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Monday, December 19, 2016

~ Good Reads & Funky Chicken ~

Hello Friends & Folk!
Happy Monday to you ~ I wanted to post earlier,
 but the morning was a busy one, with printing and filling orders!

I wanted to share a couple of FABULOUS new books I purchased through Amazon:
 {yes, I am a bibliophile}

Rug Hooking Traditions with James & Mercedes Hutchinson{on left}
by Kathy Wright & Janet Conner
 Tavern Signs by Karl & Mary Jo Gimber {on right}
if you haven't had the pleasure of peeking into the pages in both of these books,
you're missing something wonderful!

Bravo! Two Thumbs Up! 5 Stars!!!!!

∞∞∞∞∞∞ and ∞∞∞∞∞∞
here is the finish of the Chicken Basket I've been teasing you all with:
I LOVE it!
it's a big basket, but not a huge project ~
from top of handle to bottom of basket it measures a whopping 30 inches tall...
but, this hooks up quick!

I added a couple of hooked flowers to show you that you can use them for display
or tuck in some drieds and such....

~ the basket-rim has been hooked using LOOOOONG loops, 
then cut and 'flopped' over, to look like hay or straw
{I like to call this 'faux proddy'}

A great design for using up scrappy wools, I think.

I wrapped the heavy gauge wire handle with brown/cream calico fabric.
the back of the basket is the same linen I used to hook through....
a white Dorr linen.

We will be offering this design {and a bunch more!}
in our Etsy shop in pattern form soon ~
as a mailed paper pattern, 
an instant PDF downloadable pattern and a mailed pattern drawn onto serged linen!

Iggy sends his sleep-y eyed love
 & Merry wishes to you all
good boy.

Blessings from the Farm ~


Anonymous said...

Your chicken basket is adorable…but those FLOWERS!!! They're beautiful. Hey, Iggy Pop! ;)

C Reeder PhxAz said...

This rises to the top of all for me. Incredibly way cool!!!

Rugs and Pugs said...

What a fun piece!

Heather said...

I love this so much! We just got chickens this autumn, little bantams, and I love them, they are so sweet and fun to watch. its my hope to learn to rug hook this coming New Year! Your blog is always inspiring!~

The Eveningstitcher said...

Oh I love it, Lori!! You come up with the most creative projects!! This one is just beautiful! I'll have to check out those books...I'm a book hoarder....I flip through them and then move on to the next! I just bought a book by Terry John Woods and can't find it.....have a great evening!!

Saundra said...

What a fantastic hooked project to hang on the front door or even in the house. Love the strips hanging over the basket....the flowers are wonderful but the strips hanging just adds to the piece.

Cheryl Reeves said...

Soooo creAtive. .I love chickens.
This is beyond cute.
Blessings to you and yours.

Linda said...

Absolutely over the top! Are the sunflowers a pattern too? Or are they for sale in your shop. Not sure I can live without them!

imsteelefullofscrap said...

So cute and I love the flowers sweet annie would look nice

imsteelefullofscrap said...

So cute and I love the flowers sweet annie would look nice

woollabeast said...

So darn cute as can bee, Lori! Just a FUN-FUN Chickie Basket from the chicken, to the hanging straw, Sunflowers & handle...love it!

~~Wishing you, Peter & Hannah a *merry & bright* Christmas & *happy-happy* New Year! ~ Diane

woollabeast said...

PS Lori... I forgot to say "how I could just squeeeze" that Iggy boy of yours! He just makes me SMILE with all of his adorable expressions, such a "character"!

Mugwump Woolies said...

Beautiful colors in this great basket...love those flowers, too!

elaine allerton said...

Love the new chicken basket!! So very creative! And the finishes are extra sweet! Love it all,,,
Love rug hooking books,,, reread them so much! Will look for these 2 books,
Thanks lori,,,

Susan said...

ADORABLE! Wish I was a hooker. Love, love, love. Merry Christmas!

susan hemann said...

stunning! can hardly wait for the pattern, Merry Christmas

Janet said...
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annie said...

I adore this basket!
Merry Iggy Christmas!

Winnie Nielsen said...

That chicken basket is the Cat's Meow!! Just darling! Apparently, Iggy thinks so too. He is the little darlin'!!

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