New 2018 Mystery Rug-“…ATBTC”-Sunnie/rug hooking/hooked rugs/folk art-Days 14, 15, 16

We had snow last night so all is white…but it is supposed to leave us soon so we’ll see!!!!!    (I’ll get out my snow shovel and clean up a bit…I am thankful for my garage as almost all of my neighbors’ cars are parked outside.   Garages have been converted to rooms or used up as storage spaces.   I have “stuff” in mine too…but still can park my car inside!!!!)


Carole asked me what I do with all my rugs!   🙂   Here is a sample…I use all of my home as a Gallery …Except my living-dining room and my kitchen.   I haven’t completed hanging rugs as I have electrical and painting to do in my home…but I still have lots of rugs up now.   I rotate them for seasons and just for fun.

Here are rugs in Entry wall, my Office, Hallway and the door (and wall) into my bedroom.   Even the 2 bathrooms are hung with rugs…my 3 apartment signs are in one bathroom!   🙂




TODAY’S POST…………….Yes…I have been working (!!!) but on filling in background and hooking more of that black and white border!!!!!   I was crazy to do this border on a larger rug…but no one has said I am in my right mind…!!!   …lol…

However, giving you pictures of background hooked and days of black and white border, I thought I’d wait until I had something a bit different to show.   After all, 3 days worth of the same border might get a bit tiring!!!!

I decided to place my initials in leaves on the right side of the rug and use the same green as the sunflower leaves, etc.   Also, the letters are done with the leaf vein wool so I think they will blend in.   If I find that the lettering is too prominent, I can simply hook a different green or a quiet tan in the leaves!   🙂

I have also worked a bit on the part you can’t yet see…and it is much more time-consuming.   I can spend three or four hours hooking on the black and white border and get quite a bit done…but I spend the same amount of time on another motif and get a small area finished.

That being said, this is turning out to be one of my favourite rugs!    I knew it would be fun (I always have fun!!!) but I really like how this is turning out.   It reminds me of something special…so I am smiling a lot while I hook it.   🙂

  As you know, I like doing some of the tedious and/or boring work as I go along and not save it until the finish…!   I can’t imagine doing All the border or a big portion of the background after all the motifs are finished.   I’d be screeching and banging my head against the wall…!!!   (And That is not a pretty sight…!)

So here is Progress on the three days…14, 15 and 16.   Because of the size of the rug, I am just showing you the new area I am hooking, but I hope to finish this rug by next weekend if all goes well.   Happy Hooking (or whatever you are doing!)   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!

4 thoughts on “New 2018 Mystery Rug-“…ATBTC”-Sunnie/rug hooking/hooked rugs/folk art-Days 14, 15, 16”

  1. Sunnie, you are a real hooking machine. I’m going at snail pace on mine and a very slow snail at that. I’m looking forward to seeing how the fish fits into this rug. I’ve been curious about that. I didn’t get much done and had to attend two funeral in the last three day. One was out of town so it took most of the day.
    Hugs, Julia

  2. Hi Carole…I use my small cottage home as a Gallery of my work. Rugs are hung in every room (including 2 bathrooms!!) Except…my living-dining room and kitchen. I do rotate some rugs and I have not hung all of them because my electrical work and painting is not yet finished. In my studio, I will probably have 10 rugs hung by the time I finish…! 🙂 Happy Hooking! Sunnie 🙂

  3. Yes, Julia…”life” does intervene and we try to adapt to what comes. Of course, unlike many of you who have husbands and family (and outside work!) to care for, I have much more time! And… I don’t cook and bake like I used to!!! …lol…

    Also, my daughter (who lives close by) is the grandmother, and , since I am the great-grandmother, she is the one who does all the “grandparenting”…just as I did when I was “Grandma”!!! 🙂 I attend family activities and enjoy the great-grandchildren’s occasional visits here…but I actually enjoy having no responsibilities! I would trade a lot of my time to have Joe back with me…(and…making his favorite pot roast and apple pies for him!) …but I was blessed to have had 25 years with him!
    I love Winter and get a lot done. In Vermont, Joe and I got a lot of our reading, art and craft work done in front of the wood burning stove in the family room! 🙂 Hugs, Sunnie 🙂

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