Rug Hooking thru Unemployment

Welcome! I started this site to mark the progress on I rug I started when I was laid off from my job, (Yikes!) in October. It is to be my largest rug yet, estimated to measure 8' x 10' when it's completed. While I spend a great deal of my day searching for employment, I also spend time working on this rug. It has become a great source of joy and creativity. I hope to have found a job by the time I finish the rug. I will put updates to show my progress and also post some of my other pieces.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Eva floormat in Progress

Here's some photo's of my latest floor mat.

Well it's been awhile since I've posted. Been a bit busy getting to know my new "hood"!
And...hold on to your hook...I've finally found a job! I'm really excited and eager to start. I will endeavor to finish my rug; at least the hooking part, by the end of the month. I've added some pics of both pieces put together, a close up of 1/2 of the center of the rug and another close up of a paisley from the 2nd 1/2 of the border.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Well I have moved to my new place in Cambridge Ma. and I am loving life! I still haven't found a job yet but it's much more fun looking for work here than it was in Haverhill! Everyday I walk around the Cambridge Resevoir, (3 miles Thank you very much!). It is so great...everyone but me seems to have a dog! I get to pet and visit with all the canines and I never have to pick up after them! I haven't gotten too much hooking done since my move, but I did paint this floor mat for my boyfriend for Valentine's Day. He's a big science fiction fan and this is taken from an old movie poster. Maybe I'll hook a rug of it next!!?

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Big Rug Update

I've almost finished the border of the second 1/2 of my big rug. I took a picture of myself sitting on it so you can see how large it really is...I'm six feet tall!!

Ugly jacket/Beautiful wool!!

I found this fab lime green 100% wool jacket at the Haverhill Salvation Army Store. Can you believe that it was donated direcetly from a still had the original price tag on it!!? It may be an ugly jacket but cut up it will be beautiful in my rug! I hooked some and it's perfect!

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

...out of nowhere a hero comes along

Yesterday my car was buried a ton of hard, frozen snow. After about 20 minutes of trying to dig it out, I was soaked, sore, cold and frustrated. I had managed to clear about 1/2 foot of snow and was near tears. Then, from around the corner came a small beige, beat-up little pick-up truck with a snow plow attached. In a blaze of smoke and steam it pulled up next to my car. "Let me see if I help you" said the young man in the driver seat. It took him about 10 passes with the plow to clear the sides of my car; the piles of snow where so heavy and his truck so weak, he would stall with every effort. But he keep going. He had a friend sitting in the truck with him who would nod at me with each pass. After they had cleared my car, they went on to help my neighbors.

I had taken note of a company logo on the side of truck, a family welding business, so as soon as I had finished clearing off my car, I went inside and logged on to my computer to post a thank you. I found the company name, there was a post in big black letters saying "This company is no longer in business. Company closed." After thinking for a moment, I went to my wallet and took out the much needed 10 dollar bill that was in there and ran back outside.

I flagged the truck over as it drove down our street and told the drive,"Thank you, thank you so much for digging my car out" I said. "Yeah, that snow is tough" replied the driver. After a moment of silence, I handed them the $10. "This for both of you," and feeling it was so little for what they had done for me and all my neighbors said, "at least it will cover some of gas." He just took the money, said "Thank you Mame" and drove down to the next side street, where they got back to plowing people out with their mighty little truck!

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Go Red Soxs!

The Green Wall, Citgo Gas Sign, peanuts, hot dogs, tickets to get into the game, retired numbers, balls, socks...this rug has something for every Red Soxs fan! It measures 3 1.2'x 2'.