New Hooked Rug – Day 20 ~ Helen’s Tapestry

Today I didn’t have a lot of time to hook…so I did some pond “blues” behind the lion and did an accent around his head so it wouldn’t get lost in the pond!!!  (I use a tiny strip for the accent and try to fit it in so it is a bit lower than my other hooked loops.)

Also filled in a little more black background and filled in a few holidays!!!  : )

Maybe I’ll have more time tomorrow to work on “Helen’s”!!!  But, of course, there are a few other things in life besides hooking!!!!  LOL  : )

Happy Hooking!!  Sunnie : )


Author: Sunnie-oldcrowfarm

I am a folk artist now living in Vancouver, Washington. We loved our Vermont "Old Crow Farm" but now I live in a little cottage with a bright yellow front door! I no longer have my business but still love designing and hooking rugs and experimenting with colour...! I do "mystery rugs" on my Blog and that is great fun!

3 thoughts on “New Hooked Rug – Day 20 ~ Helen’s Tapestry”

  1. Helen’s is looking very good, Miss Sunnie!!! And I was shocked to read there are ‘other things besides hooking’ !! Say it isn’t so!!! Have a good weekend and thanks for keeping up with Mr. Catfish!!

  2. I do like the way you changed the elephant, Sunnie. When I look back at the previous pictures, yep, you’re right. It does look like he had done his business on your flower.

    Also, thank you for your permission to save your pictures. With DH’s help, I started a new folder and have saved each picture for reference. Although I’ll never do this rug, I can learn so much by having those pictures to look back on and being able to “see how Sunnie did it!”

    I’ve actually (finally) gotten back to hooking and it feels good. Now if I could just afford to hire a cleaning lady to keep up with the kitty fur, I could spend more time catching up. But I had to spend last night “reverse” hooking. I’m doing a kitty and birdhouse rug and when I picked the background wool, I didn’t realize that the birdhouse would disappear. So most of the birdhouse and the roof had to be pulled out and re-hooked.

    That got finished last night so now I’m on to the background and border. And now, I wish I’d paid more attention to your example and had been doing background all along. But I’ll persevere!

    Thank you again for the wonderful example you set for all of us.

  3. Thanks, Alice and JoJo!!! I think it is great that we learn from each other!! : )

    And it is so helpful to me to look at and study other’s rugs (and quilts too) to see how they have used colour. I’m glad if my rugs help others as they travel their rug hooking journeys!!! : )

    As you said, JoJo, you may never do this rug, but the hints, tips and ideas you get from this, not to mention my mistakes and how I corrected them (!!) can be helpful on any rug!! LOL

    Concerning the elephant position (LOL), sometimes our artwork, rugs or photos have some unfortunate image…for instance, a photo of a person by a tree and a tiny branch is just in a position to look like it is hanging out of the person’s nose! LOL

    Our family laughs at a “family picture” taken once (when my kids were teenagers!) where my son’s bow tie looked like it was sitting on top of his sister’s head…wrong colour for her outfit and crooked too!!! : ) He was standing behind her and the photographer didn’t catch that! (Of course, in this same photo each of us had “issues”!!!! LOL
    My husband was sick, the girls had headaches or weren’t feeling well, I had something wrong too and my son was just hoping that the whole thing would be over!!!
    We still crack up at the photo because of all the pained and goofy looks we all had!!!

    These are the photos that some well-meaning person looks at in a family album and says “How lovely you all look”…and then they wonder why we are all hooting with laughter!!!!!

    Happy Hooking and Hugs to you, Sunnie 🙂

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