“Love’s Memories”-Fraktur design/Sunnie/rug hooking-Day 20

I’m moving along…rather slowly as I have had a few other things to do!!!!!   :)

However, I have hooked more background, taken out the “dark spots” on the previous background where I grabbed the wrong wool hooking in the evening (!!!) and replaced that with the correct background wool.

Also, I’ve done more leaves!   I might have a bit more time to hook today…we’ll see!   I am ready to see the whole rug design!!!!   I’m happy with it so far.

Oh yes…I decided to keep the crooked flower stem as this flower is not quite as nice as the one on Joe’s side of the rug!   Earlier in life, I used to kill plants by overwatering!!!!   And I am not as good a gardener as Joe is, both by talent and knowledge and by the fact that I have allergies to plants and grasses.   So my flower is fine being a bit crooked!!!   …lol…

Here is Progress on Day 20…Happy Hooking!  Sunnie  :)

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“Love’s Memories”-Fraktur design/Sunnie/rug hooking-Day 19

Quick post today…did not have much time to hook but I did get some done…background and the right hand flower!   (Looks like I need to do a little “adjusting” on that flower!!!!!)   …lol…   The stem looks quite crooked…natural but crooked!!!!!   :)

So here we go on Day 19…Happy Hooking!  Sunnie  :)

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“Love’s Memories”-Fraktur design/Sunnie/rug hooking/Day 18

Here we go on Day 18…!!   :)

I changed the right hand heart interior to my first choice, a soft greenish wool plaid (used elsewhere in the rug).   The heart is slightly “off”, as is the outline I told you about yesterday….!!!)   …lol…

I finished  up the upper border, filling in the empty circles with leftover woolworms!

A little of the border explanation of symbols…

…the “rusty” red border plaid reminds me of the colour of many Vermont barns Joe and I passed as we drove around the state.   We loved living in Vermont.

the circles represent wedding rings…and they were drawn on the linen perfectly round to please Joe!      (He would have done that had he drawn them.)   I, however, changed them all to hand-drawn circles that are not perfect.   Symbols of our lives and our various little imperfections we each brought to our marriage!   :)   The fact that they were done both ways shows how we appreciated each other’s views!!!

The single outline of all the circles is the same blue-except for two circles!!!   The center circles in the top border’s group of three has 2 outlines in a soft green plaid.   The quiet blue, orderly, single outline stands for Joe.    The “had to be different” 2 greenish outlines stand for me! 

The leftover woolworm centers stand for Joe’s New England thrifty attitude (I shared that)… And the messes we both made while working on our art, craft, hobbies, etc.    Thankfully, we both had different workrooms so that was never a problem!!!!!  …lol…

(Also…it gets me in good with the ladies in the Great De-Worming Marathon group on Rug Hooking Daily!!!!!!!)

(note: I think I said before that I made the circles sink back into the red a bit so they did not draw attention away from the center motifs…they are quietly “there”!   Because of the flash, they look brighter than they are.)

The lower border will be a bit different but it will be better that way…not from a whim of mine but for ease of adding the lettering!  

Here is Progress on Day 18…this is actually going faster than I expected since the rug is fairly large – 32 x 42 inches…!   (also a reminder photo below this one of the left hand border)    Happy Hooking!  Sunnie  :)

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“Love’s Memories”-Fraktur design/Sunnie/rug hooking-Days 16-17

Whew…lots to do the last few days and not much hooking time.   I didn’t think just showing a square of red border and a blue outline of a circle would be very exciting so I waited until I had some more hooked…!!!!   :)

I am now finishing up the upper right border and all is going well except that my heart in the corner is not quite right.   I was trying to use a different but similar plaid wool for the center of the heart but I think it is not going to work with the upper Right heart.   So…I’ll probably pull the center out and redo it…!!!  

Also, you will notice, when I show the completed rug, that the upper center outline is just a bit different (over the top of the figure underneath that you can’t see!)  from the same area on the left.   It is just a little “off”!      (This is part of the memory and personality symbols of both of us in the rug.)    :)

Now I won’t go into all the symbols and meanings for you as it would take a long time and you would be very bored…(!!!)…but I will share some because you’ll know why I did what I did on this memory piece.

As we get closer to the finish, I’ll explain…!

Here is Progress on Day 16 and Day 17…Happy Hooking!   Happy Spring!   Sunnie  :)

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“Love’s Memories”-Fraktur Design/Sunnie/rug hooking-Day 14

 

It’s really fun to see this piece come together!      (And, of course, I am working on a few areas that you won’t see until the finish…!!!)   :)

I do love the wools I am using and am so thankful for all the beautiful wools available to us, both in thrift shop finds, small batches sold by wool colourists and wonderful off-the-bolt wools too!

When I first started rug hooking, I bought low priced “mistakes” (!!) that wool dyers offered for low prices.   These were wools that had a few spots of undissolved dye or were an odd colour or were bolt ends that had a ragged edge, etc.    I built up a stash of both hand-dyed and mill-dyed wools looking for bargains…and I had a few plaid thrift shop skirts too.  

Later on, when I did my rug hooking and Santa-making as a business, I added more wools so I now have a good collection.  I did dying too and sold some of my creative dyed wools as well as using them for myself!!!     I still buy wool, but usually in small quantities and I am “shopping” in my own wool room for most of the rugs I do.   But it is always nice to have a new piece of wool to enjoy!!   Hey, I could be out driving other people crazy…(!!!!!)…but rug hooking keeps me inside a lot… or on my balcony!   I can mostly drive people crazy on the internet now!!!!   …lol…   (and, of course, my family on occasion!!!!)

Here is Progress on Day 14…  Completed left border and finishing upper center design and border…Happy Hooking!  Sunnie  :)

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“Love’s Memories”-Fraktur design/Sunnie/rug hooking-Day 13

Quick post today!   :)

I decided to take a break from the main part of the rug and try filling in my “quiet” circles in the border!   I don’t want them to draw attention to themselves as they are a border (!!!)   so I think the quiet leftover woolworms will be just fine…and get my worm stash down even farther!!!   Hooray!

Here we go on Day 13…Happy Hooking!    It’s a beautiful Spring day here in Oregon…hope Spring has come to you also!!   Sunnie  :)

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