Thankfully, I did get some hooking done on my bottom border but I’m not finished yet. I have to laugh at those pumpkins!!! And isn’t that a boot I see?
Here is Progress on Day 9…Happy Hooking! Sunnie :)
Now I don’t usually give “advice”…although I do ramble on from time to time!!! …lol… but today I’m going to try it. “Never put a face on anything you don’t want to turn into a “personality…with all the quirks and expressions that go with that personality!!!!
For today’s post I Had intended to work on finishing the bottom border of this rug. But Noooo!
Since I gave in and let “Oswaldo” be facing the front and looking into the entryway…(instead of having him just sit there as a nice pumpkin decoration with his back to us all…!!!)…I knew when I saw the lovesick look on his face that he had been smitten by a lady pumpkin inside the_______!
However, I did not intend to have a pumpkin at the lower right of this rug…there was not a place for a pumpkin, let alone a starry-eyed lady one who was looking a bit romantic herself! (Why I did not just put a couple of flowers, swirls or weeds on the right and the left of my center motifs, I just don’t know! )
But instead of quietly hooking my lower border today, I was redesigning the lower right of the rug so that the lady pumpkin who has put “Oswaldo” in such a rapturous state could see him and be seen by him! That look in his eyes finally got to me! So…..
Progress on today’s post – Day 8 – the picture of “Oswaldo” from yesterday…and the picture of his lady love, “Prunetta,” are shown today.
I intended to have my other motifs be the stars of the show on this rug…but I guess another couple won’t be too bad! Happy Hooking! Sunnie :)
Hooray…I had time to finish “Oswaldo” and he looks pretty happy. Also, some background filling in and his leaf, etc. (I do love that background plaid…it shows off the motifs just fine and is a little dark…to make us think of nighttime.)
It was so hot today…I stay inside as much as possible with the air conditioning! It’s always nice working with wool if it is cool…summer or winter! :)
Well, yesterday and today I have been struggling with one of my motifs to stay where I wanted him to stay!!!!! But…this guy just keeps turning around so I am going to hook him turned around. He has won the day!!!! …lol…
As I’ve said, this rug has the borders and lights as an “entry” to where my characters are going. (the way you would see them when opening your door!) The candy corn lights (the janitor needs to see about those cobwebs!!!) and the “wrought iron and jewel” posts frame the entry. I wanted this pumpkin guy to just show his back to us, so his grin would be seen by the characters/motifs coming through the entry!
However, “Oswaldo” must have seen a spectacular pumpkin lady (with a snaggle-tooth grin, I suspect…!!!!) inside the______________! And he keeps turning around to look at her. I’ve finally given up and am hooking his silly grin, perhaps these characters coming through the entry now are among the last to enter…so it should be OK!!! :)
So here is Progress on Day 6…first a photo of part of a motif and second, Oswaldo being worked on!!!!!
Happy Hooking! Sunnie :)
This has been the craziest year already…and our family seems busy, busy, busy all the time!!! …lol… Births, weddings, showers, family gatherings, rug hooking gatherings, etc.
However, it is better than having nothing to do and lots of time to do it…!!! :)
I’m making good progress on this rug and am using some of the wildest colours!!! And these characters and motifs are just as silly as the last two Halloween designs were…so at least I’m smiling as I’m busy!
I have finished the left side border now and am working on a couple of motifs in the center. I just tried out another plaid yesterday evening that I hadn’t used before and it hooks up nicely. Also, I’m able to use up some of a wonderful blue plaid that ravels badly. The colour is great but the wool itself is not really suited for under a #8 cut. And, of course, I’m using #6 cut (and #5, #4 and #3 too) in this rug. So I have to be extra careful when hooking…so the wool doesn’t shred!!!!
I rounded my point on the first candy corn light so it looks better…! And some fun colours and experiments in the last photo!
So here is Progress on Day 5… lots of photos today! Happy Hooking! Sunnie :)
I’m shedding a little “light” on the proceedings with the first of my “candy corn” outdoor lights that shine at the entrance to the…..! …lol… (I think I need to round off that white point just a bit.)
Working on finishing the left border and working on the second candy corn light as well as some motifs in the center now! Trying a colour combination that I think will work in the center…but have to add more to see if I can keep it as is or have to change it…!!
Having so much fun hooking that I almost forgot to post…!!!! …lol…
I’m happy with my “wrought iron and jewel” border (left side border almost finished!) and my “sparkler” was just the way I wanted it to look too!!! Working on it up close, I wasn’t sure about it…but seeing it from a distance made a big difference!
Here is Progress on Day 3… Happy Hooking! Sunnie :)