Mercury glass is the new silver

silver ball

Lately I have become fascinated by mercury glass and old tarnished silver so at Christmastime I started a small collection. Continue reading

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Travels on my mind

reds

This year Ali Strebel and I will be teaching a rug hooking class called techniques. One of the things that I will be talking about is the fact that quite a few of the rugs that I create are actually punch hooked. Continue reading

Colorful boxes can be like treasure chests

nosey goose

On my recent trip home to the East Coast I took a few hours and went antiquing with my aunt Nell. Although it has been many years since I have been shopping in Madison, Connecticut, I wanted to see if the Nosey Goose was still there. I was so happy to see that nothing had changed, and my favorite haunt was just as it always was. Full of unusual vintage and shabby chic things for every occasion. And the setting is this wonderful old home in the heart of downtown.  I took the opportunity to buy one special thing from their shop to take home with me. Continue reading

Repairing an old rug

DSCF1020When I was choosing rugs to hang in my studio from my vintage collection of hooked rugs, I really wanted to hang this one. I love its graphic beauty. And the holes in it do not detract from my appreciation of it. However, one of the holes was 2″, and I didn’t want to put too much stress on the rug by hanging it with that big of an opening. It needed some support. Continue reading