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Gift & Seasonal Designs
Each pattern is hand-drawn on 100% primitive linen or on red dot tracing fabric (you
select.) Some designs are available in kit form with wool, either whole cloth or
cut strips (cutting charges apply.)
My favorite time of the year -- Fall (and Halloween, of course.) This one was my
adaptation of the old black cat post card. I hooked the background in several green
and gold wools for that wormy look. This piece is sized perfectly for a chair pad,
but it would also be a great addition anywhere you decorate for the Halloween season.
Here's another fun mat for Halloween. Hooks up really fast and only needs three or
four wools to look great! I used an orange plaid, gold check, and a cool stripe with
fall colors, and just a tad of black inside the mouth and around the eyes. This piece
is also sized perfectly for a chair pad, but you can also use it on a table or hung
on your door! 15 inches
Harvest Cat Basket Cover
My passion for old baskets and rug hooking have collided in this harvest design!
With the full harvest moon as a backdrop, this bewitching black cat waits for the
basket to be filled to the brim with the season's bounty! I attached my hooking to
the inside of the basket lid, so the hooking would show when the basket was open
and filled with pumpkins and bittersweet. You can attach it to the outside of your
lid if you wish. 18 x 23 inches (adjust to fit your basket.)
I had so much fun designing these special holiday stockings! Who says you can't
fill a stocking with goodies for Halloween? And the crow is in the Christmas spirit,
carrying his feather tree home to decorate his nest. I hooked the stocking with my
overdyed wools and they are lined and backed with wool. Stocking measures 15 inches
at the widest foot area and 23 inches long - great size to hold lots of goodies or
I created several designs that incorporated unusual techniques and materials into
the hooking project. This design incorporates metallic yarns and a beading technique
for the border. The instructions that come with the pattern teach you how, but you
can hook this delightful snowman using your traditional techniques and materials,
as well. 18 x 12 inches
Here is another design in which I incorporated unusual techniques and materials into
the hooking project. This design incorporated rolled wool shapes for the hearts on
the mittens (see the enlarged photo.) The instructions that come with the pattern
teach you how, but you can hook this fun mitten pattern using all traditional rug
hooking, too. 13 x 13 inches.
To Have and To Hold
My most current designs created for Create and Decorate magazine celebrate holidays
and special life moments. I designed them to be hooked as gifts for special people
and occasions. There’s a lot to celebrate in life . . . I hope these rug designs
inspire you to hook for those joyous and celebratory times.
I designed and hooked this half moon rug for a special friend as her wedding gift.
The pattern will be customized to incorporate the names and wedding date of your
special couple. ►
24 x 18 inches
I designed and hooked this rug to celebrate Valentine’s Day, but it is also a great
addition to any country decor. I added a little twist to the traditional ‘heart in
hand’ motif, incorporating little hearts between each finger of the hand. When you
love somebody, every day can be Valentine’s Day.
15 x 15 inches
Hats Off to the Grad
This design celebrates the graduate! Whether it’s high school or college, this is
a huge milestone for a young person in our life. If you high school grad is off to
college in the fall, hook their college colors and name into this mat for their new
dorm room. It’s a great way to send a little bit of yourself along with them. ►
15 x 12 inches
This mat was so much fun to design and hook. Sunflowers are one of my favorites --
so big, so colorful--and they feed our eyes, then they feed the birds. God is the
greatest designer of all! I hooked the petals of the sunflowers with very long loops,
and then when they were done, I clipped the loops unevenly to make the fringy petals.
When I hooked the centers, I hooked the outer rows closer and the inner rows a bit
longer to give some roundness to the heads to resemble the seeds. 16 x 11 inches.
Create both of these celebratory door pockets - one for Halloween and one for winter.
Halloween features two jack-o-lanterns and the winter pocket is a big mitten with
your initial. So easy and they hook up really fast. Available as pattern on linen.
This hooked mat celebrates someone’s special day – it could be a birthday or any
special occasion. The whimsical stack of cupcakes could even be numbered for a birthday
or anniversary. Hooking “Happy Day” along the bottom lets you hook this design for
any special day. ►