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Tue
13
May '14

Good Fiber … Mostly

From my perspective, all fiber is good fiber and anything associated with fiber production is an interesting thing to blog about … mostly.  Consequently, when visiting the Edwards County Historical Society on a recent trip home to visit Mom, I took along my camera. Although I grew up 3 houses away from this little historic […]

Tue
5
Mar '13

Prepared To Dye

By Tuesday evening, I was a happy camper.  Two days before my deadline, I got the editing done on the new book.  When you add that to the fact that we wrapped up the videos on Sunday, it makes for a big week and it is only Wednesday! The very last thing I wrote for […]

Wed
5
Dec '12

Tis The Season

You may have noticed that I am on a little personal road trip this week, back home to Albion, Illinois, to visit my mother for her birthday.  Now that my schedule has open weekends, I decided I needed to get back a couple of extra times a year.  The trip has been a little nostalgic […]

Thu
17
Nov '11

Progressive Is Good

Today’s post is an example of the expanded posts that Gene does 5 days a week on his Internet Rug Camp. While he always tries to post something informative on this site, it is never as complete a post as what he shows on the IRgC. If you would like to be a member of […]

Fri
7
Oct '11

Hooking

From the moment I saw this rug (Made by my good friend Sarah Province) I was hooked.  I do not remember the particulars (location, date of original photo, etc.) but, none of that really matters to me very much as my connection with it is personal.  Of course, I love the artistry – everything Sarah […]

Mon
23
Aug '10

Working and Playing Hard at Sauder

(Although I am back in California as of Sunday night, there will be several more days of posts from the Sauder Villlage Retreat and Exhibition.) While you may think that life is a piece of cake for those of us at Sauder Village, let me set the record straight: We worked really hard.  Although my […]

Fri
13
Aug '10

Find a Comfy Chair

Hopefully, this weekend you will be able to find a comfy chair, situated in a beautiful spot, where you can settle in to a bit of serious rug hooking. Although I did find this beautiful spot in Nona and Marjorie’s back yard, the absence of air conditioning precluded any serious rug hooking after 9 AM. […]

Thu
12
Aug '10

Another Idea for the “Someday” File

There is only one photo to show today.  However, it is a doozie and one I am definitely filing away as a rug idea that I must get to someday. This is a photo of Brose Woods with his sister (Georgie) and his goat, name unknown.  It was probably taken about 1895.  I knew Brose when […]

Wed
11
Aug '10

Making Do in Illinois

Here is a shot of my “temporary” hooking area while at my mother’s house in Albion, Illinois. If you study the photo, you can probably see that I am not slumming at all while on the road.  After going “Townsend,” my Bliss cutter just never seemed to come out of its bag.  Therefore, a couple […]

Tue
10
Aug '10

SAUDER ATTENDEE WISHES TO BUY A  #5 TOWNSEND BLADE  – contact Gene if you have a blade to sell even if you won’t be at Sauder. As stated in yesterday’s post, I am posting and hooking all week in my hometown, Albion, Illinois, theChowder Capital of the World. Just as Popeye received his strength from spinach, […]