Sunday, March 22, 2015

New Kit!

This is Tombstone Sunflower, a Lori Brechlin/Notforgotten Farm design.  I was drawing up the pattern for an order one day and a light bulb went off in my head.  What a great pattern for a kit!
I sat down that evening and began hooking.  I think it took me 3 evenings total to complete it and I enjoyed every minute.  I used all as-is textured wool, cut in a #8.5 cut. (I think a #8 cut would work just as well if you find #8.5 too big).  
You are getting a sneak peek because I haven't put this on my website yet. However, I have put some kits together and they are available for purchase now.
A kit with uncut wool and linen pattern is $58.00
A kit with uncut wool and monks cloth pattern is $52.00
I can cut the wool for you for $10.00 more.
The pattern dimensions are 11" x 14".
This is a great beginner kit but it's also just the right size for anyone to take along while they are traveling.  What a perfect project for hooking while at the cottage or lake!

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Introduction To Rug Hooking

My new book has been out for about a month now and I have received some very nice reviews.  If you have hesitated about buying it because you are not a beginner, here is a comment that might change your mind:

I wanted to let you know how much I am enjoying your book Introduction to Rug Hooking. I have been hooking for about twelve years,but find your book very informative ~ Yvonne M., Canada

Yvonne has already hooked two projects from my book!  She used the Hearts and Flowers pattern and put the design end-to-end to create a lovely table runner.
She also hooked the Rise and Shine pattern, using happy colors that make me smile!  
Thanks for sharing, Yvonne!

Here are some other reviews from happy purchasers:

Hi!  I just wanted to tell you that I ordered your book from Amazon and I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it!!  Wow, you did SUCH a great job!!  ~ Judi Y., Michigan

Congratulations on your wonderful new book!  I just wish I had this book when I was beginning.  It is fabulous and I think you have done a beautiful job.  I’ve actually learned a few pointers myself just going through it and I have a dear friend who is just starting in rug hooking and I am going to give her this book.  It’s wonderful. ~ Hazel W., Michigan

The book is just grand, Kris! Mine came last week. It is so well done - lots of photos that will be wonderfully helpful whether we're beginners or not. Your explanations are clear and I love the patterns you included. Your book should be a hit! ~ Carol W., Tennessee

I didn't think I needed another book on rug hooking - until I read this and have learned many new techniques. Thanks Kris! ~ Nancy B., California

Hands down....the BEST book on rug hooking I have ever read. Period. Order yourself a copy before it sells out completely.
~ Kathleen MB, New Jersey

I am so blessed and grateful for the wonderful comments!  If you haven't purchased your copy yet, what are you waiting for? Find out for yourself why everyone is buzzing about Introduction To Rug Hooking.  And if you already own one, I hope you are enjoying it!  Thanks very much for your purchase!