New Mystery Rug -“SABI…”-Sunnie/rug hooking/hooked rugs starts soon!

Since I finished my little “Time 4 Tea” piece for my kitchen, I have been trying to decide which design I will hook next.   I have several, but I think that the “SABI…” one will be my next rug.

As you know,  I often go back to rugs I have sketched in previous years (or designs from old samplers, frakturs, vintage rugs, ancient art, mosaics, etc. that have attracted me!) to see if I can adapt them or be inspired by them in some way in the present.   I prefer to do hooked pieces that others are not doing…as that makes it more fun for me!   :)   Also, I am careful about copyright although if I hook a couple of squirrels in a tree, lots of people have done that…!!!!!   

Sooo…I will choose colours and make my final decision over this weekend (while everyone else is watching the Superbowl…lol…)

I hope to start sometime next week!     Often I find that the colours I want to use decide the rug design…so we will see if I stay with the “SABI”  or go off on a tangent.

I hope you will enjoy coming along on this next adventure with me!

Happy Hooking!  Sunnie  :)

New Mystery Rug-“LittleTT”/Sunnie/rug hooking/hooked rugs-Day 10finished

Hooray…my wall piece is finished!!!   I started by calling it (little) Tea Time…but then decided on “Time 4 Tea” as I went along!

I love the smell of coffee brewing (reminds me of home and all the coffee-drinkers in my family) but I can’t stand the bitter taste!   So I am one of the tea-drinking group with herbal teas being most of my favourites.  (I Do love the Market Spice Tea from Seattle though!!!!)

So, I thought I’d put a little wall piece above my back door (in my tiny kitchen) that leads out to the glassed-in back porch.

Here is the piece finished (even the edges, the back and the hanging sleeve!!!!!)…on Day 10.

I am happy to have used a lot of leftover woolworms on this one!!!!!   (and…I have edge-finished 3 other rugs and am working on finishing the edge on #4…so I am proud of myself!!   It still is boring though!!!   …lol…)


And here it is hanging above my door…!


I was having a little trouble with my hip and back this last week so went to the doc yesterday!   We are not sure what is going on but I’d like to not have the pain as it makes it harder to do all the things I want and need to do!!!!!!   If any of you have Fibromyalgia or Polymyalgia, I have some of those symptoms.   We’ll see what the tests find.  

Now I need to figure out which design I want to do next…fun, fun, fun!!!!

Happy Hooking!   Sunnie  :)



New Mystery Rug-“Little TT”-Sunnie/rug hooking/hooked rugs-Day 9

Quick post today!   :)   I have the right hand bird finished now and am filling in more background!    (As you know, I don’t leave all the background for last or I would go out of my mind!!!!!) 

LittleTT9You know that I try to make sure that I have plenty of background wool for either large or small rugs.   When I am using small pieces of wool and leftover woolworms, it isn’t as easy to plan…but if I am running low I just add another motif like a circle or a square to take up space.  

If I were doing something more “formal” and “realistic”, I might not add items as I probably would do more planning in the beginning.   However,  you know that realism and formality are not words that come to mind when describing my rugs!!!!!    …lol…

I’m having fun and hope this fits over my door properly…I have to get on a ladder to put it up just to look at it.   Perhaps I should do that today before I get any closer to the finish!!!!!!!  

So here is Progress on Day 9…

I hope all our East Coast friends are safe and well after the big storm,   Happy Hooking!  Sunnie  :)

New Mystery Rug-“Little TT”-Sunnie/rug hooking/hooked rugs-Day 8

Zipping right along on this one…only a few more days on this hooked piece if “life” doesn’t intervene!   :) 

We’ve had rain off and on here in Vancouver so I try to go out during the dry parts of the day!!!   This is typical winter weather here although we have had some milder temps this winter.

This is the “redo”…I changed the “for” to “4” as it balanced out better!


And this one is the left-hand Bird!!!   Almost finished with the right-hand Bird!   :)

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I hope it looks good over my door!!!!   We’ll see after I get it finished…!   Happy Hooking!  Sunnie  :)



New Mystery Rug-“LittleTT”-Sunnie/rug hooking/hooked rugs-Day 7

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I am patting myself on the back as I am working on the “edge-finishing” of my 3rd rug since I started my “mystery rug” a week or so ago!!!   :)   I have to make myself stop hooking and get out the yarn so that I can finish at least 5 rugs in this session.   After that, I’ll do any others from time to time as I usually do!!!

I am happy at how this funny little piece is turning out…and I am using a Lot of leftover woolworms!!!!   That is always a plus but it isn’t easy finding these colours!   However, I did find lights to use in the background and I had a few small pieces of wool to cut up and use too…so the background isn’t any problem.

Not anything too exciting today as I am doing background…and for tomorrow I will make a change and start hooking another silly bird!!!!

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


New Mystery Rug-“Little TT”-Sunnie/rug hooking/hooked rugs-Day 6

Well, here we go again!!!   I have a very exciting photo for my first one!   The beauty of this one will astound you!!   :)

LittleTT6 - CopyWell, after all…we DO have to fill in background once in awhile!!!!!   :)

And here is some more “leftover” artwork in another part of the piece…

LittleTTsnsI’m making Progress on Day 6…this one shouldn’t take too long but I’m working on my finishing rugs too, so who knows!    I am having fun and it will look just fine over my door (I hope!!!!)   Happy Hooking!   Sunnie  :)







New Mystery Rug-“Little TT”-Sunnie/rug hooking/hooked rugs-Day-5

Just returned from a nice 2-day Quilting and other art-craft retreat with my daughter, Miki.   We had a lovely time on Vashon island, WA.   :)

I have had some time to hook since I got home so here is Progress on Day 5…not a lot but at least it is something!!!!!   …lol…

LTT5abaHmmm…I wonder if it could be some….well, no, probably not…!  

So I’ll work some more and see if I can figure out what it is!!!!!   Happy Hooking!  Sunnie  :)