Thursday, March 28, 2019


Happy Thursday all!
A friend of mine told me a saying yesterday
You have Monday and Tuesday 
and after that next 3 work days
(Wednesday, Thursday and Friday)
Cannot type what she really said, 
so I hope you know what the initials also mean.

So before we started working at the new store,
I was working on my latest rug hooking.
I was perusing antique redware plates online,
and the light bulb lit up in my head. 

Why not hook some redware plates?
So I drew six plates.
Made these thus far.

Not sure what this pattern is called, but loved it.

Then I hooked this lil birdie.

My third design is this heart.
Not quite finished.
Each are about 6 inches across.

They will all be backed with this fabric.

Not sure when I will be able to finish 
the last three,
but when completed, all six will be part
of my Christmas 2019.
Yes I said Christmas. LOL
I am always thinking ahead.

 The Urban Garage
[our new store]
is still a work in process.
Bob already sold the floor lamp he made,
the vintage furniture and a pond boat.
I told him he needs to lock the door,
so no one else will walk in while he is there.

Each day after work this week,
 I stop by...we grab a bite to eat and work 
another two or three hours.
Currently I have been painting tiles.
Will show pics in my next post.

Have a great day!

Redware Blessings To All!


  1. Those are nice and a perfect fabric for backing. Well, you sell when you have a buyer...LOL. I can't wait to see it all. Blessings from Ringle, WI.

    1. Thank you Jacky! Yes that is so true...sell sell sell....and then buy buy buy, Janice

  2. Your redware rug hooking is perfection. Great colors !

  3. Aw, it's okay to say it!!! But you are so nice, gave me a laugh, great minds we have. Urban Garage is a great name, sounds like you are off to a good start.

    1. LOL Peggy. Was not sure if I should say it. Janice

  4. The color of your redware is perfect!

  5. Well, sounds like a smashing way to get the new business off and runnng LOL. Bob must be quite the saleman. ;-) I LOVE your little red ware ornies... My rug hooking designer neighbor did some larger red ware designs a few years back and I loved those too...Gonna have to clear my dance card to fir some more projects in I think LOL. That backing fabric is just so perfect for your colors and design.... LOVE..... Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

    1. Bob is the salesman for sure! I so adore the redware rugs and they will be perfect for Christmas! Janice

  6. Love the little ornaments they are so cute. Saw the new store Love it. You and Bob have worked so hard to change it. The lamp was a really fun idea, loved that and the rest in the store. cant wait for it to open. Maybe then you both can get some rest. 🌹🌹🌹❤

    1. Thanks a bunch Sandy. Spent 12 hrs yesterday and today. Glad you bought the goat cart. It deserved a good home! Janice

  7. Hi Janice, I love the little hooked "rugs" . I imagine that is a fun project. I went back thru some of your previous post. So many interesting things. I like that you and your hubby work together. Blessings to you both, xoxo, Susie

    1. Thank you Susie! Yes Bob and I love working together at the store. Soon the new one will be open. Janice


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