Thursday, 22 January 2015

First Finish

For my first finish of 2015, never mind that the edge is not whipped, I present to you Nova. This is a design from Encompassing Designs, purchased over a decade ago. Looks like the designer was "Shelley Z". I can at least not feel guilty about this one because the pattern was purchased by a friend of mine, who ended up not getting into rug hooking (shocking, I know). 

My daughter discovered that I had two unhooked mermaid patterns and decided they would look fantastic in her bathroom which already has a fishy shower curtain. Can't argue with that! However, I can admit to not being too inspired by the other mermaid pattern, so it just might have to wait for a while. I need something that I'm burning to do......more on that when it happens!

Tuesday, 20 January 2015

Am I Embracing?

Checking in on my one little word, now that we're 1/24th into 2015. I know, an awkward fraction, right? Okay, we're half a month into 2015. I feel like it's gone quickly, but at the same time feel like New Year's was a million years ago. 

What I'm trying to embrace:
  • the sun streaming in my window right now;
  • the relatively warm weather we've had this winter;
  • the opportunity for learning as i plunge into week three of my current Masters course; 
  • an 8tracks song medley that was sent to me by someone meant to be relaxing (and it is); 
  • new blogs to enjoy, learn from and soak up; 
  • new projects and the challenge they present; 
  • my 8 year-old who's going on 28; 
  • family in general who have been a big part of life in the last couple of weeks-the love shown has been incredible; 
  • many; 
  • Rocketman, because I can. 

What about you? Are you embracing 2015 with abandon? 

Wednesday, 14 January 2015

Her Last Fight is Over

My mom lost her battle with Alzheimer's on Sunday. We miss her dearly but know she is now at peace. Love you always, mama.
Last Fight
© Lorna Ferguson  

Wednesday, 7 January 2015


As part of my goal to embrace life in 2015, I'm aiming to embrace one of my passions....rug hooking. So to ensure that I do, I'm pledging to hook 15 projects in 2015. I'm also hoping to incorporate #15in2015 in other aspects of my life as well, stay tuned for announcements of other #15in2015 projects!

I hope you'll follow along and watch my progress. Any chance you want to join in? 

Just think, your project could be one of these:
  • knitting 15 pairs of mittens or 15 hats
  • try out 15 new recipes that you've always wanted to try
  • learning 15 new words in a language you're trying to master (okay, this one isn't too difficult, maybe you could up it to 150?)
  • reach out to 15 old friends and re-kindle a friendship that's been lost
  • read 15 biographies about incredible people that have indirectly or directly influenced your life
  • quilt 15 preemie quilts for Project Linus
  • write 15 poems 
  • what does your #15in2015 look like? 

And in case you're thinking, that's not really too challenging. Consider the fact that I work full-time, have an eight-year-old with a busy activity schedule and am also studying for my Masters degree right now. So, all in all, I get about zero hooking time per day. :)