Wednesday, August 21, 2013


Traveling up and down the west coast to quilt shows, it is always great to find a better than average coffee/tea shop.
Atascadero has one.
bru - Atascadero, Ca.
The owner has a fancy for sperm whales.  This hooked whale was
at least
8 feet long.  Could have been 6.
BIG . . tho short of their actual average length of 52 feet.  
Sperm whales are the largest of the toothed whales.
The sperm whale's head can comprise up to one third their length.
Sperm whales plunge as far as 3 kilometers - 9,800 feet - to dine on giant squid.
And they can live to be 70 years old.
Those are some Great Big Facts right?
And here are some facts about rug hooking . . and me.
 * I learned to rug hook in a class during the Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show.
** I miss rug hooking.  
*** my favorite rug hooked project was this. . .
**** And one last fact . . I still have the purse and even use it occasionally.
Let me know if you have any idea when I might be able to do a little hooking again.
If you say . . .  
"Whenever you make time to do it !!"
. . I will pout.  


  1. How about this evening at, say, 7:43 ???

    1. Ohhh . . I so deserved that answer! Specific is the way to go. . thank you.

  2. Wow - that is one BIG rug! I hope you can get back into hooking - it's so much fun!

    1. It was huge . . at first I thought that it might just be the espresso.
      I have missed the 7:43 hooking hour. Maybe tomorrow. Rug hooking is a wonderful and enjoyable art . i agree.

  3. I have hooked a few small projects and those were great fun. The whale piece is stunning...adds a great touch of warmth to the shop.