Tuesday, November 18, 2014

O Christmas Tree

I've been keeping the wool and hook busy making some fun rugs.  Can't you just imagine this dear ol' snowman singing.......
Oh Christmas tree, Oh Christmas tree!
The leaves are so unchanging
Oh Christmas tree, Oh Christmas tree,
The leaves are so unchanging
Not only green when summer's here,
But also when it's cold and drear.
Oh Christmas tree, Oh Christmas tree,
Thy leaves are so unchanging!
Finished up this simple flower and sure like how it turned out!

Happy to say I have bound 4 rugs but as always still have more to bind!
Think I will go pull a few loops and see what those wooly worms will turn into :)
Happy Trails....Ginger

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

It's Chilly Out There!

Boy it has been cold and with the Oklahoma winds it chills ya right to the bone!  Hot chocolate sure tastes good on a cold and windy day.
It's a good time to bind on some rugs.  The snowman was oxford punched using a #14 mini punch with some of my hand dyed wool yarn.  Doesn't he look happy!

The penny rug was made using up lots of scraps and was hooked.    I love all the different ways rugs can be made I can't say that I am ever bored :)
Stay warm out there it sure is chilly!
Happy Trails....Ginger

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Locker Hooking How To Part 2 and 3

If you have wanted to learn how to locker hook it is really easy.  Just gather up your supplies and get started.
Here is two simple videos to help you make a rug!

Yes, I'm an Okie and so hope you can understand me :)

Happy Trails....Ginger

Part 2 Binding The Rug

Part 3 Hooking Your Rug

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Locker Hook How To Part 1

Recently one of the things I demonstrated at Silver Dollar City was how to locker hook.  Here is a short video on the supplies you will need.  Join me in a couple of days and I will show you how locker hooking is done.  If you are like me sometimes seeing how things are made makes things much easier to do.
Supplies needed
Latch hook canvas
Locker hook
Cotton yarn
Large eye tapestry needle
Fabric strips for binding 1/2 inch wide by 22 inches
Fabric strips for loops 1 inch wide in various lengths
So gather up your supplies and if you need a locker hook and can't find one I have them in my etsy shop!
Happy Trails....Ginger

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Holiday Finishes with a Helper

I finished a couple of hooked pieces.  A fun little snowman hooked in wooly strips from 8 to 9.  Fast and fun to hook.

Added a patchwork piece to the back.
A chunky Christmas Tree with hand cut strips.

Another patchwork finish to the back.
Now to show you my help....
Don't you love the little monster peeking out behind the tree :)

Sloan wanted to do some tree trimming so he snipped off the tails.    Notice my son in the background with his big bushy beard...reminds me of the young red headed Santa we see on the old Christmas show.

Next he wanted to try hooking and wow he pulled 5 loops! 
I should have got a picture of him grinning he has lost his first tooth,  maybe next time :)
Happy Trails....Ginger

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Snowman Coaster Patterns Free For You!

With the upcoming winter season I thought I would share the pattern with you.  Just right click and print and Enjoy!

Happy Trails.....Ginger

Thursday, October 30, 2014

52 Days Oh My!

Fifty two days is a long time to be away from HOME!  It sure is good to be back although I had such a great time at Silver Dollar City being one of their craftsman for the National Harvest Festival. 
Everyone was so nice and I met so many wonderful folks.  The days began with opening ceremonies and this Awesome Eagle was brought out as the Veterans led a parade with the American Flag and the Pledge of Allegiance and the National Anthem was done right in front of our booth each morning.

Here I am with my new found friend "Oreo" and if you know me I like cookies so Oreo is a fitting name!

We had several days that were on the cool side.  Danny was quite the sport demonstrating oxford punch needle and he has become quite good at it!  Ann helped with all the different things we had such as needle punch, oxford punch, rug hooking, and locker hook. 
We sure appreciate each and everyone that stopped by to visit us!  WE had several repeat customers from last year that have made many new things and loved seeing some of the pieces they made.
Special thanks to Miss Cathy for helping out when we were super busy.
Well with being back home it has been a whirlwind of visiting the grands, unpacking, getting back to work with Danny, ballgames and catching up on laundry.
I've been listing supplies, patterns, and finished goods in my etsy shop and on the website. 
Hoping I can settle down and catch up on blogs and seeing what all of you have been doing!
Thanks for stopping by and have a safe and Happy Halloween.
Happy Trails.....Ginger