Guest Blogger, Rennie Roop, September 11, 2022

Artist Dawn Omen gave me permission to hook the images on 2 cards purchased from in 2002 at her Yellowknife studio.  I did most of the Hooking in Panama during the winter.  This spring we moved and did major renovations, so I couldn’t access my backing material or sewing machine.  I finally finished the pillows yesterday using Cindi Gay’s pillow finishing method.

I have loved these images since I first saw them, but there is added emotional value to these 2 pillows.  Each pillow is completed with the favourite colour of each of my sons.  My first born Joël loved blue, so Alpha bear is for him.  My second son, Daniel, my baby, loved green, so First Winter is for him.  Our two sons were killed in 1999.

Dawn Omen now has her studio in Nova Scotia. It is my dream to visit her studio in An old church.




Beautiful pillows and tribute to your two boys Rennie.  Thanks so much for sharing

In the mail this week; Lynne Lines finished her Agate.  It is lovely Lynne, thanks for sharing.


I will be vending September 19th, 2022 at the Northport Community Center, 7508 Highway 366, Northport, NS from 10 a.m. to 2:00 pm.  Join us for a day of fun, fellowship, prizes and beautiful hooking.  We are planning a salad/sandwich lunch followed by dessert.  Bring your cup for tea & coffee.  RSVP to Pauline Verstraten (

Have a great week everyone!


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  • Very touching . Thanks for sharing . Dawn Oman’s art is lovely as are the pillows Rennie has created with such love .

    • ursula
  • Such a Heartfelt tribute from a Lovely Mother of two Sons, my prayers are with her..
    The pillows are so beautiful…
    Thank you for posting this Della

    • Susan Walsh