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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, March 4, 2011


Can you tell that I've been in the dye pot again. This time I used Copenhagen Blue, Strawberry and Buttercup Yellow to get this blue palette. I was supposed to do some darker onion skin dyeing but didn't got the time.
 Here are some doves that are sunbathing on the deck. There were a lot more but some flew away and the rest were sunning themselves on the wood pile in the back of the house. There are now about 20 mourning doves that comes to the feeders. As soon as I come with the camera they fly away.

I've been hooking at least 10 minutes a day on my Childhood Memories rug and also today I colored most of my Grandmother 's Trunk Challenge design on my pattern and should be able to start to hook some part of it tomorrow.   Thanks for stopping by and leaving comments.  JB


  1. I like you blue just as much. It looks like a pretty sunny day, that is just so much snow. Now wonder those dove want to stay there by the feeder.
    I can't wait to see what else you are going to do.
    It looks so good.

  2. Hi Julia,The blues are really really nice. I went to my friends house near the Lake Today and we all hooked a bunch so much fun. I am getting close to being done on my big Rug. Bev had some doves on her balcony today eating her bird seed while we hooked.

  3. The blue is my favorite hue yet, Julia! You make it look almost delicious! Lol it's fun to think of what it may become, actually I think that a rug of ONLY blue hues gradated would be just beautiful!
    The doves are so pretty when they coo...I love to hear them in the morning. Can't wait to see how your Grandmother's trunk rug come out!

  4. Beautiful blues. All the poor little birds are probably having a hard time finding food this year. They look cute on your rail.

  5. I love these blues! Are you using a formula or just dyeing by eye? The birds in my neck of the woods are getting more cheerful and active lately in the mornings. Spring is on the way!

  6. beautiful blues! you are so organized that is why you get so much done.

  7. Great Blues!!! I don't remember if you've mentioned before what dyes you are using? Cushings I think? Your dye results are wonderful!
    Those Doves are sure cute sitting on the railing. Does that mean Spring is here or just around the corner! One can only hope!
    Cathy G

  8. Hi Julia! Nice to meet you, I'm new to rug hooking, trying to learn as much as I can. I've done 2, well almost done, I have about a 1/8th left to finish them. Your's are beautiful, much talent you have!

  9. Julia ~
    Beautiful blues!!!
    Hugs :)

  10. Thanks everyone for leaving a comment. I much appreciate it. Welcome to my new follower. JB

  11. Love those blues! I'm so awed by your dyeing ability..... It's something I really need to learn more about. Are you able to dye in your kitchen, or do you have a separate spot for that? No hurry to answer, just curious.

  12. I too was wondering the very same thing Dulcy was asking about where do you dye your beautiful pieces. I am always in awe of you ladies for the beautiful rugs you make.
    Your snow pictures made me grab a jacket and it is not bad here at all
    So glad you shared these pictures. How is that grandbaby doing

  13. How long have you been into Rug hooking? I just started, I can punch needle and rug punch but rug hook was harder for me to learn, I have 2 that are done being hooked, I have to finish them up on the edges.

  14. You inspire me Julia with your beautiful colors~I have not dyed wool for so long and I miss it....I love the smell of the wool and vinager~it reminds me of my first and only rug hooking teacher and the wonderful times I had in her home learning all her woolie tips! For now I will appreciate you and all your pretty wool~
    ♥ Eileen