New Hooked Rug – Day 92 ~ Helen’s Tapestry

On Wednesday morning, I tried to turn on the computer and “nothing”!!!!!  Sooo…we took it to the “Doctor” and got it back today, finally!!!!!  Whew!!  : )  We had a power outage and power surge on Tuesday night and it evidently zapped a little part in the computer.

NOW…TaDa!!!  The Helen’s Tapestry hooking is finished!!!  92 days!!!  Whew!  But what a fun project and I learned so much!  Now to the Homeplace Primitive and other projects until I choose my next adventure!!!

And the whole rug…ta da!!!  LOL

)I’ll try to take a full length picture when I get the edge done so you can actually see it better!!! ) : )

Thank you for all your encouragement and support while doing this project!  I can hardly wait until the next rug!!!!  LOL

Happy Hooking!  I’ll keep letting you know how my Homeplace Primitive is coming…and anything else I’m doing until I start another hooking adventure!!!  : ) 


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!

14 thoughts on “New Hooked Rug – Day 92 ~ Helen’s Tapestry”

  1. Sunnie,
    I really enjoyed watching you hook this rug. I learned a lot. Can’t wait for you to start your next project…

    A newbie,

  2. Oh. My. Gosh. Sunnie!!! That is absolutely the most awesome rug I have ever seen!!! Beautiful! Congratulations to you on your hard work and perseverance. Jacque.

  3. Sunnie, the finished rug is stunning! I still can’t believe how quickly you’ve done this rug and it’s been a true learning experience to follow your progress along with the changes you’ve made. Congratulations on another great rug!

  4. Thank you so much, everyone! Your comments have meant so much to me as I worked on this project!! You all kept me going when I thought my border would never get finished!!! LOL : )

    I couldn’t believe how much time it took to do such a simple border…and it isn’t really a big wide one either!!!!

    You are like a wonderful “Hooking Group” Online…!!! : )

    Hooray !!!!!…and I’ll be doing another project adventure as soon as I’m not so busy with preparing for my November show and finishing up the Homeplace Rug!!! : )

    Hugs to you all… Sunnie : )

  5. Sunnie, Your rug is just beautiful. Ninety-two days is not a long time in my book. It is a huge rug and you showed us that by doing a little bit every day big projects can be accomplished. Good work, great rug.


  6. Sunnie – I am surprised that it took 92 days – it seemed to go so much quicker to me. Of course, time flies when having fun and it was fun to look over your shoulder. It’s a great rug. GRS

  7. Miss Sunnie ~ can you hear one more “what a beautiful rug”? It is ~ and I loved Sue’s comment that you showed us what a little hooking each day can accomplish!! I just wrote that in an email to a fellow rug hooker this morning! Surely, you will still post about the Homeplace rug because you know we will miss you terribly if we don’t hear from you! You are something, Wool Sister!!

  8. Sunnie,
    I just love this rug, the designs and the colors just make me want to look at it again and again. I need to start planning a large rug myself to fit in our living room. You give us inspiration to tackle new things and larger projects.


  9. Thank you so much, everyone!!! You’re terrific!!! : )

    I appreciate all the kind comments and I’m so glad that you enjoyed watching the rug develop! : )

    As I’ve said, I learned sooo much doing this and am glad I made the effort to redesign…even though I found I wasn’t experienced enough to redesign some of the little motifs to make them look good!!!!! LOL

    Yes, it is surprising how much we can get done on a larger project if we simply do a bit each day. Remember when I had to spend the time to take out mistakes? And some days I could only spend about 20 minutes or so pulling up a few loops or fixing “holidays”!!! It is the “keeping-at-it” spirit and only doing what you can that really works. : )

    I know that it can be good to colour-plan a rug before you start as the colours are already there in your head and the wool is ready to go…but I just can’t work that way and be relaxed and happy!!! LOL

    I need the freedom to change my mind, dye some different wool if needed, change the colour I “thought” I wanted and look forward to each part of the rug as a “mystery adventure”…not knowing where it will lead!!!!! : ) Even the rug size sometimes changes as I add or subtract something. A couple of weeks ago I looked at a small rug I was working on and thought…this would be more fun to do as two chairpads…so I cut it in half and “Voila!!” two frolicking deer chairpads emerged!!! I love them and think my design works better as fun winter chairpads!!!! : )

    I encourage everyone to find a delightful small pattern, get some idea of either a dark or light background, pick a colour or two and just start in!!! Enjoy seeing where your imagination will lead you!! (If it drives you nuts, you can always stop and plan!!!) LOL

    I’ll keep posting on my other projects and will post my next rug adventure when I start it. I have a few good ideas in mind that’ll be fun!!!! : )

    Hugs to all, and enjoy the Autumn!! Sunnie : )

  10. Dear Sunnie,

    The rug is absolutly beautiful. I have seen it in “person” and I am a friend of Sunnie’s who is such a wonderful friend and we have known one another for many years. We started hooking classes together and have been friends ever since. It is my pleasure to have her as my friend.

  11. Thank you, Nancy!!! : )

    I must say here that I love Nancy and consider her such a delightful friend. Nancy is one of those people you want as a sister…someone to be in your family even if she’s not a relative!!! : )

    We took a traditional hooking class in 1998 and met there while using a #3 cut shading the petals of a rose!!!!! : ) I know that wasn’t for me (!!!)…but Nancy went on with the group finishing that rose and going on to do some beautiful rugs in fine cut for her family.

    Also, she did a hooked piece of a covered bridge in Vermont which was purchased by a customer who loved her colours and beautiful workmanship.

    Now, Nancy hooks in both fine cut and wide cut…at present she is working on a primitive rug featuring a large bear!!!! : )

    When, in 2005, I started designing and hooking my “primitive” or “folk art” style rugs, I reconnected with the group and Nancy! She has been a source of inspiration and encouragement to many of us ever since she started hooking…so I am pleased to call her a close friend and one of my “Wool Sisters”!!!!! : )

    Hugs to you, Nan!!! : ) Sunnie

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