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

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Chair Pads

The little rug "Fraktur 2015" is hooked.
Since then I had an order for chair pads in the Fraktur style, so I redesigned the pattern to fit chair seats. The other chair pad has a rooster as the main attraction.

Patterns are available.

Talking about chair pads. Here is one I designed for La Rae Schneider to match her chair. She started working on it during the 3 day Wine Country Rug Hookers workshop, Spring 2015.
Great job La Rae.

Monday, August 24, 2015

Finally getting around to post new pictures of my progress. The BIG rug is hooked, but I'm waiting for cooler and less smokey weather to lay it out on the garage floor to steam. The wool for binding is overdyed and ready to go. I'm thankful we only have the bad air and not the actual fires in our neighborhood. We need rain to help putting out the forest fires, but that usually doesn't happen till October.

Right now I'm working on a couple of smaller rugs. I'm already thinking about another large design, but planning that will take a while.........

Padula Pomegranates is 24x48.  After starting to hook by echoing around the motifs, I changed my mind and decided to hook the background in "non directional" loops. I still have some echo hooking left in spots, so you can see the difference.

The other small pattern is a replica of an antique rug. Simple Spirit is 18x30

Tomorrow is hooking at the Library. Mara Lou is starting "After the Flood" and requested blue wool for sky and water. These are samples out of the dye pots.

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Big rug update

I had a few progress report requests. LOL. Coming along, but still a ways to go. I am starting to think about the finishing. I wonder how long that is going to take and how much more wool I need to over dye for that?

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

A New Week

Finally made it to the Library to join my rug hooking friends. Between talking and looking at books this is 2 hours worth of hooking.
I'm still working on the 8x10 rug. It's progressing nicely. Finished hooking the center background and the outside is off to a good start. I over dyed more antique black wool for the background. Not sure this will be enough to finish. 9.5 cuts gobble up lots of wool.
We're having a heat wave in Southern Oregon. 103 yesterday and not much cooler today. I'm happy hooking with the air conditioning running.

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

A new Design

This is the new rug I started. (24x49) Small enough to take along to rug hooking meetings.
The wool I over dyed are in shades of the Pantone Color Spectrum for 2015. The red is called Marsala.

I wasn't able to go to the Library last Monday to hook, but did a little preview hooking at home. Now I'm back to the big rug and the background.