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I'm a mother of four grandmother of seven and great grandmother of one. I have many hobbies and interests but gardening and rug hooking are my main interest at the moment. I live with my husband in the house that we built with the help of my brothers and have been married for 51years.

Friday, December 31, 2010



Because our lives are so filled with busyness everyday an the fact that we have to work early in the morning, our New Year Eve is always low key. We usually sit together with a bowl of chips and some dip and a bottle of good wine and watch a movie . We used to watch the satire show Air Farce on New Year's Eve every year but now the show has been cancelled.  Boo-Hoo-Hoo. It was so funny.

It's time to turn a new page on the calendar to begin a new year and today I just received one of the two Hooking book that I ordered from Amazon .com, with still one more to come.  The Rug Hooker's BIBLE. So, I'll be turning those pages as well.

The envelop was torn open at one end, no doubt with the sheer volume of Christmas mail at this time of year, it's understandable that it got rough treatment. The book was in perfect condition though. The other book I purchased which has been shipped is Hooked Rug Landscapes. I had also ordered Pictorials but it was not available to be shipped to Canada from the seller.  Another time perhaps.

Today I signed in for Sunnie's, Grandmother's Treasure Trunk Creative Challenge on Rug Hooking Daily. The challenge is to design and hook a rug with this theme, within a time frame and it is also subject to a wide array of interpretations. The rug can be any size or shape and it has to have two shades of brown and one or more words in it. It's always fun to see the wide variety of interpretation to this challenge.  Just what we need to chase those hookers blocks away.  Now I'm racking my brain to come up with  a treasure that my grandmother could have had in her treasure trunk.

It's a great way to stretch beyond what we normally would hook. Do you think that I perhaps should have my head examined.  JB


  1. Oh Julia, the challenge sounds like such fun. I know you can come up with a great design. I am beginning to lose the hooking blues, actually hooked for about an hour today. I just think we are all so busy at Christmas our energies get shattered. Wishing you and yours a Joyous, helthy and Peaceful New Year.

  2. Wow, I guess that is why I didn't sign up. I am doing well just to hold a hook in my hand. I can think of a bunch of other things that I should be doing. I can't wait to see what you decide. I wish you the best of years and I thank you for becoming such a dear blogging friend to me.
    Have a lovely day to start your New Year.
    Blessings, Julia, Oh and thank you so much for all of your encouragement.
    It means so much to me.

  3. I too love the fiends I have made by blogging.
    I am still working on the large rug I have been at for some time I want to finish so that I can hook a rug for the new grandbaby. I have all the books you have ordered. as you know I am a bit of a horder when it comes to books. they are all wonderful.
    I hope the new year holds many wonderful things for you and your family.

  4. Hi Julia, Have a Happy New Year, I am glad were blogging friends. I love hearing about what your up to and Wish you all the Best, Cheri

  5. Hookers bible is a great book full of lots of good information.
    The hooker challenge sounds really interesting, have never tried anything like that before.
    I have 3 BOM that have ended so I need to get 3 quilts sashed and bordered.
    My new years will be very low key tonight. I'm to old to cut the mustard anymore.

  6. Hi Julia,
    The challenge should be fun! I think it's what I need to get me out of the hooking slump.
    Glad your book arrived safely.
    Do you get Rug Hooking Magazine? I have a few older copies that I'll send to you if you want. I'm trying to get rid of 'stuff'.

    Happy New Year to you and your family!

  7. Hey Julia, I think about you so often, although I haven't written. The accomplishments in the past 2-3 weeks have been rather astounding I think. I've dropped in to read a few times but just haven't taken time to write. I treasure my Christmas card, it made me know I have a true sister-friend! Very happy new year to you and your family - enjoy the movie and new rug hooking adventures. /deb and Renee'

  8. I posted twice and Poof they disappeared. You will do great with Sunnies challenge. You are so creative. Have fun tonight with the hookers bible and the wine. Oh, and hubby too!

  9. Best wishes for a great new year Julia!! So glad to have you for a blogging friend!

  10. Wishing you a joyful new year filled with creative possibilities!

  11. Cheers, Julia...Happy New Year!!! The hookers title made me giggle a little...ha! The WORK you do hooking just amazes me...what an art!! I find this fascinating...I tried it some years ago and it takes endless patience but the results are so lovely!! We had some mail come torn lately too...those new2 sorting machines.
    Have fun hooking...You'll keep busy for the new year!!! (Can't wait to see what you are up to!)_

  12. Julia ~
    Happy New Year to you and your family. To me, a low key NYE is just perfect.
    Enjoy your new books. The Hooker's Bible is one I don't have...yet.
    Hugs :)