Canada Day & Independence Day Weekend, July 03, 2022


We are very blessed to live where we do. A long weekend for most here in Canada as well as the USA.  Be kind to one another, we live in great countries.

The above photo may not be Prince Charles and Camilla but we rug hooked on the same piece that they did when we visited Quidi Vidi Village, Newfoundland last week.  In the photo is Jean Fawthrop, Lynne O'Brien Lines and Carole Fullerton.  These girls are my royalty, we had such a lovely time, they are the best!

I was asked to share on my blog a bit about how we made our Agates.  Yvonne  Iten-Scott was to travel to Newfoundland to teach us how to hook an Agate.  Unfortunately Yvonne wasn't able to go so Lisa Meecham of Wooly Good Rug Hooking, who organized this retreat for us made sure we had the very best time.  Yvonne sent wool and an Agate to help get us started.  Below is the Agate I choose to replicate, a Lake Superior Agate.

Step 1 & 2, bend a piece of copper to whatever shape we wanted.  You can see in the pictures below the Agate I have in one hand that Yvonne had given me and my bent copper.  We then covered the space with our linen and sewed the edges over the copper.


Step 3, draw lines of the shape you wish to make your Agate and hook whatever you want to within the area.

Below is everyone's project progress when we left Newfoundland.


Nothing better than sitting on the deck of our cottage hooking and watching the whales in the water.  We can hardly wait until next year!

In the mail this week; Diane Benoit finished up this piece she had purchased that a fellow rug hooker had started but hadn't finished before she passed, Phyllis Bowles.  Dianne made a pillow and it is wonderful.


Carol Anne Cowan hooked a 'brown bag challenge' from River House Rug Hooking, you can see what she started with and what she created.  Very impressive Carol Anne, love it!


Charlene Frenlick, hooked this lovely rug, inspired from a pattern by Della's Rug Hooking.

Have an awesome week everyone!


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  • Loved this! Best times with friends and art!

    • Lisa Meecham
  • All the Agate Rugs are gorgeous! So glad you all had a wonderful time!

    • Debra Ackles Adams
  • All beautiful projects. The hooked agate process is very interesting.

    • Andrée
  • Thanks again to our wonderful Della who initiated this whole experience and provided us with enough laughs and memories to last a long time! You never know where rug hooking will take you!!! Can’t wait for next year! ❤️

    • Lynne O’Brien-Lines