New RTFDT Mystery Rug/Sunnie/rug hooking/primitive-Day 11

Quick Post today…lots to do!!!   :)

I have changed the “electric lights” colour in the windows to have them be brighter!   After all, the ” electric bills delivered in large envelopes” are part of the story!!!!   lol


Looking out the window at nightfall, Mrs Smoth suddenly held her hands to her head and shouted…”Dearie me! Oh, Dearie me!!!   “The bright moon is part of the terrible problem we are having.   I know it…I just know it..!”    Grabbing a handful of oddly -shaped twigs (for comfort) she climbed in and out of her windows a few times and then sat on the floor to rest.    “I just knew from the dark shape that it was a _____!!!”, she said.

…to be continued…

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

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New RTFDT Mystery Rug/Sunnie/rug hooking/primitive-Day 10

Thank goodness for audio books and DVD’s!!!!!   :)

I’ve been working lots of hours each day on this one…it is getting there but it’s amazing how much time it takes to hook a small section!!!!!   lol

Hagatha’s house is really fun to hook…and it is almost finished…!   I find that, when I am doing houses, I almost always put the smoke blowing two ways instead of the normal “all blowing to the right” or “all blowing to the left”!!!    Well, who wants to be normal???   I did change the roof colour  as I had started with a burgundy that did not show up the way I wanted!


Now, I must say that it was not really the fault of the “Source of the Noise” …as the Source was just doing what ____’s do!!!   But adding sounds of the screech owl, the fingernails on the blackboard and the coughing and croaking of the opera singer with a cold made the loud noise so much worse!

Night is falling once again on Pond Scum Road…and even the bright moon and stars offer no help.   What to do…what to do?

…to be continued…

So here we go with Progress on Day 10…Happy Hooking!  Sunnie  :)  

(please disregard the little burgundy “string” on the second photo…evidently, I didn’t tidy the rug up before the photo!!!!)   lol



New RTFDT Mystery Rug/Sunnie/rug hooking/primitive-Day 9

I’m hurrying along as I have my 55th High School Reunion next week and I am hoping to get quite a bit done on this before I enjoy time with friends!!!  :)

The only “down” side when designing a rug as you go, ( and choosing colours to blend or compliment what you have already done!)  is that it takes a lot of time!!!!!!!   lol

But I am having a great time and I hope you are enjoying checking in from time to time to see what is happening!


Night after night, Mrs Smoth would hear the awful noise outside!   She looked out of every window but did not see the dark shape she had seen a few times before.   The electric bills still came in large envelopes and the neighbors were sleep-deprived and groggy!

Hagatha even tried calling the P E B Lab, but although they were very sorry for the “experiment gone wrong”  (mistakes were made!!!!!)   lol    ….they could offer no solution.   So Mrs Smoth was determined to carry out her lovely daughter Mold-Ann’s suggestion.   She had her _____ at the ready each night…so that when she saw the dark shape, she could climb out one of her windows and run to….

…to be continued.

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


New RTFDT Mystery Rug/Sunnie/rug hooking/primitive-Day 8

I am having fun with the different background elements on this rug.   You should see the “wool room”…very, very messy!  :)

I have one section where I am testing colours and am not sure I am satisfied yet!!!   But we press on (or hook on as the case may be!!)


Mrs. Smoth reached her lovely daughter Mold-Ann on the phone and she is asking for Mold-Ann’s help!!!   “Calm down, Mother,” said, Mold-Ann.  ” Don’t you remember what Great Grandma Prunenita always said when she had this trouble?”   “What?” said Mrs. Smoth.   “Of course, she didn’t have to deal with an experiment gone wrong”, answered Mold-Ann, “but when dealing with this same problem from time to time, she would grab her ___ and her walking ___ and run out of the house shouting “RTFDT”!!!

“Thank you, dear”, said Mrs. Smoth!   “I had forgotten that old Russian saying!!  When I see the large dark shape again, I’ll try it!” 

…to be continued…

(Now you may be wondering about the names of Mrs. Smoth’s daughters.   (or maybe not!!!!)  lol   Surely you remember the lovely sister act, “Mold-Ann Mildew” …popular with the “happenin” people in the 1960’s!   The girls were trying to make their mark on the hallowed walls of Hollywood until the handsome “Bleach Brothers” came along and wiped them out!)

Enough with the goofy writing…aren’t you glad I don’t inflict this on you with every rug I do!!!   lol

Here is Progress on Day 8…Happy Hooking!  Sunnie  :)



New RTFDT Mystery Rug/Sunnie/rug hooking/primitive-Day 7

Zipping right along…this is such fun!!!   :)

Although I’ve said before that I can’t tell you “Why” I do some things while hooking my rugs, I DO have answers to a few things!!!!   lol

For instance, I have several colours that form the background of this rug…and I choose my colours carefully so that each one will blend in with the others and also show off the main motifs well.   This can be a bit tricky, especially when working with the grayed, primitive colours.   You will note that I outline some things with narrow black and do not outline others.   I want the main motifs outlined to stand out and I want most of the background just to make the colour change softly…just quietly changing from one colour to another.


Hagatha’s youngest daughter, the lovely Mildew Smoth, was  very concerned about her mother during this time.    And to make matters worse, Mildew received a notification that there had been a terrible mistake made at the PE B Lab nearby and specimens had been injected, not with the correct formulas but with genetic material from a screech owl, a naughty schoolboy and an opera singer with a very bad cold!   “Mother, Mother”, she shouted over the phone…” I am afraid that you and your neighbors are victims of an experiment gone wrong!!!”  

Mrs. Smoth,upon hearing this news, climbed in and out of several of her windows, holding her head and a handful of oddly shaped twigs (for comfort!).   “I must call my older daughter, the lovely Mold-Ann Smoth”, she cried!   “She will know something to help!!!”   (She is now putting through a call to Mold-Ann…

…to be continued.

So here is Progress on Day 7…Happy Hooking!   Sunnie  :)




New RTFDT Mystery Rug/Sunnie/rug hooking/primitive-Day 6

Well I can’t say that the pictures today are so exciting that you will jump for joy…but backgrounds have to be done!!!!  :)

And remember, this is using primitive colours so we won’t have those crazy oranges and purples and yellows, oh my!!!  lol

So here we go…


All of the families on Pond Scum Road were getting more and more grumpy!   The nights were filled with screeching and sounds like fingernails over a blackboard and coughing too, all mixed together!   Nobody slept…lights burned all night and people tried in vain to find the source of the awful racket..!   But even if a dark shape was seen sneaking down the road, by the time everyone blinked…it was gone.   Even the shining moon could not help Mrs Smoth and her neighbors.   In fact I wonder if…

…to be continued

So here is Progress on Day 6…Happy Hooking!    Now if these pictures don’t have you gasping from the sheer beauty of the design, I don’t know what you are thinking!   (Perhaps it is better if you don’t tell me what you are thinking about now!!!)   LOL

Hope you are having a wonderful day today!  Sunnie  :)


New RTFDT Mystery Rug/Sunnie/rug hooking/primitive-Day 5

I am really enjoying this rug more and more…the colours are fun to work with and I like the “earthy” tones!!!  :)

I spent several hours at a Hook-In today so I didn’t get to work much at home on my mystery rug (I didn’t take it to the hook-in!) but I had hooked some last night…so at least I have something to show!!!!!

“Once upon a time an old woman lived outside the village of Porky Pie on Pond Scum road.   She lived  in an odd little house with no doors!   Hagatha Smoth loved her country life and spent many happy hours wandering up and down the hills beside her house collecting oddly shaped twigs.   However, she and her neighbors had a problem of sleepless nights!   Not only that…but their electric bills were getting higher all the time!”   ….to be continued.

Here is Progress on Day 5…and I can’t wait to get to hooking this evening(!!!)  I have some wool I want to experiment with and see if it works!!!!!   Happy Hooking!  Sunnie  :)