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Rice Lake, WI, United States
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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Wednesday, November 20, 2013

A Merry New Rug Design~~

I just couldn't help myself... today I turned on the Christmas Music!  Just a little and very softly to ease into the Holiday Season.
A few weeks ago I finished hooking this Merry Christmas rug. I was inspired by the lettering on vintage Christmas cards and greetings.
It's a small table runner that measures about 8 by 25 inches.  It looks wonderful everywhere I've displayed it in my home!  On the wall, on the work harvest table in the kitchen and over the fireplace.  How about over a doorway greeting visitors this Merry Season!
I've used a dark green plaid wool for the letters and a couple of soft sprucy looking antique greens for the background.  I've outlined the rug in a very deep and rich antique red and a row of hand-dyed gold. I went for an antique look and I really love the way it turned out!
So I've decided to offer my pattern for a limited time this Holiday season so you can hook your own.  Check on my sidebar over there on the left and you will see the button to purchase.
It will be mailed to you via snail mail ( because I haven't figured out yet how to do epatterns. That's on my list of new things to learn this coming year!
The pattern is a full sized paper pattern ready for you to trace to your own backing material. 

Well... hope you like it!  I'm off to finish folding a few patterns and listen to a few carols!
Fa la la la la!
Cathy G


  1. It is so pretty you should sell lots of them.

  2. Cathy, it is beautiful and looks like a hooked antique post card! Kudos to you, enjoy it and wish you lots of sales.


  3. Good evening Cathy, I admire all your rug patterns, but I have to say this little mat is my favorite to date. Love it's antique flair and choice of colors...I have to ask, do you ever make up rug hooking kits? It is cold in Maine, winter is on it's way!!!

  4. Oh my, Cathy, this is just absolutely gorgeous and I love your table centrepiece. So elegant.
    I wish I even had time to hook but life has gotten even busier for me this Fall. I should be able to slow down when it starts to snow, shhhhh.


  5. LOVE, the design, the drab colors (that's a compliment), the size, LOVE! As always ~ simple it best:)

  6. Nothing is more exciting than seeing a new pattern from you. I jumped right over to paypal to order it!! Falalala glad your rocking to the Christmas music too ;)

  7. That is gorgous!!!!!!!! Love the colors..perfect.
    When I retire I am getting back into hooking and this would be my first choice.

  8. Beautiful! Am just beginning to learn to hook

  9. I love it Cathy and I just ordered the pattern. I should have plenty of time to have it done by
    Christmas 2014!

  10. Cathy ~
    Absolutely wonderful!
    Hugs :)

  11. I just sent you a order. I love your patterns so much and they are always such a joy to make up. I saw this one today and thought, I do hope you make this into a pattern.
    Now, if I can fit it in. :) I always get so excited when you make patterns.
    I broke down and put on Christmas music today too.
    Thank you Cathy for making this available. I love it!

  12. I love this, and need to have it. Going to purchase it right now. thanks, Sharon

  13. Oh!!! I adore this Christmas mat, the colors are perfect, looks vintage, Francine.

  14. Love it!
    I just ordered. Just what I need to get into the Christmas spirit and maybe back to hooking.
    Thank you!

  15. This is just so beautiful Cathy and it does remind me of an old vintage card. How I wish I hooked. This would be a must for sure.
    Smiles, Nan

  16. I love this rug I have tried to purchase but I can't find the link if you could e-mail me and let me know what I need to do my e-mail is


  17. Beautiful work, such a warm look. Love the vintage look!

  18. Hi Cathy...wonderful colors you have chosen for this lovely rug. Your table is so warm and inviting...and Christmasy!

  19. Wow, I just found your blog! Your rug is wonderful--I always love simple graphic designs and your colors are perfect. ~Roberta

  20. Your new rug is beautiful, Cathy! I can never get letters to look right in rugs, but yours are PERFECT! Happy Thanksgiving!
    Hugs, Linda


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