Summerhouse & Whimsical Details

I’m really having fun with the Summerhouse! : )


Carrot Porch Railing started



On my Vermont Rug Hooker’s Blog I had a question about our little summerhouse.  I love it when artists and craftspeople add touches of whimsy and fun to buildings or to their gardens…so when we built this little house years ago I wanted details to make people smile!  The bunny wreath on the door meant that I Must have carrots on the railing…so I am slowly making them and putting them up.  I haven’t made it around to the front of the railing yet!!!!  But what a hoot!  : )


Snow Melting- Rug Hooking


I’ve said that I love old frakturs and samplers!  This chair pad above and the “Summer” hanging below are based on old frakturs.  They are wonderful sources of inspiration!


I am hooking a small group of seasonal wall hangings or mats that can be hung on a cupboard door and changed with the seasons.  I have done Summer, Autumn and Winter but haven’t gotten around to Spring!  : 0 ) Maybe this year!

All images copyright Sunnie Andress 2007


We certainly are losing a lot of snow here.  Temperatures are rather balmy, shirtsleeve weather.  But we do often have a January thaw during our winters!

January Thaw & Red Hat Ladies

We’re in the middle of a January Thaw…going from below 0 temperatures up to the mid-30’s above 0 if the predictions are correct!  All we know is that everything is dripping and the ice and snow buildup keeps sliding off the roof with crashes and bangs!!!!

Red Hat Ladies




Several years ago I was making Santas and just had an urge to create a few Red Hat Ladies!  Probably because they were ladies with “attitude”…and, of course, I am of that age group too!  (Love purple!!!)

They were such fun to do!  Just a hoot and people seemed to enjoy them!  Although I am not a member, I understand that it is a terrific organization!!!  : )


Be My Love-A Fraktur Valentine


 This is one of the rugs I’m working on from time to time between other rugs.   I really enjoy this design because it is so whimsical.  The ring that the gentleman suitor is offering his love is large enough  to go around her neck!!!!!  But that’s the terrific thing about fun and whimsy…no realism need be done!  LOL 

“Be My Love” hooked rug – (c) Sunnie Andress 2008

Witchlingg Glitches!


I think my little Witchlinggs have been playing around with my email lately! 

This one is my own special one.  She stands in my little office room upstairs… but I do suspect she frolics with the Santas, Elves and other little Witches and Pumpkin People when the house is quiet and we are asleep!!!  LOL


Winter Wonderland


We really got a lot of snow last night…I had a hard time finding the front porch steps this morning!  LOL  It was still snowing when I got up and the sun shining through the haze of snow was really surreal.   We feed the birds in the Winter here and the large pine tree and lilac bush in the front yard are filled with birds…we try to keep suet cakes out also.

Happy New Year!


Patriotic Rider hooked rug…design inspired by several fraktur and sampler images.  As you can see, all my images have a whimsical quality and it is such fun to be able to play with colour and themes!  The horse and rider combination is shown in many antique designs…some show soldiers carrying swords or guns, some show hunters or men and women simply “riding”!  I wanted my gentleman to carry a flag…almost as if he were in a parade on a celebration day! 

Patriotic Rider, (c) Sunnie Andress 2007 

May you all have a wonderful 2008!