Saturday, January 25, 2014

Share-it Saturday

I have decided that Saturdays are the perfect day for sharing some beautiful rugs.

This is Majestic, hooked by Rhonda Thistlethwaite. Rhonda was a student in my class at the Holland Rug Camp last July.  I tweaked the pattern a little bit for Rhonda, softening the bird's head and adding tabs all the way around the pattern.  Wow!  Rhonda's hooking is perfection. I love the gold background and the soft colors of the bird.  This is a beautiful primitive rug with a wonderful balance of colors.

Friday, January 24, 2014

Antlers of a Different Kind

My husband took this picture of a mama pronghorn antelope and her two babies.  He crept up in the tall grass and waited until they came for a drink.  However, they were not fooled.  We heard the mom snort at the babies several times, which was her signal to them that we were near. We saw them just outside of Jackson Hole, Wyoming near the base of the Tetons. 

Wednesday, January 22, 2014


I've been thinking about antlers since yesterday's post. I have an antique proddy tool that is made from a small antler.  I just love the nubby texture and color.
  Here is another amazing piece of antler art that we came across in Dubois, Wyoming.  This is a life size statue of an elk, made entirely of shed antlers.  I think the artist said that it took him a year to build.  There are only two statues like this in the whole world.  The other one is in the Ripley's Believe It Or Not Museum in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014


This is a "must-see" if you go to the town of Jackson, Wyoming.  The town square has four of these massive arches, one on each side of the square.  They are made entirely of shed antlers.  It is really an amazing sight to see!

Monday, January 20, 2014


This is such an iconic picture of the Tetons in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.  I am sure many professional photographers have taken the same shot.  When I close my eyes, I can still hear the wind lightly blowing and I can still feel the peacefulness of a quiet sunny day.  
If I were daring, I'd hook a pictorial rug just like this!

Sunday, January 19, 2014

I Know, I Know!

I have been working on a HUGE project that has taken up all of my waking hours every day.  The project won't be done until mid-March. I know I haven't kept up with my blog and I'm sorry.  I'm going to try to take a moment or so every day and post one picture about my travels last fall.  I went to England for 2 weeks and then spent another 2 weeks in California and Western States. The pictures may be in random order but I promise they will be interesting!

Here is a picture of when I was in Jackson Hole, Wyoming near the Tetons.  We came across a herd of wild buffalo near the side of the road.  From the way the grass was worn down, I'd say they come to this spot often.

I guess you could call me a Buffalo Gal!