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
Our Maggie Bonanomi class last month was terrific.
We loved Maggie, we loved her patterns, her color style and her unique hooking technique. I tried to follow everything she recommended and the rug to the right is the result. I love it!
She brought many one of a kind patterns and we all went nuts over them. Some people had her help them color plan 3 or 4 rugs. I got her help color planning 2 patterns and bought 5 more for the future and to have here at the store.
I love the bunting on the urn of flowers. The colors are so soft, faded and worn looking. Just like an old flag should be. Of course, I have lots of wool here in the store that Maggie likes to use! She picked Persimmon for the red, Grease Monkey for the blue and a textured birch bark for the white. Gloriously dirty and old looking.
The flowers were a mixture of marmalade, dijon and pumpkin pie. The background was a mixture of textured and mottled Spunkey Monkeys. It made for a wonderful faded, dark blacky brown background. The urn was Itty Bitty Moose, another favorite here at the store. Loved it, loved the class, loved Maggie. She is coming back next year for a 2 day rug hooking class and a 1 day appliqué class with an original pattern drawn just for us! Can't wait. Thanks again Maggie.
Now in case you have been wondering what Blue and I have been up to.....we just finished our therapy dog training class, 10 weeks with Domesti-Pups. Saturday was the big testing day and the Blue dog passed with flying colors. He already had his Canine Good Citizen rating, but had to take it again along with the advanced Community Canine test too. Of course he is a genius and he and I take our higher education very seriously. We start 3 months of supervised therapy visits in nursing homes and then in the fall, we will also be in the
'reading pups' program, where we will be assigned several students at our local elementary school who need help with their reading. They say reading to a friendly canine listener can make reading fun and something to look forward to, for the young reader who may be struggling. Blue and I can't wait for our first assignments. We plan to work with 3 kids, every 6-8 week session.
In the picture, Blue is giving me a big slurpy kiss for being his best friend and driving him around to all his fun classes. We start Rally class tonight and have agility on Wednesday. He is agile.....I am not....but there is much to be learned in every class.