New “WWGPH” Mystery Rug/6-2017-Sunnie/rug hooking/hooked rugs/folk art – Day 4

I am finding all kinds of bright wools in my stash and in the leftover bins too!   I am trying to use small pieces of wool or leftover woolworms as much as possible but I’m cutting some new wool too!!!!   🙂

It’s fun to go around the rug and try out colours…I have only had to take a couple of  leaf “interiors” out and replace them with a different colour to make them fit in better.

So I am hooking along…today, our temps have gone down so I did some gardening this morning.    But yesterday it was 101 outside and my back porch room was hotter than that (!!!) so I stayed in and just took it easy!

So here is Progress on Day 4…more fun colours!!!

Thank you for coming along on these adventures with me!   I appreciate your “likes” and comments too!   Happy Hooking!   Sunnie   🙂

New “WWGPH” Mystery Rug/6-2017-Sunnie/rug hooking/hooked rugs/folk art-Day 3

I did get some work done on my rug for today’s post as I stayed inside for most of the really HOT day!!!!!   🙂

Again, because of the experimentation, I have to stop and look at the piece from a distance to know where to place the leaf colours!   I’m using as many bright colours as I can but I will see if it makes the piece too “busy”!!!!!   

Today, I am introducing the 3 “characters” that will be featured on this rug.…………#1 is very determined, strong willed, forceful and very much “in charge”!…………………#2 is timid, a little scared and has a fear of heights!………………..#3 is nervous and worried, always afraid of fire and of excess weight..!

Now with that introduction, I am sure you are thinking that I am describing my family members, portraying myself and a couple of my children (!) or am confessing to having a more disordered brain than you have always thought (!!!!!)…but, of course, you now know just what I am hooking—right?  …lol…

So here is Progress on Day 3…Stay cool (or warm) wherever you are…and Happy Hooking!     Sunnie   🙂

 

2017-June-12 x 12-“The Rooster and the Rose” mat-Sunnie/rug hooking/hooked rugs-Day 5 Finished…!!!

I finished the rest of “The Rooster and the Rose” today…it was great fun! 

As I said, I used cut paper for the rose and some of the grass and flower “patterns” and just drew around them.   I just sketched the rooster, a favourite theme in old fraktur and sampler images and added little bits as I went along.

The Rooster really looks like he is up to something…that little smile means there is mischief afoot…!!!   …lol…

I think I’ll make this into a pillow and will show another picture here when it is finished.   Now to decide on my next 12 x 12…I have a couple of ideas for that but just have to settle on something.

………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..Happy Hooking!   It is raining today so no outside work…more time to design more rugs!!!   Here is Finished Project on Day 5…   Sunnie   🙂

 

2017-June-12 x 12-“The Rooster and the Rose” mat-Sunnie/rug hooking/hooked rugs-Day 4

Hooray!   I accomplished the “rose” for today’s post.   🙂  

The weather has been a bit crazy lately…rain and cold, like the start of Spring days, and then heating up to Summer temps!   I am still running outside for a bit to work, then when the rain starts, I run back into the house.   I still feel like I am living a “cuckoo clock” life!!!!!!!   …lol…

But…I did get some hooking done…and the rose was fun to do!   For those who say they “can’t draw”…for the rose I just cut some paper in a rather angled circle, drew around it on the backing and then added a wavy line around it all.   Then, I just drew a rather “squared off” spiral for the center and hooked it in 3 colours!   That did not take much talent on my part…!!!!!   🙂   And now that the rose is done, those lower “flowers” look even goofier than they did before!!!!!!   (they look a little drunk)

Now I realize that the “bud” does not look like it will turn into a rose of that colour (!!!)   but that, as they say, is another matter altogether!!!!!

Not being a “real” gardener, I don’t know if this is a floribunda or a grandiflora or a hybrid tea rose (well, really a padula!!!!!) but I DO know I did not put any thorns on it.   I am the owner of a garden where some of the roses have been here for a long time.   They are beautiful and some of them have a heavenly fragrance, but they have large and wicked thorns.   The scratches on my hands and arms attest to that…!!!   Even when I put on gloves, the thorns catch me somewhere.     (Roses are sneaky)   🙂

So here is Progress on Day 4…Happy Hooking!   (and watch out for roses!!!!!)   Sunnie   🙂

 

2017-June- 12 x 12 -“The Rooster and the Rose” mat-Sunnie/rug hooking/hooked rugs-Day 3

12 x 12 inch pieces go so quickly, I hope you will try this size for a fun mat or pillow, etc.   🙂

I hope to finish the hooking on this one in a couple of days.   I am happy with the colours and will remember them when I design a larger rug.

Here is the Pendleton plaid I am using for the background:

 

And the plaid I am using for the rooster body:

 

As you can see, I am working on this from the bottom up…and I am liking the leaf shapes.   I might use that shape again…and they are easy to cut out of paper and just draw around for a quick pattern!!!

Here is the Progress for Day 3…Happy Hooking!   Sunnie   🙂

 

 

June 2017-12 x 12 inch mat-“The Rooster and the Rose”-Sunnie/rug hooking/hooked rugs-Day 2

I couldn’t believe that this blog program has “protected” me from over 18,000 Spam comments!!!!  I still have a few “spams” that come through and most of them are simply disjointed comments that have nothing to do with rug hooking or crafts of any kind.

I still have trouble understanding why anyone would spend time sending comments that make no sense or advertising comments to people who have Blogs about their homes and gardens, their art or craft projects or their families.    After all, they could be hooking or painting or embroidering or woodcarving…etc. with that time!!!!!   🙂

And now…On to “The Rooster and the Rose”….

As I’ve said, I am using this as an experiment with the background plaid and also with the limited colour choices.   Rather soft, primitive colours and lots of leftovers!!!   (that “S” kinda looks like a worm!)    🙂

So here is Day 2 Progress…that tan I am using for the rooster body is a plaid also, and a couple of the green strips are plaids.   Cutting the paper leaves was fun and the “lollipop flowers” look a bit weird…and I like that.   Happy Hooking!   Sunnie   🙂

 

 

June 2017- 12 x 12 inch mat…”The Rooster and the Rose”-Sunnie/rug hooking/hooked rugs-Day 1

Because these are small pieces, there is not much “mystery” about them!!!!!   I will be doing a larger rug later on…but Summertime is great for doing small pieces as there is so much to be done outside!   …lol…

I am finally getting out of the Garden and back into my hooking Room!!  🙂

I said several months ago that I was going to do a number of 12 x 12 inch pieces…moments and memories…and I did 3 of them.   Two mats and 1 pillow.

I am going to do several of this size in the next few months…and the first one is an experiment using a Pendleton plaid wool for the background. (I guess I am still in the garden…this wool hooks up looking like brown dirt…!!!)   I also decided to use a lot of leftover woolworms!

I cut paper out for patterns to trace onto the backing and also found inspiration for the rooster motif from some old fraktur and sampler images.   I first thought I’d use a light background with bright worms for both the rooster and the rose…but then decided to use a lot of leftovers of more unusual shades on that plaid background.   It’s fun sorting through my worms to find softer  colours and trying them out. 

I am also doing a lot of “angles”…and not so many curves!!!!   And…all the new wools I cut are #5 strips.

So here is the piece so far…thank you for visiting me!

Happy Hooking!   Sunnie   🙂