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My home town is Rice Lake, a small town in northern Wisconsin. I own Red House Wool Studio~ an in-home wool and rug hooking business. I enjoy collecting and decorating with antiques and primitives. Orange Sink Blog is a journal of my interests and ramblings about life. Cathy Greschner

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Friday, August 10, 2012

New Hooked Rug Design~ "1820 Sunflower"

The more designing of rug hooking patterns I do the more I gain appreciation for my fellow designers out there!  From imagination, to paper, to rug backing and then hooking takes a good amount of hours. Add to that dyeing just the right color of wool for the look I want and before you know it a couple of weeks has gone by!  But when you finally get a finished product you love it's all worth it!
Here is my latest labor of love.
I call it simply "1820 Sunflower".
Primitive lovers...... I hope will find this design fun to hook and decorate with!  I have to say that no matter where I've displayed this in my home it looks wonderful...... 

......... in the studio hanging on an old cupboard door.....

What do you think?  If you would love to hook this rug for your own home then hop on over to my pattern selling blog: Red House Wool Studio  and get yourself a paper pattern. 
I have details there about the paper pattern as well as one drawn on linen if you'd prefer.

Thank-you as always to my readers and those who have purchased my patterns in the past!  It keeps me motivated to create more designs! For if you're anything like me I can't wait to have another new rug design on my frame!  
Keeps me sane my friends!
Cathy G


  1. Love, love, love! Just ordered the pattern! Great design and colors Cathy. You get an A+ my dear. Keep it up!! Hugs, Lori

  2. Great pattern, Cathy, and I love the colors you used in your rug! Wonderfully primitive!


  3. Gorgeous Cathy!.. certainly a labor of love!


  4. Great pattern, Cathy. Just ordered it.

  5. Thank you so much for offering paper patterns. I wish more designers would do so. I can't always afford to buy already printed on linen. Also, I can shrink the pattern for miniature punch needle or applique. :-)

  6. Cathy, you are so creative. I love how you display this new primitive sunflower on your yellow cupboard door and on the yellow wall, perfect background. Although I don't do primitive or sell my patterns, I understand what goes on in designing a pattern and tracing it on the backing.

    Congratulations on this new pattern and your sales are already hot....

    Hugs, JB

  7. Very nice patten. I got your patten in the mail so fast. I love how nice it looks.
    I like your sunflower today. I will be buying more patterns that is for sure.
    Thank you so much

  8. Love the sunflower against the door of the yellow cupboard.
    Great design!!!

  9. Wish I hooked. I LOVE IT! Looks perfect in each and every photo.

  10. Oh I love it! Actually I've loved everything you have designed.


  11. Hi Cathy!! I haven't been on here in a while and just popped in to see what you were up to! Love the sunflower!!
    Karen & the Hounds

  12. Very nice piece and nice for narrow areas, really looks nice the way you have it on the wall.


  13. LOVE LOVE LOVE~!! I really need to get hookin! OLM

  14. Beautiful Cathy. It looks wonderful on that cupboard.

  15. hi cathy, gosh it seems so long since ive checked in with you... im glad you are hooking away im sure not getting much done! love your sunflower pattern and its one i will have to have so will order soon. enjoy your evening cathy!and take care!

  16. Cathy, I just did a post on how sunflowers just make you smile, and I must say, this lovely hooked sunflower of your's did the trick too. Very sweet pattern, and I love your color planning choices. Sending greetings from hot, humid Maine, Julie.

  17. Love it Cathy!!!! I may need to give this one a try too! First I want to hook your snowman!

  18. I used to grow sunflowers but don't seem to have time anymore. This one I could do and keep around all the time! It would look great in wool applique, too. Nice job ....

  19. Great pattern and a great string of posts. Loved the Chicken Poop Bingo - tears in my eyes loved it. Thanks for the nice comment today. All this hooking means that I'm falling behind in my blog reading. xoxoxox

  20. Cathy, I love sunflowers and I ordered your pattern. Can't wait to get it started.

  21. Cathy ~
    Wonderful pattern. I need another pattern like I need another hole in the head...but I'll be ordering soon!
    Hugs :)

  22. cathy, this is gorgeous!! what a beautiful rug! i see how it can bring sunshine into every corner of your home!!!


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