The Old Tattered Flag

Thursday, December 29, 2011

New designs and a rug for me!!

 
 

I love the week between Christmas and New Years Day as I take the opportunity to relax and do the things I really enjoy, like well, eating first and foremost, setting up a puzzle, playing video games (I am sore from playing wii raquetball) and just generally puttering around.  I am sad to say though, that the scale is reflecting this.......oh well, it's the holidays and I said I was going to allow myself some indulgences.  Back to weight watchers point counting on Monday.  I guess that's why they call it "watching your weight", a concept that's been foreign to me my entire life.  I hope I'm successful getting back on the plan.
Anyway, I wanted to share a couple of new rugs with you.  The first one is my revised "6 crows" rug that a local hooker, Ann Farr hooked for me.  She's a wonderful hooker!!! 
The second on is my new "lovebirds" pattern.  We went a bit different with the colors this time, but I really like them.  Brighter but still with that primitive look.  Mom did a great job.
The last picture is a rug Mom gave me for Christmas.  It's a pattern by Maggie Bonanami, out of her most recent book.  Pick it up if you see it.  She is just amazing.  Mom used the most beautiful colors on this.  I can't tell you how many times I walked into her room only to be yelled at by her "get out, get out".  She was working on it!  I'm glad I didn't see it before Christmas morning, it was a wonderful suprise.
Tell me about your wonderful Christmas surprises....
Until next time.....

7 comments:

  1. Your mother is an amazing hooker. I love every one of her rugs! My best gift was wonderful flannel robe from my husband. I could wear it all day!
    Hugs,
    Courtney

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  2. Funny you mention that Courtney, I gave mom a fluffy blue bathrobe. I don't think she'll take it off until May!!!

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  3. I'm totally in love with the rug that your mom made! Just love the colors and the border. I'll have to check out that pattern.
    Laura

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  4. Love the rugs especially the Maggie one!!

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  5. Hi Julie,
    Any chance I could still get this rug? Also the Prim Santa holding the feather tree?
    Iley

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  6. Hi Iley,
    I believe the rug you are talking about is the Maggie Bonanami pattern that my mother made me for Christmas. It is a pattern in one of her books. The Santa with the feather tree is indeed my design and available at the website, here is the link:
    http://www.theoldtatteredflag.com/store/WsDefault.asp?One=527

    Thanks so much!

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  7. Julie,
    I would love to hook the rug that your mom made for you for Christmas a few years ago. It is a Maggie Bonanami pattern. Do you know what book of Maggie's the pattern was in? I really would like to find it. The rug your mom hooked for you is beautiful and I so want to hood one like it! Thanks for your help!
    Gaye

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Thank you very much for taking the time to read my blog. I am married and just entering the second phase of my life as a Army retiree's wife. My husband and I did 25+ years in the Army. He is now officially a retired Colonel and has just entered the civilian workforce and I am happily settled in our 1830 Stone house. I (along with my Mom) operate www.theoldtatteredflag and currently we are building a small shop in the back part of the house. We live in Northern NY, right near the Canadian border. I have two handsome sons and 2 puggles. Life is busy for us, but I wouldn't have it any other way.