Crazy Couple of Months!!!!-Father Christmas in progress-rug hooking-hooked rugs-Sunnie-folk art

Sorry to have been away so long!!!!!!

I can’t believe I have been so busy in March and April…!   Very unusual for me to live such a “hectic” life!!!!   🙂

However, I did have a great time at Rockaway Beach, Oregon at Rug Camp the first week in April and learned a lot from my teacher, Laura Pierce!!!

I had decided to do the head and shoulders of a Santa (more like a Father Christmas-not the “jolly” guy) and had hooked the right side of the rug  before camp…with the blue, gray and off-white plaid for the sky and the reds for his coat.   

Since I wanted him to be “different” (like Mr. Morty!!!), I decided that his Grandma had knitted a scarf for him (!) and he is wearing that around his neck instead of the traditional fur.   This Santa is adapted from an old postcard that shows a full Santa figure sporting lots of fur with a large bag of toys, etc.   However, I wanted to focus on what was really important…and I narrowed it down to a head-and-shoulders portrait.

Since Laura does wonderful portraits herself, I wanted help with the face and beard to have him look realistic.   As you know, realism is not my “thing”…so I knew this would be difficult.   It took me all week to do the face and beard and start the hat...but I learned a lot and am very happy with the rug so far!   I wanted him to be quite serious but not look too stern or have a mean expression!!!   …lol…  ( Some of the Father Christmas illustrations look rather severe!)

It is about 22 x 22 inches and uses mostly #5 and #6 cuts and here is Progress so far…..

                                                          

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hope you are all well and enjoying life…we are having a roller-coaster Spring with rain one day, cold the next, sunshine and warm temps and rain+cold again…who knows!!!!!   Happy Hooking!   Sunnie   🙂 

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Santas say Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

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Love those Santas!  What fun!

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More Santas!

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I really love creating Santas and other folk figures too!  It is a joyful pastime…and the rug hooking is a peaceful pastime.  You can never be grumpy making Santas…some have such funny expressions you can’t help but laugh.  LOL