Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Starting a large project

A few weeks ago I was commissioned to do an 8x8 hooked rug. The request was to have flowers all over the area and she wanted "Padula Flowers". That wouldn't be a problem, since all of my design are "Padulas", regardless of the subject I'm drawing. LOL
Yesterday I finished transferring the design onto the linen. Started picking the wool colors this morning and was happy to be able to use quite a bit of over dyed wool from my inventory. Tomorrow the dye pots will be steaming. I haven't calculated the amount of wool for the background yet, but I know it's more then a couple of yards. LOL
The plan is to hook the rug with # 8.5 and # 9 strips of wool. Here and there smaller cuts when needed. The motifs are designed for larger cuts.
After I load the pictures here and post the blog I'm starting to hook. 




Friday, February 24, 2017

February 2017

Time flies.....LOL
Here are a couple of newly finished rugs.
Hooked by Connie Baar

Hooked by MaraLou Cross

This rug I designed for Tonee White and here is the progress report.

Sunday, July 17, 2016

July Update and New Designs

Well, it's been a while since the last entry. Life keeps making plans for me and blogging was not on the list. 
I'm back in Oregon but my hooking project stayed down in AZ. It will be there when I get back in the Fall. My friend Sally finished "Antique Floral Geometric". It looks great in her house.
Antique Floral Geometric 20x56  $86.00

Big Sheep 27x37  $67.00 
Writing can be omitted or changed.
Fraktur Remembered  20x36  $60.00

Padula Morning  22x48  $76.00
Padula Morning  22x48  $76.00
Fall is in the air 17x38  $58.00
Turkey Business 20x30  $46.00

Thursday, December 31, 2015

Happy New Year

Here in Arizona we're 4 hours away from the end of 2015. Since I gave up making New Years resolutions many years ago, I don't have to confess unfinished goals. LOL
Just before Christmas I started 2 new rug designs. The first rug is designed for the FB group " Out Of Hand Rug Hooker's Hook-a-long & Challenge Group". Lori Brechlin posted several different motifs and we could choose from those templates to create our designs. Entry Rugs have to be completly finished by Jan 3rd 2016. I will post a picture in a few days.

The other new rug is an adaptation of a vintage rug. This is a great design to use leftover worms. Though, I'm actually not noticing the pile of those going down.
Antique Floral Geometric 20x54

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

It's finished!

Then it was time to do the binding. I over dyed 1 yard of wool. Cut my bias strips 3 inches wide and these 2 triangles are the left overs from 1 yard of wool. That's cutting it pretty close. (maybe a little to close for peace of mind). LOL


rug size 8x10

The end is in sight.

Time to celebrate, the big rug is home. Steaming was done on the floor in the Garage