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As I travel, Rumi inspires me with his faith. If I could only grasp that my trip is part of my creative process, and see new possibilities with each step of my journey. In the bustle of an airport I will attempt to quiet my heart with his wisdom.  ~ Karen


Vending date for 2015

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DSCF1009This is a fun event and one of the few available in the Pacific Northwest for the craft of rug hooking. I will be there as usual with my patterns, wool, and other things for sale. Many other vendors will be selling wool and other handmade fiber arts. 

The rug show is inspiring. Actually the whole thing is a boost of inspiration for fiber lovers. I love how this event ushers in the festive Fall mood with the lovely pumpkins decorating each table, the hand-made name tags, and the homey potluck!

Make a day of it! Come and stay the whole time hobnobbing, eating, hooking and shopping. Bring a dish to share for the potluck. Stop by my booth and say hi and let me know you read my blog. I would love to meet you there!

Have a creative day ~ Karen

The lovely pattern used with permission in the flyer, Expect Good Things, is by Brenda Beerhorst and is available through her etsy shop here: BRENDABEERHORSTSHOP

Friends to the garden studio

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Friends of mine usually come with a craft in hand, because they know me. I am the craft lady. My way of having fun typically includes making something. So my Washington friend Lianne brought her Star Rug Company snow family design to hook when she came to visit. Lianne loved all my lights and tried out my IKEA clip on LED light on her hooking frame. It is really bright. Continue reading

Tools of the past

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I have missed your company here on my blog. Busy with this and that, I often come across a creative inspiration and think — this would be great to share, I want to remember to talk about that idea with my blog friends. So you have been on my mind.

Since I have been knitting and crocheting,  a memory came to me of my first knitting needles Continue reading