This rug is such fun!!!! I love the colours and am choosing them as I go from leftovers and small wool pieces for the motifs and accents. 🙂
This plaid background is great to work with as it shows off other colours so well…! Because of the weave, I am using a #6 cut for the background and the wool does not fray too much with careful handling.
When I hook, I am not “in a hurry” even though I might be excited looking forward to the next motif or choosing another fun colour!!! Rug hooking is both exciting and relaxing for me…which sounds silly but that’s the truth. (that’s my story and I’m sticking with it…!!!!) …lol…
Now that I can see more background and more colours, I really like the black and white border…so I have hooked more of that for this post too.
I told you that I am not too concerned about the “exactness” of the black and white rectangle size. Instead of doing more measuring (I did that once at first) I simply fold the rug and place the right side of the border against the left side to see if I am not too far off with the sizes. (This is what my husband would call “offhanded measuring”…he always laughed when I built simple wooden shelves as I would measure at first and then if I found I’d made a mistake and cut one side a bit shorter, I just put that board on top of the longer one, drew a line and made the shelves a bit shorter!!!! ) 🙂
Joe was a real craftsman and built beautiful furniture and accessories. I learned early on Not to have him build anything for me where I just wanted something simple!!! He made beautiful measured drawings, chose lovely woods and built with precision…so if I wanted something plain out of pine shelving, I built it myself. It saved us any “squabbling”…lol… and I got my shelves a lot faster!!!!!!!
So here is Progress on Days 6-7…I had fun sorting through my leftover strips to add bright dots and swirls and to do a bit of “false shading” to the leaves. I am drawing more green “vines” as I go because I love the curving lines! Now we all know that Sunflowers do not have vines growing out of them (!!!) but that does not stop me! If I think vines are good…then we’ll have vines. Happy Hooking and Happy February too! Sunnie 🙂