Tuesday, December 16, 2008


Yes, this pic looks warm and cozy...but it's been freezing around here the past few days!
Don't you just love this sweet Penny Tree? It's a great pattern by my friend Cathy of Hooked on Primitives. I hooked it up using all left over strips from various rugs...just love the scrappy feel. I was in a hurry to get the sample made...could have taken a bit more care when stuffing it...so...it has the kind of "Who-ville" feel to it...but no Grinches here...everyone loves it!

To warm up the studio a bit today, I fired up the dye pots...dyed up a bunch more wool scarves that I'll be embellishing. I've got a few on Etsy right now...think I'll put the new ones up on eCrater in a few days.

Busy with lots of last minute holiday elf duties...the spiced apple jelly turned out great...

More soon, L


  1. Laurie...I LOVE that tree! Great job...and I love the 'not quite full' look!

  2. Oh, I just love it...looks like something made years ago!

  3. Thanks Jacque and Rondell. It was really fun to hook!

    Hope you are keeping warm...not offically winter yet and man is it cold!

  4. Oh WOW Laurie! How wonderful is your tree??? I am so flattered! What a super job, looks amazing!! Those colors and tho old bobbin make them fun, don't ya think??? HuGs, Cathy

  5. Laurie - love that tree - Cathy's designs are great aren't they!

  6. Hi Joanne, Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment. Yes, Cathy's designs are really a treat!
    Glad your box of goodies arrived safely...Enjoy! Hope youu have a lovely Christmas.

  7. Hi Cathy, Thanks, it's such a fun pattern to hook. I've got my Penny Tree and the Saltbox pillow I hooked right across from the door at the studio...everyone that walks in just loves 'em! Your patterns are the greatest!
    Wram Wooly Hugs, L

  8. Hello from England.....i,m a new to blogs blogger and this tree is amazing i wouldnt know where to start !!i have never done anything like it but would so love to
    Warm Wishes Kieren

  9. Hello Kieren,
    Thanks for visiting here!

    Rug hooking is very fun and really quite easy to do.

    Last summer I had a student from England. Her husband travels here for business quite often and she comes along...hopeing she'll be back in the spring! It was delightful getting to know her. She does teach a bit at home...I've never been to England...so I don't know if she'd be near you or not. If you interested, I could try to connect you?!? ~L


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