New Mystery Rug 2017-“WTTPG”-Sunnie/rug hooking/hooked rugs-Day 13

Finally got away from background hooking (!!!) and was able to spend some time on more motifs!   Part of the time used on this rug is re-designing and changing things as I go!

Now you might think “She’s so scatterbrained” or “Perhaps her mind is actually going now!” or something else (!!!!)…but I really do have fun designing and adapting a design as I go.   It would be more difficult for me to draw out a design and follow it all the way to the finish without changes.  (Many of us change as we go!)    I say all the time that I like to be surprised when I come to the finish of a rug!   Only rarely do I complete a rug where I can see it in my mind and I follow that vision all the way!   🙂

So here is my Progress on Day 13…I also worked a little on a part of the rug that you can’t see yet.   But most of the time yesterday was spent on the motifs and, as you can see, I will be filling in background again today!!!!!!

Hooray!   Our snow is almost all melted…and life is moving along again outside my house!   Thank goodness I have had rug hooking, reading and old Perry Mason DVD’s (!!!) to keep me company during these last 2 weeks!   And now that we have very little snow, my snow shovel arrived today!!!!   I have a feeling we are going to have an “interesting” year!

Here is Progress on Day 13…Happy Hooking!   Sunnie   🙂

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New 2017 Mystery Rug-“WTTPG”-Sunnie/rug hooking/hooked rugs-Days 11-12

We are still dealing with “weather” here as we have an ice event coming with a rain event after…, etc.   🙂   I know all over the country we are having “weather”!!!!!!!!

I have been filling in background on my rug but finally have to post at least Some Progress!!!!!!   I have spent several hours, over the weekend and yesterday, filling in little areas and more at the top of the rug under the “Welcome” sign.

I have to laugh at my daily work as I have to remember to turn off the water that I leave on during the night so the pipes won’t freeze,  check the back deck for ice by the back door, check the front sidewalk and deck area for ice, go out and at least start the car every few days…(haven’t driven anywhere for about a week and a half if not more)…and continue to move furniture and books, etc, out of the living-dining rooms to prepare for the electrical work which has now been delayed due to the weather!!!!!

As I’ve said, I did prepare so I have had plenty of food and water but I am also changing my decorative items for a different colour scheme after the electrical work is done, so that means sewing some things and organizing and putting away the previous decorations so they are ready when I want to go back to them again!!!   

I know you are shaking your heads and saying “Whatever!”…so I will actually show a picture for Progress on Days 11-12 today!   I still can’t believe how long it takes to just do background…!   

Happy Hooking!   Sunnie   🙂

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New Mystery Rug 2017-“WTTPG”-Sunnie/rug hooking/hooked rugs-Day 10

I still have about 6-7 inches of snow in my yard and driveway although I have swept and scooped a path out to the street…!   I wish I had brought my snow shovels with me when I moved from Vermont…lol…however, this is such a departure from Vancouver’s regular winter rainy weather that my snow “stuff” would probably not be used much.   🙂

I realized today that I really miss the people in Vermont who had the small plows on the front of their pickups!   They would come by and make a little extra money by plowing our driveways and in front of our garage doors.    The village and county took care of plowing and sanding our rural road…but it was great to have someone take a short time to plow so we didn’t have to do it.   🙂

I have been able to work on my rug and am moving across the lower  part of the center and the bottom flowers.   The background takes a lot of time so I resist showing you pictures of just background…!!!!!

I am glad to be working on something that is lighthearted and brings me thoughts of Spring.  I do like the snow though…it is so pretty and reminds me of happy times with Joe in our little farmhouse.

Here is Progress on Day 10…Stay safe and warm…and Happy Hooking!   Sunnie   🙂   Not the best photo but you get the idea!!!

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New Mystery Rug 2017-“WTTPG”-Sunnie/rug hooking/hooked rugs-Day 9

Despite shoveling some snow to make a path to my garage and clear off my front porch…I had a pleasant “inside” day!!!!

Here is part of my back yard early this morning…

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I was able to get some more work done on my rug… more vines and leaves…and background!!!   🙂   It’s really fun using a lot of different greens, some new, some leftover worms and placing them where I think they will look best.

So here is Progress on Day 9…Happy Hooking,   Sunnie   🙂

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New Mystery Rug 2017-“WTTPG”-Sunnie/rug hooking/hooked rugs-rug right side photo

Quick post today…Didn’t get any hooking done but right side of the rug so far!!!

Happy Hooking!   Sunnie   🙂

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New 2017 Mystery Rug-“WTTPG”-Sunnie/rug hooking/hooked rugs-Days 7-8

I’m hooking right along with this rug and still enjoying the colours I am using!!!  

Today’s photo is of the lower right of the rug…I will post a picture of the rug’s right side tomorrow…because of the length of the rug, you get a small long narrow photo when I try to show the whole section I’ve hooked!!!   The small photos don’t show the motifs very well…so today’s picture is a closer look.

As you know, I do a lot of pinning my rugs up on a “viewing board” and look at them from a distance.   That really helps me when I am choosing colours based upon what I have already hooked.   If I make a mistake in my choice of the next wool, I can see the mistake immediately!!!   Sometimes, up close, everything looks fine…but farther away, the colour might be too bright or fade into the background too much, etc.

I don’t really have a “vision” in my mind of the finished rug when I start…but for me, that’s not necessary!   I like to be surprised at the finish…!      🙂

So here is Progress on days 7-8…I wanted to finish up the part of the rug I was working on over the weekend to make a better picture.   Even with a lot of motifs, there is still a lot of background (!!!!) and the background shows the motifs better than the blank linen.  

Happy Hooking!  Sunnie   🙂

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New 2017 Mystery Rug-“WTTPG”-Sunnie/rug hooking/hooked rugs-Day 6

Didn’t have a lot of time to hook today but did get in about an hour and a half…!

Still working on the right side of the rug from almost the top to the bottom.   This design is very enjoyable, especially because of the cold temps outside.   I’m glad to be inside hooking with wool…!

Those darker leaves shown in yesterday’s post are done with individual strips of several colours.      The new ones below them are done with a dip-dyed wool that goes from the deeper blue-green colour to the light green.   I wanted some changes in the leaves.   And, of course, doing more background.   🙂

So here is Progress on Day 6…

Happy Hooking!   Sunnie   :)

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