New “WWGPH” Mystery Rug-6/2017-Sunnie/rug hooking/hooked rugs/folk art-Day 7

Quick post today!

I am working on a different part of the rug and the colour change to dull makes me think I am working on a primitive!!!!   🙂  

Many years ago, I used to work mostly on primitive designs with a #8 cut…and now that cut seems very very wide!!!!!   …lol…   Even a #6 can seem wide after working with #4 and 5 for awhile.

So here is Progress on Day 7…we’ll see if the bright and then duller and then some bright  again actually works!   Hope you are having fun with whatever you are doing!   Happy Hooking!   Sunnie   🙂

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

I hope you all enjoyed the Holiday long weekend…!!!   🙂

This week did not go as planned (!!!) as too much “life” kept me busy and not hooking!   But I did finally get in some hooking time for today’s post and I am having a lot of fun with this rug!!!

I worked on another section of the rug and got to use some more bright colours!  

I am experimenting with bright and then duller colours as I go from left to right on this piece.   Also experimenting with “focus”…deciding just where the viewer should look first…what is most important…!   With so many bright colours, it can be hard to get the eye to zip right to the most important part of the rug.   So I try to get that part to stand out.   

One of the reasons I enjoy the experimenting so much is that I always learn something in the process.   I keep saying that I like to be surprised at how the rug turns out…and that is true.   I prefer that to knowing exactly where I am going on my hooking journey.   🙂

So here is Progress on Day 6…left hand side of the rug is almost finished.   Just one more motif to show for later on.   These leaves are lots of fun to hook…and I like working with the dark and darker blue wools for the background…!!!!!    I have cut some paper to draw around for the upper border.   I think it will work, but who knows?   (only the Shadow knows!!!)   …lol…

Happy Hooking!   Sunnie   🙂


New “WWGPH” Mystery Rug/6/2017-Sunnie-rug hooking/hooked rugs/folk art-Day 5

Yesterday, I decided to rearrange my hooking room (!!!) on a whim!!!!!   …lol…

So my usually “tidy” home changed in a short time to one with piles of “stuff” and furniture in the hallway, bathrooms, etc.   Now, I need to clean it all up once again!!!!   So I’ve been busy!   🙂

However, I still managed to get some hooking done for today’s post…!   This is a really fun rug to do so you can picture me sitting in a room that is completely chaotic quietly hooking away for short periods of time in between shoving furniture around and carrying around piles of “stuff”!

So here is Progress on Day 5…Happy 4th of July …..Happy Canada Day…and Happy Hooking!   Sunnie   🙂

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   🙂


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   🙂

NEW-“WWGPH”- Mystery Rug-June 22, 2017-Sunnie/rug hooking/hooked rugs-Day 1

Well…here we go again!!!!

I was happily working on designs for my next rug (and thinking about more 12 x 12 inch mats ) when the idea for this 24 x 24 inch piece just popped into my mind!!!!    

I needed a dose of silliness and this will do it…!!!    …lol…

It was actually sparked by a couple of dark blue hand-dyed wools and a couple of motifs that I thought would be fun to use!   🙂   The inspiration for this piece is an antique card, a part of a vintage book cover, my own drawings, some paper cutting and a desire to experiment once again with several colour ideas!!!!

I will be starting from left to right with several dark blue solids and plaids and working my way over the rug (and upward too) to the right side being a mix of hand-dyed blues and purples.  

The design has a silly theme and I will be trying to see if I can use some “interesting” colours and not get the colour themes too confusing!!!!   (for me AND for you!!!!!)   🙂

However, as my husband Joe used to say when I announced that we were having an “interesting” experiment for dinner….”Good luck to us both!!!”   🙂   🙂

Here is Progress on Day 1…Happy Hooking, and Happy Summer to everyone!   Sunnie   🙂