New Mystery Rug 2017-“WTTPG”-Sunnie/rug hooking/hooked rugs-Days 18-19

Finally can get back to my hooking!!!!!!      Hooray!

I almost have this piece completed…so I will post the finished rug on Monday!  

It has been fun…and an interesting experiment.   The focus is on a bird…but I have been trying to keep within a limited colour scheme for what is essentially his “background”.   The background should be interesting but not overshadow the bird…!    I was also experimenting with colour lights and darks…balancing them across the rug…and I tried extending some of the motifs into the borders.

I have tweaked part of the motifs above the Welcome sign and re-hooked my initials which were too prominent in the brown “twig” colours!   The initials are less noticeable now and I find that much more pleasing.   After all, this is not a rug about me!!!!!!!!!

Here is the “Story” of this rug:

When I saw the little bird in the border of that large antique tapestry, I loved the bird and the position he was in…sitting on a branch.   He was quite alone…resting there.     Of course, although it had nothing to do with the large tapestry that had lots of people animals, etc. and this was just a tiny bird in the border, I got to thinking about the bird’s “story”.   

Perhaps, he had been a pet who had flown away from his home after his elderly owner had passed away.   Many birds live a long time!

So…I decided that he had traveled until he found a garden in a small village that was just right for a new home!   The village residents named their Garden after him…loving and caring for him so that he could live out the rest of his life with them.   He is a happy bird…and his is a happy story!   🙂

When finished, this rug will hang in my entry as we go into Springtime and I change my cottage decorations after a strange Winter.   I think everyone is looking forward to Spring!!!

So here is Progress on Days 18-19…thank you for coming along on this rather “sporadic” journey with me!   I hope you are doing well and hooking away at something you love!   Happy Hooking!   Sunnie   🙂

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Author: Sunnie-oldcrowfarm

I am a folk artist living and working in the beautiful Northeast Kingdom of Vermont. I specialize in original Santas, witches and other folk characters and original hand-hooked wool rugs. We live a peaceful life here at Old Crow Farm and enjoy our retirement!

2 thoughts on “New Mystery Rug 2017-“WTTPG”-Sunnie/rug hooking/hooked rugs-Days 18-19”

  1. I love how your imagination works out the details of the story. Very cute. I can’t wait to see the mysterious rug. Of course I get antsy to see the star of the rug who is always the last to be revealed. I never thought of myself as a curious person but I guess I am. lol.
    Have a great weekend and stay warm and safe.
    Hugs,
    Julia

    1. Well the little Parrot is now happy in his Garden and I’m looking forward to hanging this on my entry wall for Spring!!! 🙂
      I am actually doing some finish work on my Challenge pieces…so that makes Me feel as happy as the Parrot…!
      Hugs, Sunnie 🙂

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