Mom and I are Hookers!

Rug Hookers that is! This allows us to have access to wools which can be used on other projects. A real maple leaf was used as a template to cut these wool pumpkin leaves. Mom traced around the leaf on paper, I cut it out and then used it to cut the wool leaves. Mom said this wool was from a coat collar.img_6112

Our first project we completed was a pair of wool pumpkins. This one is Mom’s.


This flower was the first kit Mom hooked. We decided the primitive style was not our favorite.


The project we are working on now which we started 3 years ago is this one. We are determined to finish it by Halloween 2016! I told Mom it is a race to see which one of us gets done first! The winner gets to pick our next project! Haha! Mom has already chosen another design from Wild Fiber Wools. Hopefully it won’t take us 3 years to complete!


I’ll post our finished rugs soon. I have the above the fence done and most of the details under the fence. Want to add Spencer peaking out from the pumpkins as he would do every year in our backyard. That’s going to be tough to hook but I want to include it. He also enjoyed a dollop of pumpkin in his breakfast bowl. Our supply of cooked pumpkin would last until the spring. I would enjoy the pumpkin seeds. Guess I’ll have to find some pumpkin soup recipes for the backyard pumpkins we have this year.

Check back for my Paper Pumpkin Post. Yes, Paper Pumpkin and not wool pumpkins. The test tube treat holders from the September kit are fun. I have some alternate projects to share.

Happy Stampin!




Strapping in precious cargo…

Paper Pumpkin! Me, My Paper Pumpkins and Mom are ready to go and we are all strapped in! Nobody is shifting in the car in case we meet backroads wildlife. HAHA! I did get a little lost on my way and had to make some bat turns. But we arrived safe and sound.


Mary P. was our hostess after being the top bidder for a Paper Pumpkin Night Out at the Pepin County 4H fair which benefits my niece Stephanie’s Lima Lads and Lassies group. Some of Mary’s friends admitted they were not crafty. But by the end of the session, everyone had created a hand stamped greeting card using the supplies from a Paper Pumpkin kit. One guest even addressed and sealed her card before leaving for use this weekend at a baby shower.

Here are the stampers and their cards. Thanks Mary for supporting 4H and gathering a fun group of ladies!


A few took advantage of the BOGO offer, buy one month of Paper Pumpkin and receive the second month for free. This offer is available for new subscribers only. Full details and sign ups by clicking on this link.

In addition, I am offering a free Project Life album and inserts with 12 month subscriptions purchased through September 10th. Watch this video for details. Contact me prior to purchasing your subscription so we can discuss how to redeem this offer that is available only through me.

Would you like me to strap in a Paper Pumpkin Night Out to share with your friends? Just ask! Happy Stampin!