cindi gay Drywall is hung in the new rug hooking studio. Paint is scheduled for next week, then the floor. Should be done in just enough time before our deadline to move out of the old house.

You. . .Can Hook Rugs by Pearl McGown

One of my favorite passages from Pearl’s book:

Many women have said to me: “I’ve always wanted to hook a rug and I’m going to some day.” But it is the woman who says: “I want to hook a rug. How shall I start?” that I am most interested in. The first is usually a dreamer — the second is a realist. And I like action!


Pearl McGown book

I’m taking action by cleaning closets this summer. I found a copy of this book, no dust cover, not even a binding. I think the dog before Jackson got to it, but it is still readable if you don’t mind the loose pages. I have a second copy in good condition. I’m offering this damaged one to the first person who contacts me and pays the shipping. I think it will fit in a USPS Priority flat rate envelope, so $5.00 will do it. I will send you an invoice that you can pay by Paypal. It is a great story if you’ve never read it before.

UPDATE: The book has been claimed.

In case mine is gone you can get a used one at Amazon.

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I always felt like an artist looking for a medium until I found rug hooking. It satisfies all my creative outlets.
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Comments

  1. Lee Eddy says:

    Pearls book if u still have it. Ty

  2. Lee, I received your request first. Congratulations. I’ll send you a Paypal invoice for the shipping.

  3. Pearl’s books always make for great reading, especially if you find yourself stuck on a project and don’t know where to go. Just step back for a little bit and read. You will find your answer in them. I always have.

    • This is one you want to read, not just look at the pictures. Pearl’s story is amazing. One interesting tidbit I learned from her granddaughter, Jane McGown Flynn was that Pearl never finished a single rug. Then I thought of her story. It made sense. She was too busy doing everything else.

  4. Kathy R says:

    Read the library copy of this book so many times when I was a beginning hooker. Thanks for sharing this quote!