New Mystery Rug-“E or R”-Aug 2016-Sunnie/rug hooking/hooked rugs-Day 14

“It was a time of looking for paths and passages.   And we wondered where those paths would go if we found them.”


Quick post today on Day 14.   I am working on part of the center sky and using a different blue wool for this center section.   I decided I wanted a different tone for this area and also for the third blue that is used for the sky under the leafy branch arc.

For some reason, it seemed right to place that arc and the lighter blue there…I am thinking it might be an opening…but where it goes, I don’t know!    :)

I will work more on parts of the border today and also a few more center motifs!   The border is a heavy and wide one, chosen to contain the center of his rug.  I believe the width and weight of the border is needed…however, it remains to be seen if I have chosen well when the rug is finished,,,!!! 

Here is Progress on Day 14… I’m having a great time on this rug.   Such fun!   Happy Hooking!   Sunnie  :)



New Mystery Rug-“E or R”-Aug 2016-Sunnie/rug hooking/hooked rugs-Day 13

“It was a time of contemplating our ties to the earth.   And we wondered what would happen if we untied.”


Here we go into Day 13.   

More experiments with symbols and colours.   I am trying out flower colours that fade into the background and some that stand out.   I like to hang up my rug and pin a small strip or little piece of a colour on a flower and see if it works with what I have already hooked.   Sometimes I want a little bit of something that doesn’t really belong (like the little watermelon in the border of one of my Halloween rugs!!!!!!)

Also, when something fades into the background it might disappear when looking at the rug in a dim light or from a certain angle.   I like that.    :)

The circle motif just popped into my mind…so I substituted it for another flower!   After all, we are working here with dreams and visions and imaginings.   Aren’t we?

Here is Progress on Day 13…Happy Hooking!   Sunnie  :)


New Mystery Rug-“E or R”-Aug 2016-Sunnie/rug hooking/hooked rugs-Day 12

“We thought we saw symbols and signs in the night air.   And we tried to tell each other what they meant.”


Here we go again…!!!!   On Day 12.

I am working on the lower part of the rug heading towards the center.   Again, I am using a blending of several dark/black background wools with some of the dark green tucked in here and there.   And Hooray!   Another insect…I needed that.

I am redesigning this part of the rug as I go because some of the design sketched on the linen is simply “suggestion”…and I need to put in or take out anything that does not go with what I have already done!    :)

One idea can lead to another and can expand a theme already started.   Researching the meaning of certain motifs is fun for me…although it might not be important to anyone else.   When I did my rug celebrating Joe and me ( and our wedding year), I put in a lot of symbolic things that a person would not necessarily notice or care about unless I pointed them out.   The meanings weren’t necessary to see the rug as a design!   But they are fun for me to see and enjoy…and to remember.    

So here is Progress on Day 12…I am having fun trying to figure out what this rug will look like when finished…!!!      Who knows!  

Happy Hooking!    Sunnie  :)


New Mystery Rug-“E or R”-Aug 2016-Sunnie/rug hooking/hooked rugs-Day 11

“It was a time of celebrating.     And yet, we wondered what the celebration was all about,” 


Here we go on Day 11…with more strangeness.    :)

I love “what if “s…and I decided to experiment with the pants on these very skinny legs!   Usually, we see the lighter colours on the leg closest to us and see at least some darkness where the shadow of that leg falls on the leg behind.   But I decided to do the opposite and use the dark part of a plaid wool on the “forward” leg and the light part on the leg behind.

Of course, at least at the moment, we don’t have much “light” in this rug…but that may change later on (or not…!)

This is such an odd motif that it really doesn’t matter what colours are where!!!    When we see odd things in dreams, we often accept them as natural and simply deal with them.   I am always surprised at the sense of touch I have in dreams.   Touching clothing or skin of someone, of feeling grass underfoot seems impossible to experience when we are just lying in bed sleeping!    

Even as a child I wondered where we went, what world did we inhabit when we were sleeping.  And I wondered if the real world was when I woke up…or when I was sleeping!   I had lots of fun imagining!!!  (I still do!)

Here is Progress on Day 11…I will work more on the lower middle center today and see where that gets me.   I need another insect with all those flowers!!!   Happy Hooking!   Sunnie    :)

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New Mystery Rug-“E or R”-Aug 2016-Sunnie/rug hooking/hooked rugs-Day 10

“It was a time of wandering in the darkness.   And then we stopped…but the sounds of footsteps continued on so we knew we had not been alone.”


Worked a lot on the right side border for Day 10.   I am enjoying how the blue-black border background is darker than the blacks and deep blues used in the main part of the rug so it makes the center backgrounds look a bit “dusty”.      :)

I also like that the plum bottom border background looks better as I fill in the right side black background.   I’m not sure why that is…but I’m glad…!

I like using papercutting for borders because you can do do many things with paper templates.   You can either draw around them carefully, making the border look very neat and precise or you can simply draw around them, in a “sketching” manner and have the motifs a bit different.   I tend to do the sketching way as I like “odd” and precision is not my “thing”!!!!!   (You have gathered that by now!!!!!)

So here is Progress on Day 10…I will do a bit more on this border and then move over to the bottom center, I think.   I am anxious to get to more motifs and less border background…but it all needs to be done!!!!!    

I can also look carefully at the border motifs when I have the piece up on my “viewing board” and see if any of them need “touching up”. 

This one is such fun…I’m having a great time!   I know…I say that every time!!!!        Happy Hooking!   Sunnie    :)


New Mystery Rug-“E or R”-Aug2016-Sunnie/rug hooking/hooked rugs-Day 9

“It was a time of dreaming.   And fantasy danced with reality to an unheard song.”


Here is Progress on Day 9…More background filled in and I am taking the picture with the light on the rug so you can see the background colours better. 

In regular light, the background changes are noticeable but the deep blue of the sky blends into the black and the dark green wools put in here and there.   I am enjoying the colour experiments…it’s fun to see what the wools do when hooked close to each other.

For tomorrow,, I will concentrate on the right side border and see if I can get more done.   I am also gathering several of my rugs together that need the edges finished so I will be working on that too!!!   It’s time I get a few of those rug s done.

I hope you are all safe and well…hearing about the floods, the fires and the storms across the country is scary.   We will be having some high temps here for a few days but we can deal with that.

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


New Mystery Rug-“E or R”-Aug 2016-Sunnie/rug hooking/hooked rugs-Day 8

“It seemed like an illusion…but there was the reality of granite and marble.   And we wondered if what we were observing was possible.”


Quick post today.   The ladies are coming to hook!  :)

I am hooking up the right side and filling in the motif at the top.   I’ll work on this area and also the right side of the border before I head towards the middle of the rug.

So here is Progress on Day 8…I’m enjoying this experiment with background colour blending and changing as well as the fun motifs!   Happy Hooking!   Sunnie    :)