Sunday, September 13, 2009

Neon Footstool

Oops, I always forget to post here.

Here is the neon footstool that I'm working on.....bright huh?
If you want to see more pictures please visit my blog

Saturday, September 5, 2009

My forlorn kangaroo

Well, he has been mailed, and now I can go back to working on a UFO.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

live simply - thank you!

I have been having trouble posting comments on blogger sites, not just wool snippets. I am asked to sign in, I do and then it goes to my dashboard, where I click on go to WIP blog and it asks me to sign in again.... frustrating!

So, I will try this way to say thanks for the kind words on my Live simply rug. I have no idea where this will show up, but since I was given the option of posting to WIP via email, that's what I am doing. If it ends up on my page - or Lauri's - argghh.

Anyway, I just wanted to say thanks, all, for the kind words!

cheers, maureen

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Donkey for the Noahs Ark Project

I like to take photos as I work to see what needs changed and I see a few things in this that I will be changing. But this is the front side of the donkey body.


Friday, July 10, 2009

Finished Live Simply! [finally]

I finished whipping my live simply rug last night and it was on the floor next to my bed this morning - and it worked - I smiled and loved the feeling of it under my feet instead of the icky carpet we inherited the house with. The fact that the sun was shining, after three plus weeks of solid rain, grey and fog may have had a little to do with it as well. I am so glad it is finished, not only because now I can use it, but it was getting to be a pretty warm and heavy project for the summertime.

It didn't make anywhere near a big enough dent in my leftover woolly worm baskets, though, so another scrappy rug is in the cards sometime soon. This is mostly #6 & 8 cut as-is wool, some hand-dyed, on primitive linen. Approx 2 ft x 3 ft; whipped with wool yarn from Cottage Craft Woollens, here in St Andrews, New Brunswick [Canada].

More info is on our Quoddy Loopers group blog.

Happy hooking, all!

Friday, July 3, 2009

Happy Independance Day!

I wanted to wish our American friends a safe and family filled Independence Day. I pulled out my patriotic UFO a few days ago to work on and have attached a picture. The pattern is "Old Glory" by Monica Jones of Folk Art Landing. I thought it was apropriate to work on it this weekend!

Hugs to all, Lauri

Monday, May 18, 2009


Well I finally finished this rug for my brother Gary and his wife Chris. This is their wedding present. They were married on
November 23, 2007 and this cabin is actually the cabin they
purchased in Vermont. My good friend Debbie (woolensails) helped me out and drew the cabin on linen for me from an actual picture of the cabin and did a beautiful job. I asked her to add the trees and the moose. Everything else is exactly the way the picture looked. I dyed all the wool in this rug except the sky which I purchased
from Norma Batastini and it turned out exactly like I wanted it to be. I'm anxious to give it to them. I guess by now they think they aren't getting a webbing gift! I have some other stuff to show you but that will be in the
next posting. Just so busy right now with so many different projects. So until next time enjoy this weather and hope everyone is doing just fine!
Blessings to all my dear friends..................Cyndi

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Background almost finished

I think that says it all. I like how her name is now a secret message.

Sunday, May 3, 2009

I posted in the Snippets main blog about a class I took yesterday. This is a photo of my sampler that I began in class. I plan to keep working on it until it is a nice size for a chair mat. They work up quickly! The center is a standing wool coil, and the next layer is shirred. I am forming the coils into teardrops on the current outside edge. Who knows where it will go next!
This photo shows the bee skep that I am working on for JoEllen's beeskep tutorial. There will be three pieces made like this, and then joined to make a 3 dimensional bee skep with an additional circle for the bottom. I'm challenged with the contrast of the bees and might change them to light yellow. Just another of the projects that I'm working on!

Thursday, April 30, 2009

More progress on Cleopatra

I'm happy with the progress that I've made on Cleopatra's rug in the past 10 days. I've made more time to hook and I'm loving hooking with the brighter colors in the background.
I've redrawn the tail with the purple marker to make it an actual basset hound tail.....I've never seen a basset hound with a stubby little tail like the one that was drawn on there.
I wasn't sure how to give the sky more movement, so I decided to write Cleopatra's name across the sky and then I will hook around it pretty much in the same colors.....kind of a hidden message.

I needed a break from hooking on her body....which is hook a little, throw it down on the floor to look at it....hook a little more....throw it down on the floor to look at it....that part can get a little tiresome after a while....nice to just hook, hook, hook on the backgrounds.
Thanks for starting this's keeping me motivated to make progress a little quicker than I usually do.

Live simply, laugh often, love much

Hello fellow woolsnippets... I am trying to finish this rug before summer. Spring has suddenly sprung here in St Andrews by-the-Sea [NB, Canada] - we generally go from brrrrrr to bask in a day or so, with the odd setback of cold nights. Daffs are blooming, grass is greening, and the birds are everywhere again! I had a month or so out of my life to recuperate from surgery, and now am wanting to get this finished!

This mat is to be on my side of the bed to help make me wake up with a smile on my face, despite creaks and groans. That's the plan, anyway!

I plan to do a few lines of black around the outer border to finish, but I am dithering over the wording and what colours to use. I have rehooked several of the words as they didn't show up well against the dark background. Still not happy, so any comments are welcome! Maybe it would be better to do all the words in the same colour, or each thought? The original idea was to make a big dent in my leftover woolly worms. I used odds and sods of same colour/family in the large flowers and 'flying geese' border and hit-or-miss in the top and bottom borders, but I still have lots of snippets to go. Occupational hazard?

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Finally Finished my BHR Challenge Rug

I finally finished hooking my Big Hug Rug. It is not bound yet because I am not going to do that until I decide whether it will be going on a wall or the floor.


Sunday, April 19, 2009

Cleopatra's rug

I'm currently working on a pattern from Nola that has a basset hound with swirling leaves around it. I'm changing up the pattern to make it go with the colors in my dog, Cleopatra.I'm trying to use up a lot of my wools that I already have, so I'm trying to be creative with my color choices. The shadowing on her legs is using a "spring background" spot dye that I did a while back.I'm trying to use lots of blacks, dark purples, dark greens and even some dark reds for her black....hoping to give her some her shiny coat. I'm using various textures in her face.And trying to take pictures with her adopted brother Lonnie lying on my feet :)It's raining here today, so looks like a good hooking day.
Go forth and be creative,

Work in progress!

Welcome...this blog is a work in progress, and will soon be connected to the membership of the group Wool Snippets (I can only hope!). This is a sample post!!! It shows my first attempt at lettering on a candle cuff.