New Mystery Rug-2017-“A Strange EOTTB”-Sunnie/rug hooking/hooked rugs-Day 6

Had a little time to hook yesterday and today…so here’s a quick post…!

Now that I have more pink in the rug, the bright blue of the flowers seems OK, at least for now.   We’ll see if it balances out when I get more done.   🙂    I have 2 more blue flowers to hook.     I can see more of the rug than you can…and from farther away so it is easier for me to judge my experiments and see if they seem to be working!!!!

We had cold and rain this morning, sunshine and warmer temps this afternoon and I just started outside and it is raining again!!!!!   …lol…

At least I know what is happening with my hooking!!!!!!

Here is Progress on Day 6…Happy Hooking!   Sunnie   🙂

New Mystery Rug 2017-“A Strange EOTTB”-Sunnie/rug hooking/hooked rugs-Day 5

I did get some more done on my rug…in a couple of areas!!   🙂

I decided to jump around the rug a little as I wanted to test some more colours on the backgrounds!   Quick post today…I’m working on more Spring organizing and decorating…so when I get more of that done, I’ll be back at the hooking frame once again later today (I hope!!!!)  

HAPPY SPRING, everyone!

Here is Progress on Day 5… Happy Hooking!   Sunnie   🙂

New 2017 Mystery Rug-A Strange EOTTB”-Sunnie/rug hooking/hooked rugs-Day 4

More experiments on Day 4…!   🙂

I am trying out a blue for a tiny flower.   In the photo, it looks brighter because of the flash…but “in person” it very slightly sinks into the background.   This is what I want it to do…be bright but not too bright.

I could make it stand out more if I outlined it, but that would place too much importance on it and several other tiny flowers that I have yet to hook!   Of course, we always have to decide what we want to focus on and what motifs we want to have in the design but not “take over”!!!!!   …lol…

When I have more of the rug hooked, I will be able to tell if I need to change the blue flowers…they may be too bright.   However, I love this blue and want to use it…so I am hoping that my experiment with the bright pinks in the larger flowers will be successful in handling this blue!

So here is Progress on Day 4…Happy Hooking!   And Happy St. Patrick’s Day!   Sunnie   🙂


New 2017 Mystery Rug-“A Strange EOTTB”-Sunnie/rug hooking/hooked rugs-Day 3

Whew!!!   I finally got my “airbag” recall change done on my Subaru!!!!   No one has been able to ride in the front passenger seat since last Autumn when the list of cars added mine.   So we are good to go once again!!!!   🙂

Quick post today!   I am experimenting with background wool on the area above the brown lines and flowers…the lower bg is “cooler” and the upper bg is “warmer”.

I wanted to do a change in background and in the flowers also…so this is the plaid I am using!   I am not using the lightest strip in the plaid…keeping that strip to use later on something else. 

I love the plaid colours but it hooks as a “medium” value!    I have to plan the other colours carefully so they won’t get lost against the background.I am outlining the upper flowers and changing them a bit too…!

So…here is Progress on Day 3…experimenting is so much fun…I really enjoy it and, although it takes a lot of time, what I learn is worth it…!!!!!!!

Please stay safe if you are having bad weather!!!  

Happy Hooking!  Sunnie   🙂


New 2017 Mystery Rug-“A StrangeEOTTB”-Sunnie/rug hooking/hooked rugs-Day 2

Hooking right along on this piece!!!   This part is easy and fun…however, I do have to try out (more experimenting!!!!!) the background wools I have pulled out of my stash so far.

Here is a picture of what I am using for background…



.…………………………….a lot of pale wools, quiet plaids, mottled pieces.   Let’s hope I can get this part of the rug background finished with what I have.   If I need to choose other background wools for the rest of the rug I can figure that out later!!!!!!   …lol…    I hope you can see the different wools used in the photo below.  When seen from a distance, the background wools blend (with subtle colour changes).

I am drawing and re-drawing this part as I go…but because of the “sections”, it is pretty easy.    I do have scribbles all over the rug, however, and I am always anxious to get that part covered!!!!

So here is Progress on Day 2…   Hope you are keeping safe from the wintry weather…here in Vancouver (WA) we have more rain today.   Happy Hooking!   Sunnie   🙂



New 2017 Mystery Rug-“A Strange EOTTB”-Sunnie/rug hooking/hooked rugs-Day 1

Hooray!   I was finally able to have some time to hook!!!!!   So my new Mystery rug starts today!!!

We’ve been having so much rain this winter that when I have a nice day, I get outside and do “stuff”!!!!!!!   …lol…

I am actually giving you a “start” photo of something you can recognize!!!!!   🙂   Usually you get a little patch of “something” until I get a motif going…but this time I have a little section almost complete.   Just have to hook a bit more background.

Now there is nothing “strange” about this part of the rug…but if you know me at all, you’ll know that there certainly will be something “strange” and silly going on as the rug progresses!

I have chosen to experiment with a group of rather soft colours so I’ve been going through my wool stash looking for very light beiges, grays, greens, creams, mottled and off-white wools that are suitable to be cut into #4 and #5 strips.   I might use a #6 somewhere but I’m using the #5 strips for a lot of the work.   (At least I think I am!!!)   🙂

The brighter colours for motifs I’ll hook in a #3, 4 and maybe #5 cut strips when needed.   I seem to be hooking a lot of “flowers” lately…maybe it is that longing for Spring!!!   Of course, my flowers are not realistic…but “pretend” flowers are flowers just the same in rug hooking!!!

This rug is about 26 x 34 inches…but I’ll decide if I want to keep a border later on.

So here is Progress on Day 1 of  “A Strange EOTTB”…Thank you for coming on the adventure with me…and Happy Hooking!   Sunnie   🙂

New Mystery Rug-March 2017-” A Strange EOTTB”/Sunnie/rug hooking/hooked rugs-Starting Soon!!!


I think I have chosen my new rug design and I hope to start it on Friday this week!!!!    “A Strange E O T T B” will be a whimsical piece, again using inspiration from some medieval sources along with motifs adapted from the 1800’s and my own imagination!!!   🙂

I haven’t selected any colours yet…not even background wool…but I will be working on that this week.   I will also be working on some more 4 x 6  inch postcard size pieces and I think I will try to start a group of chairpads featuring some of my great-grandchildren’s drawings!   🙂   It should be fun…and I’m already laughing to myself about the large rug design.   (It really will be strange…and I find it quite funny!!!!)

Hope you are all well and will enjoy this next adventure with me!   Happy Hooking!   Sunnie   🙂