March Mystery-“A Great Day”-Sunnie/rug hooking-Day 16-Finished!


He’s finished…!!!   🙂

I hope you will enjoy this silly rug and get a giggle out of it.   I think it will make a really fun mat by my apartment entrance!   Do you recognize me as a boy?   …lol…   (I think he has my smile!!!)   🙂

Remember I mentioned earlier that if I had “Planned” this rug and bought new wool for it, I might have changed the background wools to the darker outside and put the lighter wool inside by the figure’s head.   but only having a small amount of the darker wool, I used what I had!   Either way…I like him!!!

Also, think about the figure having large elf ears…and I think that the “Ladybug” mother’s influence would have been rather diminished, so I took the ears off!!!    (The “flower” ancestors are showing in his hair!!!!!)   …lol…

Thank you for coming with me on this adventure…I always enjoy your visiting and comments!  


Now  I have to confess, I have started on my next rug already.   I just got so excited to start it…!!!   …lol…

I was thinking about doing another rug inspired by antique samplers and frakturs  (I have done several of these over the years…all different..!) and I sketched out this one…another “Memory rug” for me.

So tomorrow, I start “Love’s Memories”…a Pennsylvania Fraktur-inspired rug celebrating the year Joe and I were married -1988-!   We celebrated 25 years together before he died in 2013.    Since I have been working with bright and “sweet” colours on these last 2 rugs, this next one will use the softer, more primitive colours…and I can use my more “grayed” leftover woolworms inside the border circles.   I will photograph the plaids I will be using so you can see how they hook up.   I have mill-dyed wools from Heavens to Betsy and The Wool Studio…and some wonderful hand-dyed wools from various sources.   Some hand-dyes from Frances and John at “Sun and Wind Farm” are especially nice!   🙂

As you know, frakturs were given to students for good work, celebrated births, marriages and deaths and decorated everything from music to painted wooden chests.   We can all use these wonderful designs as inspiration, we can adapt them to our projects and we can make reproductions of the ones in drawn in the 1800’s and before without fear of copyright infringement.  Sometimes, the creators of these works are not even known…but if they are, it in good to put that on the label of our mat or rug.

There are Dover books of Early American folk art or Pennsylvania Dutch folk art available for you to use if you would rather not draw your own motifs.   Fraktur artists today use these images too…but we can all use the same Source images…we just can’t copy the work of artists working now.   🙂


PROGRESS ON DAY 16…”A Great Day” Finished…!   Happy Hooking!   See you tomorrow, 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!

8 thoughts on “March Mystery-“A Great Day”-Sunnie/rug hooking-Day 16-Finished!”

  1. Oh Sunnie, this rug got me laughing out loud. Here I am sitting at my computer all by myself and not expecting a “boy rug” and I couldn’t help myself but burst out laughing. At first I thought it was a big bumble bee but when I looked closer, I realize it was not really a bumble bee. Ah you’re too funny. This rug will sure mark your spot and you’ll always find your way home to your door.

    Thanks for sharing your hilarious creations.

    1. Yes, Julia…this is what I would look like if I were a boy!!! (I’ll have to check out my brother again to see if he resembles this guy!!!!!) …lol…

      You know, I actually thought about a bumble bee but chose to have the Mom a Ladybug instead!!!
      I hope it gives visitors to our apartment complex a chuckle!
      Hugs, Sunnie 🙂

  2. You did it again, brought a smile to my face. Why am I not surprised that you have already started your next rug? Oh to still have the energy you have. But I love them all, so keep hooking them. From your pal on the other side of the across the country

  3. Well…I always say that I live a pretty “free” life, with no real responsibilities except for myself and the cat…!!! So I have a lot of time to hook. 🙂
    My real problem is choosing which design I want to do…I have so many ideas and, of course, I can’t spend All my time hooking!

    I’m glad to have you with me…we can be close even if we’re across the country…and, like Julia, in another country!!! (Canada)
    Happy Hooking! Sunnie 🙂

  4. Sunnie,,, its great!! Also put a smile on my face,,, what great colors,,,, your mats are wonderful,,,, and you are so productive,,,, looking forward to the next, and next, and next,,,,,,,,,

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