The Finish Line

Do you daily spend time feeling like you are running a race, going from one thing to another, but still have unfinished projects or you feel unproductive?  Do you put off doing those things that either you dislike doing or you are afraid of the unknown? If you are like me, we put our own imaginary pressures on ourselves.  A customer wanted a Northern Lights piece of wool for a project of hers.  I had never painted wool to try to look like the Northern Lights.  I was afraid to try, inside my head I'm telling myself, this just isn't going to work.  The above picture is of the Northern Lights I painted and my customer is very happy so why did I worry so much?

This week I started a project and finished it this afternoon and know I never want to do another.  I am not a fan of having to sew and stuff something.  But I can say it is now done, thanks to the help of my mom.  This was a free pattern out of the Rug Hooking Magazine, project by Janet Conner.


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My good friend Diane Benoit has given me permission to sell her patterns for Ross the Rooster and Freddy the Fish.  I will have these available on my web site soon.  Below are the hooked rugs by Diane Benoit.  They are already the cool kids on the block.


I am now at the point of whipping the edge of my Russian Alphabet rug.

In the mail this week; Kathy Naylor finished up these lovely two patterns. Some of the wool fabric supplied by Della's Rug Hooking studio.

Lynne Lines shared her lovely rug she finished.  Some of the wool fabric was supplied by Della's Rug Hooking Studio.

Have a wonderful week everyone.

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  • I LOVE that rooster!

    • Warner Andrea
  • The dyed Northern Lights is beautiful, congratulations! I am so glad to have seen the alphabet rug at the Heritage retreat. Did you think about submitting it in the Rug Hooking magazine? It really tells a beautiful story and it has a few interesting techniques.
    Lynne’s mat is beautiful .
    The rooster and fish are vibrant . It is amazing how fast Diane is in designing, colour planning and hooking.

    • Doris Norman Doris
  • Della , that northern lights wool is fantastic ! So true to life in the colours . Yes , we so often hold ourselves back from attempting projects that we think are too complicated , but once you take the first step , things fall in to place . Thanks for showing the finished alphabet rug and Lynn’s beautiful piece . Lots of inspiration ! :)

    • Ursulasdesigns
  • Lovely pieces, all of them!

    • Debra Ackles Adams