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Sunday, August 28, 2011

Simply Sunday and a Rug Hooking Tutioral

Just a simple post on Sunday morning, I hope all
of you who have had Irene this weekend have been okay.
I have turned into such a weather junky. I watch the news
reports and then watch the radar to see what is going
on. Sometimes technology is a wonderful thing.

First of all I wanted to share with you a website that
has a nice beginning tutorial on beginning rug hooking.
She is also having a give a way for a kit with everything
to get started rug hooking.
Margie's blog is called, Hungry Hook Primitives.
She has some really nice wool and her kits are nice too.
So if you have wanted to be a rug hooker here is your chance.
I am thinking of getting a kit and following along with her
so I can learn to be a better rug hooker. Here is a picture of
the kit you can win.

Speaking of rug hooking. I worked on my rug on Saturday.
I worked in the morning cleaning flowerbeds and cleaning the
chicken coop, then it just got too hot to do anything else.
I am following directions for my rug that is in the book and I am
pretty happy at the results. I worked about four hours pulling
loops. All night long I dreamed I was still hooking. Patterns
were in my head. So weird.

After all of the many, many tries and things that now
live in a box under the sink, I have to say this is the first
one I am really pretty happy about. I really enjoy pulling
loops, in fact, I think I could sit and do this and forget
to do my work, clean house, you know all of those things.

I will be hooking more today because we are having another
day of 103. I don't know why this time of year, when it gets hot
like this it seems hotter than it did at the start of the summer.

Thinking of you,


  1. sorry you're still under our heat dome... laughed at your 2nd to last paragraph. happy hooking, dearie!

  2. Kim, I love your new Halloween rug. You're doing an excellent job.

    We had rain this morning but it has stopped for the moment. We still are not in the storm yet but are expecting heavy rain and wind. I haven't been following the news as I've been a bit busy trying to cut my lawn before the rain and couldn't finish the back as darkness came so early last evening. It was dark at 8:30 and the sky was gray and very overcast. I hope that all my blogger friends are weathering the storm OK. Your's is the first blog that I've checked today. I'm going down the list. I hope that the heat wave goes away for you.

    Hugs, JB

  3. Love the rug! We're about 30 degrees cooler today than you (winds from Irene) so 103 sounds beyond horrible!

  4. Kim, your letters look great. I find it hard to hook letters. It's humid here. Few rain sprinkles but no Irene for awhile yet. I'm addicted to the weather network this weekend too.

  5. We're in the thick of it. I just don't relish losing power...but so many already have that I can't see that we'll be spared. Lights are actually flickering now. I'll send this off before I can't! Hugs!

  6. it is soooo difficult to enjoy being outside with those temperatures. the rugs are fabulous, you sure are a "happy hooker"!!!!

  7. I have always wanted to learn how to make those rugs, just so I could make the cute fall patterns like the one you are doing.

  8. Hi Kim, this sounds like a very relaxing and peaceful day. I can relate to ioo+ temps. we are in the 90's and with the ground wet, it feels like a sauna .lol. I always enjoy seeing what your hands create, both are beautiful. Enjoy your day.

  9. This is beautiful. I'm not sure I could do this.

  10. Hi, sweetie pie KIM!
    Your pumpkin rug looks fantastic! Oh, I hope the weather cools. It's good to stay inside and hook though, isn't it?

  11. your pumpkin rug is just adorable! Love it!!

  12. Oh wow, that pumpkin rug is looking great! Isn't it hot to sit and do it when it's so hot outside, though? Of course, I have hot children on me all the time, so maybe I'm overthinking it.

  13. Sorry to hear you have such dreadful heat! Your rugs look great. Have a good week, sweet friend!

  14. Your rug looks great! I love the white pumpkin... Isn't it just terrible how when we begin to have fun with a project it just seems to call out all day. I'm doing laundry and my knitting needles are calling. I'm washing dishes and they still call. Sometimes, I finish a chore and mindlessly wander into the living room, pick up my needles and suddenly come to. I look around me and think, "how did I get in here? I meant to go scrub a toilet! Ah well, since they are in my hands, maybe just one row..." :)

    Blessings, Debbie

  15. It seems hotter here too than at the beginning of summer. And I am OVER it! Your rug is adorable! Things go around in my head too- you are not alone!

  16. Great job....it was 106 here...and no end in sight!

  17. Hope you folks were not hit hard from Irene, in my area of Lancaster we pretty much recieved lots of rain with a few down tree branch's. Richard from Amish Stories.

  18. Pretty rug and glad it's a kit.
    Both the earthquake and hurricane passed us by with no effect...thank God. Friends weren't so fortunate and will be re-building for a while.
    The high school in Louisa County, where the epicenter was located, has to be razed and re-built. So many businesses need to be re-built...sad.

  19. Do your talents ever cease?:))

  20. Id like to invite everyone to my blog Amish Stories today to read a post from old order Mennonite Jean of New York state. Jean has taken-in a foster child named Michael whose parents are no longer able to take care of him. He's English and Jeans family is old order Mennonite (horse and buggy) but that makes no difference in the love that this young man is receiving from this family. Thank you folks and i hope to see some of you drop by the blog. Richard

  21. I liked that patriotic rug as well, very fitting for what's coming up this September 11 on the anniversary . Richard


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