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Wednesday, April 02, 2014

Be Still MY Heart!

Good Morning Friends & Folk!

I found this in my mailbox yesterday ~
my ATHA publication

this issue is chock -full of Rabbits and Celtic designs in time for Spring 
in beautiful color photographs ~

the publication has come a long way since I first joined way back when I lived in CT…
so 'put together' and easy to read now!

A T H A ~ Association of Traditional Hooking Artists

... while drooling over some of the most wonderful rugs
and dreaming about visiting all of the shops, shows and camps in their advertisements,
I turned the page and literally stumbled when I saw this!

"Be Still My Heart" design
(adapted by Spruce Ridge Studios for Notforgotten Farm)

this B E A U T Y was hooked by 
Marguerite Evans of Nome, TX
and color-planned by Diane Stoffel

oh my stars!!
 the article includes how they added different hooking techniques such as 
wool-beading (collar & border)
and how to do a picot-edge (heart)

also how to incorporate plaids into your rugs for movement and texture…

I think Marguerite did a FABULOUS job, don't you agree??

wonderful wonderful

Thank you Marguerite 
for wanting to hook my little girl, made her come to life with your hands!

and Thank you to Kris Miller (
for always doing a spectacular job on adapting my doodles for me!

I'll be working away on 'stuff' for Rug Fest the rest of this week ~
come on out & see me there on Saturday!!
(info on sidebar)

another *SPARKLER* of a day here today ~
~ hoping your SPRING has SPRUNG for you!!!

* Blessed be * 


Saundra said...

Such a great job she did in hooking the design and can't wait to get my magazine now....maybe today.


Lori Ann Corelis said...

What a lovely surprise!
Marguerite did indeed do a beautiful job!

Spring is trying her best . . . yesterday was beautiful . . . today? Cold and rainy, but at least it's not snow!


jennifer768 said...

What a wonderful surprise! She did a fantastic job with your design.Spring has arrived I hope (fingers crossed).Enjoy your day.Blessings,Jen

NMK said...

That is so Neat !!! I hope I can find the magazine at Barnes & Noble .....

Lori from Notforgotten Farm said...

Dear NMK ~
you won't find it in any stores, you have to be a member of ATHA to get the publication ~ anyone can join by visiting their website:

NMK said...

I just got back from Barnes & Noble.....Darn !!! I will have to become a member....looks so interesting !!!

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