Our trip to Beekman 1802 in Sharon Springs, NY!  Savory casserole recipe and hooked trivet.  1940s War Era patterns.  Time to register for the 2014 Paris Hill Hook-In, and more!

Trip to Sharon Springs, NY!

Beth & Jen in front of the B.1802 Mercantile in Sharon Springs.

We are excited to announce that we will be designing and selling
hooked rugs and pillows with Beekman 1802!

If you are not familiar with Beekman 1802, click here!  Beekman 1802 was founded by Dr. Brent Ridge and Josh Kilmer-Purcell and is now the fastest growing lifestyle company in the United States.  More importantly, though, Beekman 1802 is a company that gives back and operates by the kind of values we are proud to be associated with.  Look for our products, made exclusively for Beekman 1802, in their on-line and Sharon Springs Mercantile late this year.  

We stayed at the lovely American Hotel founded between 1847-1851 and now owned by Doug Plummer and Garth Roberts. We can’t say enough  about how gracious and hospitable they made our stay and if you love antiques like we do, you’ll feel right at home. Highly recommend and be on the lookout for upcoming hooking retreat news at this location (we're working on it)!  

It's time to register for the Paris Hill Hook In...


Saturday, November 15th, 2014

10 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

First Baptist Church of Paris

Center of the Village Green

Paris Hill Road, Paris, Maine

  • Registration Deadline:  November 8th, 2014

  • Ticket Price: $28.00

  • Breakfast & Lunch included

  • Informal Rug Show: Bring your favorites to share! As many as you like!

  • Vendors & Door Prizes

  • Ring the Early 19th Century Paul Revere Foundry Church Bell!

Registration is limited to 60 people, first come, first served.   Our new venue this year is much more handicapped accessible, with better parking too!

To print out a registration form on line, please go to: Registration Form

To have a registration form emailed or mailed to you, please contact Beth at (207) 890-8490 or  

Things to do nearby...

Paris Hill, Maine is a National Historic District located in the Western Mountains Region of the state.  It is an easy drive to many recreational activities that are in full swing in the fall, including leaf peeping drives, harvest festivals, & outlet shopping.  Not too far away are the flagship LL Bean Store in Freeport, outlet shopping in North Conway, NH, the White Mountain National Forest & tours of Mount Washington, the Oxford Casino, beautiful downtown Norway, Maine with its quaint shops and cafes, along with much more.  FMI on things to do in the area, go to West Coast Maine.
WWII Pattern Collection

This is our new 1940s Wartime Collection commemorating the poster art, aircraft nose art, and graphic design related to World War II. We are fast losing that "greatest generation" of living memory of this important time in our history, and it is our intention to help keep it, and other historical eras as time goes on, alive in our pattern making. These patterns can be customized to include service dates or other important dates, names or initials in the lives of your family's WWII vets.

Available for purchase on our Etsy shop.



Workshops at the Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village in Maine!

Know someone who wants to learn hooking in Maine?  Beth will be teaching at the Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village on June 28th. The Shakers are offering MANY other wonderful workshops all summer and fall long, so check out their web page at Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village and be sure to "like" them on their Facebook page!  

Also, please treat yourself to this beautiful video about the Shakers still living in this incredible community.  


Casserole Trivet and Brunch Recipe!

This spring magnolia trivet is perfect for those cozy casseroles measures 11 X 15. We will be offering seasonal trivet patterns throughout the year. This pattern can be found on our Etsy shop.

Sausage and Creamy Noodle Brunch Casserole 
(Courtesy of The Ultimate Southern Living Cookbook) 

  •  1 package (16 ounces) egg noodles
  •  2 pounds bulk pork sausage
  •  2 cans (10-3/4 ounces each) condensed cream of chicken soup, undiluted
  •  2 cups (16 ounces) sour cream
  •  1 cup crumbled blue cheese
  •  2 jars (4-1/2 ounces each) sliced mushrooms, drained
  •  1 jar (4 ounces) diced pimientos, drained
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped green pepper
  •  1 cup soft bread crumbs
  •  2 tablespoons butter, melted

 Cook noodles according to package directions; drain. In a large skillet, cook sausage over medium heat until no longer pink; drain.

 In a Dutch oven, combine the soup, sour cream and blue cheese; cook and stir over medium heat until cheese is melted. 

Stir in the noodles, sausage, mushrooms, pimientos and green pepper.

 Transfer to two greased 3-qt. baking dishes. Toss bread crumbs and butter; sprinkle over top. Bake, uncovered, at 350° or 30-35 minutes or until edges are bubbly. Yield: 2 casseroles 

(8 servings each)
What have our hookers been up to???

This gorgeous version of our "Emerson's Redbird" pattern was hooked and braid bound by Pat Watson, a student of Beth's at Oxford Mill End Store, Oxford, Maine.

This adaptation of an antique Scottie dog pattern was hooked by Edna Olmstead, Maine.

"Welcome" patterns by Wool N Ewe in Ellsworth, Maine, hooked by Edna Olmstead.

Our "Summer in Paris" pillow pattern hooked by Irene Adams, Maine.  We have a variety of new sunflower and/or crow themed patterns in the shop now, so keep an eye out for them!

This is Anita Holmquist at the Maine studio showing us her amazing yarn punch needle rug, which is then shaped in a Waldoboro-like fashion.

This is our "Irene's Farm House" pattern, hooked by Irene Adams, Maine.

Irene Adams also hooked this lovely step stool cover, an adaptation of our "Two Solitudes" pattern.  These step stools are also available for purchase in our shop, along with the pattern for the topper.

Whoooo hooked these owls?  Ellen Marshall of Two Cats & a Dog Hooking here in Maine.  If you would like to purchase this rug OR the pattern for this rug (or some other very nice thing!), click on the link for her FB page where you will also find the link to her Etsy shop.  



 Studio Hours

Paris, Maine:

Open hooking and supply sales!
Tuesdays:  10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Thursdays: 2 p.m. to 8 p.m.
First & Third Saturdays 9 a.m. to 12 noon
or by chance or appointment.
Contact Beth @ (207) 890-8490

Old Hickory, Tennessee:

By chance or by appointment.
Contact Jen @ 
(615) 339-6496
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Our mailing address is:

In Maine:  546 Paris Hill Road, PO Box 143, South Paris, Maine 04281
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