July 2014 HF&F Mystery rug/Sunnie/rug hooking-primitive-Day 12

Hooray!   Finally a bit more motif..!!!   lol

How about a little leg…yes?   :)

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Quick post this morning…will do another post later!   I didn’t get to another motif yesterday but worked on another part of the border!   I know I always say that the motifs are more fun than backgrounds and borders so I like to get the “b and b”s  out of the way fast…!!!!!

Here we go on the first of Day 12…Happy Hooking!  Sunnie  :)

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July 2014 HF&F Mystery rug/Sunnie/rug hooking-primitive-Day11

 

The post today won’t tell you much except that I Have been hooking!!!!!   :)

You know I like to do background as I go… so that I don’t have it to do at the finish…so that is what I did mostly yesterday.   I think I will have a post later today too…we’ll see!!!   I am anxious to start another motif on another part of the rug!!!!!!!   lol

So here is Progress on Day 11… Happy Hooking!  Sunnie  :)

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July 2014 HF&F Mystery rug/Sunnie/rug hooking-primitive-Day 10

Boy am I working with “green” wools!!!!!   lol

It seems like I have been doing greens forever…but I love the greens so I can’t complain!   Getting the chartreuse strips from boxes of donated wools that Suzi brought to our “Ladies of the Hook” group on Thursday was great.   I think that colour makes lovely bugs or gnats or whatever they are!!!!!!!   :)

We had a very nice gathering and the ladies were working on some beautiful rugs and mats!   Lots of inspiration…it is always fun to have them here!

I am using a really nice plaid for an accent for my greens…here it is below.   I have brightened it up some so you can see the colours.   It is softer, more like the progress picture shows…it makes a nice accent.     The only down side is that it is looser weave and my #6 cut has to be hooked carefully so it doesn’t fray so much..!!!!

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Now…here is Progress on Day 10…Happy Hooking!  Sunnie  :)

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July 2014 HF&F Mystery rug/Sunnie/rug hooking-primitive-Day 9

I love these greens…and more “buggy” chartreuse snips too!!!    lol    ( maybe “eye of gnat” instead of “eye of newt”…yes?)

I like designing as I go along…and also sometimes when you sketch on the linen quickly, you need to adjust things so the hooked motifs don’t run into each other!   (unless you want them to!!)  :)   I’m tweaking a bit and changing my mind here and there but I am having fun and liking what I am doing.   So that’s the whole idea!!!

Hmmm…maybe this is a plague of grasshoppers on a couple of fields?   Yes, No…hmmm!

So here is my Progress on Day 9…Happy hooking!  Sunnie  :)

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July 2014 HF&F Mystery rug/Sunnie/rug hooking-primitive-Day 8

Quick post today…Life intervened yesterday!!!!   lol

I hosted the rug hooking group here today, we had a fun time!   Such beautiful work and lots of inspiration!

Here is Progress on Day 8…I thought the little chartreuse snippets looked like little bugs…just right for Halloween!!!!!

Happy Hooking!  Sunnie  :)HF&Fmystryday8

July 2014 HF&F Mystery rug/Sunnie/rug hooking-primitive-Day 7

Away we go…I feel like I am making good progress and loving the colours I am using!   That makes the whole process an enjoyable adventure!!!   :)

You will note that I try to have my border squares, circles, lines, etc. slightly “off”…I just sketch them on rather than drawing around something for precision and accuracy!   I feel that this gives a more “informal”, primitive, simple quality to the rug…and,  especially at Halloween, things are slightly goofy!!!   lol      Now, you might think that I am “slightly goofy” all the time, not just at Halloween!!!!!   But at least at this time of the year, I have a great excuse for my behavior!!!   :)

A little tip…I imagine many of you already do this, but if you don’t have a “board” on which to clip your rug and stand back for a distance look at it, you can always take a photo and put it on your computer as a “desktop background”!   The photo makes it easier to see any errors or things that need to be tweaked.   I actually do both.   I have an older computer, not connected to the internet, that is a delight to use for the photo editing program!   It is simple, easy to use and works wonderfully!   I keep my “in progress” rug on the desktop background on this old computer as I go along.

Also, the “Paint” program on the old computer makes enlargements and prints my pattern guides out on regular paper.   I tape the sheets together and use my light table to transfer the guidelines to my linen.   I don’t have to go to a copy shop for enlargements, I can print them in “draft” mode and simply go over the major lines to transfer with my black sharpie pen and get the size exactly right.

I usually draw the outline of my rug on the linen first, then center my design within the rectangle or square.   I add borders or make the rug smaller or larger if I think the center needs more room!   I much prefer using the old computer to do these things than using my newer, “more improved”!!!!!!!!” computer!   lol

I must do some cleaning today…however, I hope to have time to hook this afternoon…I’d rather be hooking than cleaning house!!!!!   I wonder why???   lol

So here we go for the Progress on Day 7…Happy Hooking!  Sunnie  :)

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July 2014 HF&F Mystery rug/Sunnie/rug hooking-primitive-Day 6

This is getting more fun for me by the day!!!   Here is some more progress for todays post..!   An “extra”!

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More border work for the post today!   : )

Thankfully, the weather is a little cooler.   I am not a “hot weather” person!   lol

I may have time to do a bit of work on another area of the rug today…so perhaps another photo later on.

So here is Progress on Day 6…Happy Hooking!  Sunnie  :)

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