Hooked Rag Rug

April 24, 2013

I have always wanted to hook a rag rug, and when a friend told me about this rug, I was interested in seeing it. It was hooked by Pam Smith, and listed in the 1993 Celebration of Hand Hooked Rugs 111 book.
 I am amazed at how much it looks like a rag rug and how she incorporated her cat into it.
I must hook this style soon, along with fringe on the ends!
Just plain and simple broken lines of color.

Have a wonderful day!
xoxo Louise

My Friends Home

April 23, 2013

Last week a few friends and I went to visit our good friend Carole O'Neill.
She made the most delicious lunch!!
Carole lives in a wonderful Chester County home built in the late 1700's, and as you will see
has many wonderful collections. In her spare time, she enjoys painting primitive portraits, folk art
and Rufus Porter style murals.
You can find some of her paintings at our good friend, Carolescountry.com.
 Isn't her home just beautiful!!

Have a great day everyone!!
xoxo Louise



Dinning room

Dinning room

Keeping room

Keeping room

Simply Delicious!

April 17, 2013

Good afternoon everyone,
I would like to share a quick, easy and delicious Pineapple Angel Food cake recipe.
All you do is combine the Angel Food cake with a large can of crushed pineapples, stir with a big spoon until it's mixed well, then pour into a 9x13 ungreased pan and bake according to the box mix.
That's it!! If you wish, serve with fresh fruit and whipped cream.
xoxo Louise

My Magdalena Rugs

April 14, 2013

 Good Morning!
I am sharing a few quick snap shots of my Magdalena Briener rugs, displayed in my living room.
It's a beautiful sunny day here at Dogwood Farm!
Thanks for stopping by!
xoxo Louise

Tulla & Brutus

April 11, 2013

I would like to introduce you to my little pug Tulla and my grand-doggy Brutus.
Tulla thinks she's bigger, and tries to boss him around!

It's a beautiful day here in Pennsylvania!
Enjoy your day!!
xoxo Louise

Lollipop flowers

April 9, 2013

This design is my hand-drawn adaptation of an antique rug. 
Below you can see the different wools I used.
After pressing and binding with twill tape, I then aged it with black walnut dye.

I'll be offering it soon on my Rugs For Sale page.
 Thanks so much for stopping by!!

Have a great day!
xoxo Louise

My comment page is now working, would love to hear from you!

Inspirational book

April 5, 2013

Tasha Tudor's Garden, is one of the most inspirational garden books one could read, it's my very favorite!
I have listed a few photo's of Tasha's breath taking gardens and heirloom flowers.
A must have book for your colllection!
Have a great day!!
xoxo Louise

Almost Finished!

  April 02, 2013                                                                                                    

All that's left to do is bind and press!! This Folk Art pattern titled "Bossie" is a Jill Peterson design. It was such a fun rug to hook! You can find this pattern along with many others from my good friend Carol Weatherman at thesampling.net. Thanks so much for stopping by!! 
Have a great day!
xoxo Louise