Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Floral Runner's Gold Flowers

Here's another look at the my rug and the wools I'm using.
There are 2 flowers like this in the rug and I'm hooking both identical.

The color of my pictures is giving me a hard time so I'm not sure how true this will be but we'll give it a try anyway....we shall see what happens!

The wools used. The orangy wool is the outline of the flower petals, the yellow/gold was used for the petals, the gold is the outline of the flower center (one row) and the brown is the flower center.

The bud on the left is the same wool as the rust flower.

This is the background although I don't think it photographed well. It is black and a very dark green hounds tooth and makes up into a beautiful background.

I have the rug almost finished and I'll post pictures again...soon!

Friday, December 10, 2010

Floral Runner Rug Hooking Design

Where do the days...weeks...go!!! I was going to post this rug a month ago. I can't believe it's almost the middle of December already.
This is one of my designs...Floral Runner. I've been trying to find time to hook it since I first drew it up. (I won't mention how many years that has been!) I thought I'd snap pictures of it as I progress for those of you who are new to rug hooking.
I decided to see if I could hook a rug using only textures, no hand dyed or solid wool in this rug and I love the colors. Everything is a plaid, check or heather.
I was trying to find a brown vein for the leaf. I started with a medium brown and thought it looked fine but as I hooked more it seemed a little flat. I found a darker brown and hooked another vein. You can see the difference here. the darker vein looks far better...the leaf doesn't look 'flat' as it does with the lighter brown. It may be hard to see...I'm hoping it will show up better if you click on the photo to enlarge the image.

A little further along....Using a flash so the color is a bit brighter.

Here is some of the wool used in the flower. The gold on the left is the outline, the rust is the flower petals. I forgot to include the gold line in the petal. The medium brown is the outline of the flower center and the lime green plaid with the pink is the flower center.

I used a dark green and black houndstooth for the background and the narrow gold line is the same gold as the outline of the flower. I will continue the border with the green and black houndstooth.

(too be continued!)

Aren't the colors pretty! I chose these colors in the fall when the leaves were shades of orange, gold and red. As I was sitting out back in the screened in porch I could look up and see the exact same shades in the trees around me. Now it is all covered in white fluffy stuff!

Saturday, October 30, 2010

"Show Me" Rug Show at Parkville Missouri

Rugs pictures from the Show Me rug show in Parkville MO.

Three of these are my designs, not the Santa...I think he's beautiful and I have no idea who's design it is.

Three more of mine, not the patriotic horse but I think it's a pretty fun rug.

An assortment of rugs...

I love this squirrel, again, no designers name. I would like to hook this pattern if I can find it. I like how she finished it with the braided border.

At the top is Karen's bell pull...sideways. It's beautiful! This photo does not do it justice.
Below it is my Snow design and hooked by Helen. She made a few minor changes in the design.

And my favorite for last...Mama Longhorn hooked by Victoria Ingalls. My picture does not do this justice either, you wouldn't believe how 'real' this looks...just amazing!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Pictures of Rug Camp

Finally, more pictures of Show Me rug camp in Parkville, MO.
We were so busy all the time and I kick myself for not taking more pictures...this is all I have of people! But I do have a few from the rug show and I'll post them next time.
This was where our workshop was and to the right is where we were fed like royalty! The food was the BEST! We laughed that all we did for 5 days was hook and eat!

Judy and her second camp rug. Again I kick myself for not snapping a picture of her beautiful shaded yellow rose. She got so far on that one so she decided to hook my sunflower runner.

I love what she has done so far.

Me on a very bad hair time for fussing with hair! I do have long hair but it's all behind my head. Not sure this picture will stay time I look at my blog I'll probably remove it!

Karen, of course I didn't have her show her rug and it was a beautiful shaded crewel piece.

Victoria during show and tell with a very pretty rug called Terrier at the Gate by Laura Schulze.

This Santa is a gorgeous rug! I think it may have been from a greeting card.

And at the end the teachers got together so we could take their pictures. Kaye is in the purple, she coordinated the camp. Victoria, Kathy, Jenny and Nancy (my teacher) is seated in front.

We really had a great time! I think it was the most fun I've had at a rug workshop!
The next workshop that I'm already signed up for will take place in Colorado next June with Victoria and I'm already counting the days and I know what my pattern will be.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Bear Lodge and Cabins...

Karen's husband just emailed this photo to me of the wall in her wool shop, The Wool Basket in Loveland Colorado. I got such a kick out of what she has done that I just have to show it.
We have only the border wool applique to do on the Bear Lodge Block of the Month Wool Quilt. Two more months and it's finished! But we'll be starting a really 'cool' new wool quilt after the first of the year.
She hung up my 2 wool applique samples and two of my hooked rug samples that she hooked. They all look so good together! Thanks Karen!!!

I still plan to post pictures of rug camp....where do the days go!!!!

Friday, October 1, 2010

Rug Camp, Parkville Missouri

I had way too much fun!
I attended the Show Me Rug Hooking Workshop in Parkville, Missouri last week and this is one of my small rugs from class with Nancy Blood. I have a thing for toads and frogs and when I spotted this in Joan Moshimer's catalog of patterns I just knew I had to hook it.

I knew I needed help with the toad and the toadstools. I think he turned out pretty well...Nancy named him Ambrose T. Toad. All wool is a 3 cut and the toad and toadstool are shaded. The leaves are assorted pieces of spot dye and the background is a dark hand dyed dirt color.

I can't wait to get back to it and finish it. I have 2 more small shaded rugs in a 3 cut that are not as far along as this one, I'll post them another time along with pictures from camp.

Victoria Ingalls was there and her students were hooking gorgeous rugs. Would I like to take a class from her!!! Maybe next year.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Pumpkin Wool Applique

I've been way too busy lately! Between summer vacations, rug camp and filling orders, my poor blog has been neglected. On top of that I got the bright idea to start a new blog called Wild Rose Vintage which has been so much fun. On that blog I've been posting pictures of all sorts of vintage things.

This is my latest design in the Holiday issue of Create & Decorate magazine. Soon kits will be available on my website. I have all of the wool, I just need to make up kits and decide on a price. This is a small piece and easy to whip up in a few hours.

I just came back from a wonderful rug hooking workshop. I was at Show Me in Parkville Missouri with Nancy Blood as my teacher. What a beautiful setting and the food was the best! I had a wonderful time and I have a few pictures and more to write about soon as I find time to unload my camera!

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Garden Flowers Punch Needle Embroidery

The latest issue of Create & Decorate, August, published one of my Punch Needle designs. I used hand dyed embroidery floss by The Gentle Art on this project. I like how the hand dyed floss gives it texture. Then I attached it to a piece of wool and framed it with an old frame I had on hand that fit just right. Kits will be available soon on my website.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Lavender Sachets

My last project that appeared in Create & Decorate magazine. These were simple and fun to make. I fill them with fresh lavender buds and keep them stashed in my closet. The aroma is so pleasant when I open the door, they're pretty to look at. Kits are available on my website for a short time, they make great gifts!

Friday, July 2, 2010

Bear Lodge Wool Applique Quilt

The quilt is coming along! I've been terrible about posting...I can't believe a whole month has gone by already! It's much to do outside, vacations. Right now while I'm posting this I'm about 50 miles from the Bear Lodge that this quilt is named after.

I'm all ready to add the borders to the quilt. There will be a narrow inner border using the same fabric as the sashing. Then a wider outer border using the main fabric. I'll add wool applique in all 4 corners that will sort of flow around the corners.

Kits are available from Karen at The Wool Basket in Loveland Colorado or on her website. You can name the quilt whatever you like, after your lake cabin or your favorite lodge in the woods or mountains. A nice way to personalize your quilt!

Monday, May 31, 2010

Bear Lodge Block of the Month Wool Quilt

It's coming along! We are currently working on the tent block. The coyote and canoe will be next. There will be a top row of blocks and then a border with wool applique in all 4 corners. This is a mystery BOM quilt thus why you don't see the entire quilt right now. If you would like to join in kits including the pattern are available at The Wool Basket
Quilt designed by Cabin CreekDesigns

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Hand Embroidered Bluebirds

My friend Stephanie embroiders the prettiest dish towels and clothes pin bags. Her stitching is so fine and about as perfect as you can get! She has a shop on Etsy where she sells these wonderful dish towels and clothes pin bags along with beautiful vintage lace, rick rack, buttons and other fun vintage treasures.

Please click on the link and you will go straight into her shop called Exhuberant Housewifery

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Rug Camp....time to start planning what to hook

It's time to start planning a couple of rugs for rug camp this September. The first idea is a small 12" x 12" design called Peony by Joan Moshimer. The flowers shown here were transplanted from my husband's grandmothers garden years ago. They are the prettiest peonies I've ever seen and the pattern design is so much like these that when I saw it in the catalog I knew I had to hook it.

My teacher will be Nancy Blood and this will be fine shading. I want to duplicate the colors in this peony with a dark green/black antique background. I've chosen 3 small designs of Joan Moshimer's for camp, the second rug is pansies with wild roses and the third rug a toad with toadstools.

Friday, May 7, 2010

Spring Flowers

A few spring flowers from the garden. A violet named Freckles, May Flowers, Virginia Bluebells and Anemones.The May Flowers are wild flowers growing all over in our woods.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Block of the Month Hooked Rug

It's finished! Karen did a wonderful job! All that's left is to finish the edges. Kits including the pattern are available through Karen's shop. Please contact her if you are interested. The Wool Basket

This was such a success, she had a huge sign up for it. Karen's asked me to design another mystery hooked BOM rug that will begin in September. This one, we think, will have an Autumn theme.

Friday, March 19, 2010

Floral Hooked Block of the Month

Only two blocks left to go. Karen has the upper right corner block hooked and the kits are ready to be mailed out. I like what she has done with my design. She has had over 30 people sign up for this and we are working on ideas for the next BOM hooked rug. It will begin in September and will have a fall theme.

Create & Decorate Magazine April 2010

This is my most recent project in Create & Decorate magazine. Kits for both this and the Gingerman are available or will be available on my website. Thanks for taking a look!

Gingerman Wall Pocket in Christmas 365

This is my little hooked project in the latest Christmas 365 magazine...summer issue. I sure love they way they photographed it!

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Block of the Month Wool Quilt ~ Bear Lodge

This would be a great cabin quilt or a quilt for that special guy in your life!

The Wool Basket of Colorado and Cabin Creek of Minnesota are introducing a new Mystery BOM (Block Of the Month) Wool Quilt. The first 2 blocks are the bear and moose starting with the month of February. I've thrown in a little sneak peek of the middle section of the quilt to give you a better idea of the theme going on. The remaining 3 blocks you see here will be March, April and May. There will be 11 blocks total with appliqued borders. Two of the months will have two blocks, the rest of the months will have just one block. The quilt will measure about 44" x 55". All of the applique is very simple. The appliques are hand dyed 100% wool stitched onto a beautiful flannel by Maywood Fabrics.

I just love this quilt! This is a design by yours Karen of The Wool Basket is busy making up kits including the monthly patterns for this quilt. Please visit The Wool Basket for information on how to sign up.

If you would rather hook this design, two patterns very similar to this are available on my website Cabin Creek just click on 'Rug Hooking' and then on 'Animals'.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Poinsettia Wool Applique Pillow Christmas 365 Magazine

The Spring issue of Christmas 365 is out, this is my latest project in the magazine. There are a lot of fun projects to make in this magazine from Chocolate Truffles and awesome sounding Steamy Dreamy hot chocolate/coffee drink to a painted St. Nick box and wool applique projects.

Kits will be available on my website shortly for this pillow project using all hand dyed wool with a coordinating cotton back and chenille trim. Pattern is available in the magazine so you can use your own wool or WoolFelt or all cotton fabric will work just as well. A super fast and easy pillow for your holiday home. Plenty of time to make this for next Christmas...that's for sure!

Friday, January 22, 2010

Mystery Block of the Month Hooked Rug

I've been a little lazy at posting the recent blocks for our rug. The flower block above the bluebird was the November block and the basket at the far left is the current January block. We skipped the busy month of December. I think Karen of The Wool Basket in Colorado has done a beautiful job of color planning this rug.

Karen hooked this rug. I have not seen it in real life but she had her anniversary sale a few weekends ago and the rug was on display. Some people had been following it on her website and saw it for the first time in the shop. Several more signed up, it's been a great hit and so much fun. I'm trying to hook it too using her kits but so far I'm only on the bluebird (the second block).

We're beginning a Mystery Wool Quilt Block of the Month February 1st. I've been stitching up a storm getting the blocks all ready. It will be another kit that will be available through Karen at the above link.

Monday, January 4, 2010

Little Snowman Hooked Mat Create & Decorate February 2010

The latest Create & Decorate issue should be out about now, or soon. This is a simple little mat to hook, good for a beginner too. I have kits available on my website. The background is a charcoal grey although it does look a little green here. It's actually darker than this photo. The snowman is a white wool with a little overdying to give it a bit of an aged looked. This photo is not doing it justice.