New Mystery Rug-“E or R”-Aug 2016-Sunnie/rug hooking/hooked rugs-Day 16

“It was a time of reflection.   And suddenly, we found ourselves smiling.

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Quick post today…I did change the leaf on the blues to a darker one so it shows up better.   Also worked on a bit of border but will show it next time!   I want to get both the right side border and the bottom border finished before going on to more motifs on the left side.

I can keep thinking about motifs as I hook in all that border wool…!!!!!  🙂

So here is Progress on Day 16…Happy Hooking!   Sunnie  🙂

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New Mystery Rug-“EorR”-Aug 2016-Sunnie/rug hooking/hooked rugs-Day 15

“We seemed to be walking along a path in the garden.   And we found ourselves thinking of earth and air and water…needed for life.”

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Quick post today!   Since I am deciding on colours and some motifs as I go, I am having fun with a lot of them.   I love it when something funny crops up in my mind and I am able to use it on the rug I am hooking!   I will tell you about it after the finish of this rug…but I can’t help but laugh while I am hooking it…!!!

On Day 15, I did some border work and then worked on the lower rug center for a bit.   I will do more border work today as I need to keep up with it.

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I would hate to be stuck simply hooking borders day after day!!!!    :)

So here is Progress on Day 15…I may have to tone down this initial but will leave it until I get more of the lower center finished.   Then I can see if it is too bright.   I don’t want my initials to overshadow the rug!!!!!!!     Also, I think the left hand leaf against the cascading blues might blend in too much.   I will darken it.    Happy Hooking!   Sunnie  🙂

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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.”

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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  🙂

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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.”

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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  🙂

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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.”

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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  🙂

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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,” 

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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.”

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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    🙂

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