The Spirit & Sunshine, February 24, 2020

Have you ever noticed that when the sun shines, we feel lifted up, happy, smiles on our faces? The ray of sunshine coming through the windows beckon us to touch and feel the warmth where it shines on the floor or nearest sofa. Come outside, the sun is saying, and I'm sure a lot of people enjoyed the outdoors today. I walked as far as my mother's next door but that was all of the outdoors I got today unfortunately but I did enjoy looking at it!

The feature picture above this blog is a small portion of my display at the Villa Madonna on Tuesday in Rothesay, New Brunswick. I vended at the hooking retreat and the gals all appeared to be having a great time. I can't thank those ladies enough for having me and being such wonderful customers.

Update on the Cardinal Tree Skirt pattern. Marilyn Porter, Barb Himelman and I are hooking this Encompassing Designs pattern. It is 52 inches in diameter and will take some time to do. We are really enjoying working on this together, we motivate each other to 'keep going'. Barbs picture is to the left, mine in the middle and Marilyn's on the right. So much fun to see how the same pattern can look hooked 3 different ways with different colors.


Yesterday I had posted a video regarding a new technique I had learned on my recent Rug Hooking cruise. It is called 'over hooking'. I've hooked another flower on my pattern by Dawn Langham and I wanted to show you a close up before and after. The left is after and the right is before. A smaller strip hooked between or wedged between the pedals, loops hooked high then snipped off. You don't get the full loop affect, smaller line which I think looks great!


I have had so much fun doing this pattern and I'll have it done in no time.

The Town & Country Thrummer rug hookers, have decided that April 7th, we will have a hook-in, in Amherst at the Knights of Columbus hall. Please email Lynne Lines if you can attend. It is sure to be an awesome time. Della's Rug Hooking will be vending and I would love to see you. Please mark your calendars, everyone is welcome! Lunch will be provided, donation at the door. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., mark your calendars!

Lynne Lines -

This week in the mail, Pat Comeau sent me this picture of her completed rug of my pattern called Zentangle. She did an awesome job.

Mary Hann, showed me her Celtic rug pattern by David Ranking that she is working on from a class with Gail Lambert. A lot of the wool used is from Della's Rug Hooking studio. I love how she has put these colors together.

Krista Taylor is hooking this pattern by Deanne Fitzpatrick and is using my red wool called Rosey, Morning Mist in the leaves and Sophie for the background. It is so pretty.

More warmer temperatures are coming our way, we are truly being spoiled by mother nature and we'll take it with open arms.

I hope everyone has an awesome week!

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