We have been talking about working on a rug hooking project, and she presented me with this wonderful book she had found.
Annie knows how much I love Kaffe Fassett fabrics, and this book (published in 1995) shows quite a few hooked rugs by Kaffe.
Annie owns a home in Alaska right off the ocean, where she usually spends most of her summers. Wouldn't this rug look beautiful in a seaside home?
I love this one too. A great rug to put out during the Holiday's. Kaffe calls this one a "Rag Rug" using fabric scraps instead of wool.
This is a rag rug also called "Cabbage Leaf".
One of my favorites in the book is "Celebration Squares". An easy design, and I've always loved geometric's. I could see this one in front of a kitchen sink, or in a child's bedroom.
Thank you Annie for this wonderful book! I will enjoy just sitting down reading it page by page to absorb all the wonderful ideas.
She knows how I have been collecting all the Pretty Little Series books.
So many fun projects!
If time was no object, I would make them all.
In fact, I would make several to give to friends.
Annie, thank you again! You are so generous!
Now I need to think of an appropriate way to thank Annie. Ideas are swirling. She is a pattern designer who makes a lot of these things herself.
It was Annie's class where I learned to make my Lap Top Carrier.
Annie has been designing a lot of patterns using Texture Magic.
This purse pattern has been very popular. Annie made one out of black velvet that I have been showing to quilt stores and everyone has been raving about it.
Even Mr. Cactus who really knows very little about purses thinks Annie's Textured Tote looks like something out of a top New York boutique.
And I've just started making "Bubbly Babies", also using Texture Magic.
More on that soon!
Make sure to go to www.byannie.com to see more of Annie's designs. She is a very talented lady, who I feel honored to have as a friend.