New June 22, 2017 Mystery Rug- “WWGPH”-Sunnie/rug hooking/hooked rugs/folk art-Day 2

This is really fun!!!!!       🙂

I like using the bright colours for the leaves and then figuring out what wool strips to use to fill them in!!!     Yes, I know that those 2 little green leaves don’t “go” with the rest…but I wanted to try little green leaves here and there.   If they don’t work out, I can always change them!!!!!!!!!      After all, rug hooking is very forgiving when you want to make changes.   🙂 

There are little piles of wool all over the hooking room floor now so I can see what wild colours will look good with the blue background!    Also, I can use some leftovers here too.   I am using mostly #4 and #5 cut strips but will throw in (!!) a #3 and a #6 here and there…especially if it is a leftover woolworm. 

I need to be sure the transition from that dark blue to the blue and purple mottled wool works as I go across the rug.   I’ll have to adjust things when I get more motifs and background hooked.   With all the backing showing it is hard to see just what a few strips here and there will actually look like once all is finished.

So here is Progress on Day 2…the heat is starting to rise today so I will do a little outside this morning and then stay inside during the heat of the day and evening.   I can pretend to do a little cleaning, etc….lol…but then tell myself that I am “so tired” from all that exertion and just sit down and hook!!!!!!!!!   Happy Hooking!   Sunnie   🙂

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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   🙂

 

New Mystery Rug starting Soon! -“WTTPG”-Sunnie/rug hooking/hooked rugs…Hooray!

Well, as usual I had a fun idea for a rug that I thought I’d do next…and I picked out a background wool that I wanted to use.

However…as I was spending a pleasant day just relaxing after Christmas, I was enjoying looking through my Art books, Quilt books, rug books, Stitchery books and looking online at ancient art, tapestries and mosaics!

And you know what happened…!!!!!   I saw a little motif in the border of a large and ornate tapestry and all of a sudden an idea popped into my mind for a rug that I’d love to do!   🙂

So instead of the rug I was planning, I put away the background wool and started pulling out colours that I thought would be nice for this new design…(even thought I hadn’t really designed it all yet…!!!!)

I am drawing it on the linen this week and am excited to start on it.   I think it will be about 24 x 40 inches.

So hang on to your hats…WTTPG is in the designing stage and I should be ready to go in a few days.   In the meantime, Mrs. Smoth is still shaking her rolling pin at that noisy rooster in the picture at the top of this Blog…so if you hear any “nighttime noises”, you will know who to blame!

Happy Hooking and Happy New Year too.   Sunnie   🙂

(PS…I will be doing some smaller seasonal rugs too as well as 12 x 12 pillows and other smaller hooked pieces!   I am looking forward to a delightful year of rug hooking with lots of fun designs…!)