Thank you for visiting my blog site. I own The Rug Hooking Store at Black Horse Antiques in Valley Nebraska. I have had the antique store for the last 31 years and the rug hooking portion of the store for the last 12 years. I specialize in hand-dyed wool and all supplies needed for rug hooking. There are over 750 patterns available in the store and online. I particularly love color planning rugs and will be happy to help you select wools for your latest project. Visit my store at www.janicelee.biz
We have had Santa Face Classes for the last two Saturdays, here at the store. Pat Shafer teaches them for us every January. Here is my Santa face from yesterday. It is a Spruce Ridge pattern. Most of the ladies hook those beautiful Santa faces from Kathy Morton Mullvain at Oak Ridge Cottage Designs. Since this is my 4th Santa face class and I have already done 4 of Kathy's designs, I picked this one from Kris Miller's studio. Kris is coming to teach a workshop in June and we are all excited to work with her for the first time.
Pat Shafer is a wonderful rug hooker, who just happens to be a former china painter and artist. She breaks doing these faces down into easy to understand steps, complete with visual aids and take home extras.
I must say, that each time I do a face, it becomes easier to accomplish and less intimidating. I love this beautiful Santa and will enjoy completing the rug.
When will I be completing the rug???? Well on Downton Abbey Day of course. Tomorrow, because it is MLK Day and many people have the day off, we decided to spend the day with our favorite things…….rug hooking, rug hookers, Downton Abbey and FOOD. We will start at 9am and watch until we are thru with the whole season….we think around 6pm. Fortunately, Jeanette got this season and is bringing it out for all to watch. Carl and I bought a new, bigger, TV for the store at Christmas time, for this very reason. I can't wait to see what will happen with Mary and her suitors, and that darn sister of hers with the disappearing baby daddy. Of course, we know Thomas will be making trouble somewhere, but will they finally catch up with Bates for the unfortunate accident involving Anna's rapist. My head is spinning……I just can't wait.
If you happen to be available tomorrow and would like to come watch with us…..you are welcome. We have 13 coming and I am sure we could squeeze in a few more. Just remember, we will all be speaking with a British accent by the end of the day. Even Blue will bark in Cockney.