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Sunday, April 17, 2011

Kitchen Squares Rug


Needed a fast utility rug for my daughter Liz's first college apartment 2007. Copied my 2"square sampler, but extended size with black strips on ends.
~self designed and hooked on Scottish burlap with #8 wool and wool blends

40th MPBN TV Auction Donation



This rug was designed and hooked March 2011 for the 40th Maine Public Broadcasting Network's big fund raiser. They have an art show as part of this tv auction and I have made multiple rugs for it over the years. This rug finished at 13" x 33". I consider it a runner to be used on a table, window seat, couch back...
I free hand drew the design on linen and hooked it using #8 or 1/4" cut strips of wool and wool blends. The border is a hit or miss scallop. Back side detail.

Garden of Shapes

This rug was designed with the help of Allie Myles. She chose the shape, relative size and the location. I drew them in. To get movement I added the 3 scrolls and we had our "garden of shapes". Allie was in Kindergarten when this rug was designed. I finally finished hooking it this fall - 2010. It was hooked Scottish burlap with #8 cut wool and wool blend strips. I did not use a border in the design. As you can see again the cats love the rugs whether working on or finished. This rug will be in a bedroom.

Counted Cross Stritch


I did this set of counted cross stitch as a Christmas gift for my husband when we were first married in the early 1980's.

Teddy Bear Baby Quilt

This quilt was made in 1997 for my niece Lauren Brenkus in celebration of her birth.

Rabbit Rug

Rug made as a gift for Mother-in-law, Joyce Brokos, in Dec. 2002. It was hooked on Scottish burlap using #8 and 1/4" cut strip of 100% wool and wool blends. Size is about 26" x34". Center design was adapted from a picture of a rug. Closer detail of the rabbit. Close-up of corner/ border detail. Back side with label.