Thursday, February 14, 2013

New blog page

I started something new tonight... a page called What We're Working On. 

A place to:

  • put pix of a project you have going - doesn't have to be rug hooking! 
  • tell us about what you're doing, and any story(ies) behind it. 
  • ask questions, look for feedback

Let me know what you think! 

Ramona Cann's new book is available!

I've been waiting with bated breath all winter!

A Notebook for Primitive Rug Hookers.
Artful Ideas, Methods, and Recipes for Dyeing Wool and Hooking Rugs
by Ramona Cann

"Offers fresh approaches to primitive hooking, dyeing methods with a focus on special effects, and hundreds of easy-to-follow dye recipes for test samples and larger bundles."

Kitchen-friendly book on easel. Digital swatch images and color wheel included.

$40.00 plus $5.00 S&P

Moved list of Spruce Ridge events to "Other Events – Near and Far

Mason-Dixon happenings have been moved to the Mason-Dixon Events page

Monday, February 11, 2013

Hooking Workshops May 9th have been moved to Other Events - Near and Far

Important "new" (to me) motorist law in MD

I checked this out on
on and also on
and this is truly a law. 

It's slightly different in every state as to the points and fines. But it can be VERY hefty, and can include up to 3 points, and even losing your license temporarily.

I think the idea is a good one, but I'm concerned about heavily-trafficed areas and all the drivers behind me who will probably NOT know about this. 

It's been in place in some states since 2003... why aren't we hearing about this on the news? As it stands, I think it sounds like a potential disaster if more people aren't aware of it.

New Driving Law

by Drake 

It’s a sensible law but most people are unaware of it.


This is a forwarded message worth reading. Check the Snopes description on the bottom and beware!! 


While driving across Arizona a few weeks ago, I observed an Arizona Highway patrolman parked on the side of the freeway with his lights flashing for no apparent reason. I soon reasoned that he was probably waiting for some unsuspecting soul to violate the new law. Beware my friend.

From the size of that fine it seems like it would be best to slow down to 20 MPH under the speed limit AND move over.

I was aware of the move over to outer lane and knew to slow down, but I didn't know about the 20 mph under speed limit. Thought maybe this might be good information to pass on.

Someone added: This happened to my aunt on the four lane right outside of Dyersburg , TN a few months ago. Her ticket was over $300 and it cost her three points on her license, too. A state trooper and a county cop had someone else pulled over. She slowed down and moved over a little, but not all the way into the other lane. The trooper wasn't understanding at all. Mom was with her and she didn't know about the law either.

NEW TRAFFIC LAW - 2010 If a patrol car is pulled over to the side of the road, you have to change to the next lane (away from the stopped vehicle) OR slow down to at least 20 mph under the posted speed limit. Every state and Maryland and the D.C. has this law. In Hawaii , the Move-over law became effective on July 10, 2012. In California , the Move-over law became operative on January 1, 2010. A friend's son got a ticket for this recently. A police car (turned out it was two police cars) was on the side of the road giving a ticket to someone else. He slowed down to pass but did not move into the other lane. The second police car immediately pulled him over and gave him a ticket. He had never heard of the law. It is a fairly new law that states if any emergency vehicle is on the side of the road, if you are able, you are to move into the far lane. The cost of the ticket was $754, with three points on his license and a mandatory court appearance. Please let every-one you know who drives about this new law. It is true (see details at the following web addresses).This same law applies to tow trucks and medical emergency vehicles like ambulances on the side of the road.

Friday, February 8, 2013

More Goose Creek 2013 pix

Mega-thanks to Lorie, who took the pix and sent me a set for our blog! I apologize for not getting the names of the rugs or the hookers. Enjoy the eye candy!

Friday, February 1, 2013

Info on the "Hooked in the Mountains" show

Thanks for posting this info, 

It looks like the Shelburne (VT) Show will be held every other year. Next year there will be no show. The Shelburne museum is headed by new administration. The museum is building a new education center and it is not clear how the round barn will be used in the future.

The 2014 show may not even be held at the museum. The guild has put together a committee to look at options.

I'd hate to think that the Shelburne "Hooked in the Mountains" show and workshops will never be the same...