Our original intent with this site was to share some of our interests…our home, our animals, our arts and crafts, our family, cooking. We really are Kudzu Cottage here…somewhere between Southern Living and Duck Dynasty.
We live in a beautiful, small town in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains. Our cottage is a work in progress, as with every other house we’ve ever owned. We share our home with six kitties. They are:
We have another little boy, BC, short for Black Cat. He was named by my husband, if you know what I mean. He is still a little camera shy. Heck, he is still a little people shy but we are working on it.
A few years ago, at a hotel, I stumbled across a ‘hook-in’ and fell in love with Wool Rug Hooking. I’ve always loved natural fabrics and pretty much anything handmade. I love yard sales and thrift shops. I also love to draw. This just kind of put everything into play! The people that I have ‘met’ (mostly on-line but some were actually in person!) have been warm, open, and so willing to share their knowledge with a novice.
Trying to find supplies and instruction has been a little hit and miss, in my area. It seemed there might be a need for a searchable database of resources for rug hooking teachers, suppliers, perhaps even to find specific patterns that may be out of print. I ran across a site that looks like it was good but it discontinued operation over a year ago.
The other thing I couldn’t find was a central source for classes, retreats, hook-ins, etc. so I have added a calendar of events.
We’ll still post some stuff about our home, our family, our southern cooking etc, in case you’re interested.
But, fair warning, most of this will cover cats and rug hooking!