New Mystery Rug-“Rest in a Moment of Peace”-2017-Sunnie/rug hooking hooked rugs-Day 11-12

“In the rippling river of time,

where moments disappear before we can touch them, 

Stop.

Be still.

Open your eyes to the world around you.

Listen to the music of heaven and earth…

And rest in a moment of Peace.”    S. Andress, 2017

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This post is the completion of the rug Center…I am still working on the Border.

As I said, this rug is an illustration of the above verse or thought.   It is a peaceful rug with a message.   People today are very busy.   When they are not in school, involved in other activities or working, they are on their “devices”.   Many people say that they phone or text family members, even when they are at home with them, in the same house!   They do not talk to them face to face.

We need to spend time with those we love by actually being there with them when it is possible.

And we need to spend some time alone.

My husband, Joe, used to say that a quiet walk in the woods could solve many problems and put things in perspective.   I think he was right.

 

I felt very peaceful hooking this rug and had a chance to think about everything for which I am thankful.   Not just for Thanksgiving, but for every day.   

May you all have a lovely November, whatever you are celebrating!   🙂   

Here is Progress on Days 11-12…Happy Hooking!   Sunnie   🙂 

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New Mystery Rug-RIAMOP-2017-Sunnie/rug hooking/hooked rugs/folk art-Days 9-10

Visited the Doc yesterday and we think it may be allergy (not cold or flu)…but I’ll watch it this week!!!   🙂

I was able to hook a bit yesterday and a little this morning.   I am almost finished with the top of the piece but still have to hook a border there.   I am enjoying the colours…and the fun of illustrating a short poem or quiet thought…!!!!

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Here is the first half of the free verse poem:

“In the rippling river of time, where moments disappear before we can touch them, stop!

Be still.

Open your eyes to the world around you…

…to be continued tomorrow.   🙂

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Although I have done several “more quiet” types of rugs, I always enjoy them…especially after doing a bright Halloween rug or one with lots of motifs and patterns!   I like the contrast and, especially if I am feeling a bit “sicky” …lol…  a quiet rug is a pleasure to hook on!!!   🙂

So here is Progress on Days 9-10…I should get this rug finished this week!   Then, I have several more ideas to think about for the next rug!!!!! 

Hope everyone is staying warm (or cool) wherever you are and starting to prepare for the Autumn-Winter holidays!   I do miss Vermont ‘s Autumn colours and the winter snow…but I am blessed to live here where the winter weather is milder.   I wouldn’t be able to live alone in rural Vermont and cope with all the snow without Joe!   Happy Hooking!   Sunnie   🙂

 

New Mystery Rug-RIAMOP-2017-Sunnie/rug hooking/hooked rugs/folk art-Days 7-8

Well… with a rather strange week behind me and perhaps a cold coming on (Rats!!!!)…I was finally able to hook more and am almost finished with the left side of the rug!   Just a bit more to do today!   🙂

I am taking it easy…resting, drinking liquids, eating chicken soup, etc.  so if this is a cold, I can zap it soon!!!   The “bad news” on  Wednesday was all three of us at our Vancouver Hooking Group said that we had headaches when we awakened that morning!    Later on, my neighbor called and said she’d been sick with “something” that started out with a headache!   …lol…

The Good News on Wednesday was the birth of my 10th Great-Grandchild…!   Little Michael and Mom are doing great…!   🙂

So here is Progress on Days 7-8…I will now go back to resting, eating soup, drinking water, tea, juice, etc. and quietly hooking a bit more!!!!!   As luck would have it, I have a yearly “wellness” appointment with my doctor on Monday…lol…so that is good timing if I have more than just a mild cold coming on!!!!   Happy Hooking…and stay well, everyone!!!   Sunnie   🙂

New Mystery Rug-RIAMOP-2017-Sunnie/rug hooking/hooked rugs/folk art-Day 6

Hooray…I finally got some time to hook and get some more done on my rug!!!!   Also, heard from a good friend in Vermont…I used to hook with Pat and we had such fun with Brenda, Annette, Nancy and others too.   🙂

As you already know, I hook mostly in a folk art style, not realistic, but I want you to be able to recognize the motifs!!!!   When I am using leftovers a lot, I can come up with some strange combinations…but you are used to “strange” from me!!!!   …lol…   Sometimes I really like the odd colours… like several of these leaves.    After all, my trees come up with some odd colours too…all by themselves!

By the way,  if I start doing a lot of fine cut, shaded florals that look just like a photograph and are hooked in very large sizes,   I am probably losing my mind!!!!   Calling a doctor might be a good plan right  then!   🙂

So here is Progress on Day 6…I will probably put a bit of highlight on these apples but that can come later!!!     (No, this is not an “Adam and Eve in the garden rug!)    Although many years ago I was tempted (!!!) to do one like a design on an old sampler!!!  

I’m glad to have you with me on this adventure…I am enjoying it and having fun!   And that is what it is all about for me and I hope you have fun seeing it too!!!   Happy Hooking!   Sunnie   🙂

New Mystery Rug-RIAMOP-2017-Sunnie/rug hooking/hooked rugs/folk art-Day 5

Quick post today…enjoyed our Wednesday gathering (The Vancouver Group!) yesterday so I am getting a bit of hooking done today.   When I have the group here, I do a lot of edge-finishing and sewing on hanging sleeves, etc.   Also sewing on labels, etc.   I get a lot done!   It is usually pretty boring “finishing” rugs… so doing it while visiting with other rug hookers is always great…!!!

I have enhanced this photo just a bit so you can better see the different colours I am using.

Here is Progress on Day 5…I still have a lot of leaves and other motifs to go…!!!!   Happy Hooking!   Sunnie   🙂

New Mystery Rug- “RIAMOP”-2017-Sunnie/rug hooking/hooked rugs/folk art-Day4

I’m having a great time with this piece…and enjoying the colours!!!!

This rug/mat is a bit different from a lot of my work as it does not have a “story” as such, but does have a message!   🙂

I also have another one of this size designed and will work on that either after I get more done on this one or after this one is finished.   When I get excited about experimenting with colour, motifs, etc. I can’t wait to get started…!!!!   Rug hooking is such fun!!!

I’m so glad I belong to the “Great De-worming Marathon” Group on Rug Hooking Daily.   It has helped me use up some of what I have instead of always cutting more wool.   Also, sometimes just a touch of a different colour helps a motif stand out!

Of course, I want to have several small boxes of leftovers (!!!)…mine are sorted by colour...but not great bags of unused strips!!!!!

Here we go with Progress on Day 4…I have added some yellows (and some orange-rusts)  into the mix and used a lot of leftovers here. 

Thank you for coming on this adventure with me…I always enjoy hearing your comments!   Happy Hooking!   Sunnie   🙂

 

 

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

I could hardly wait to get more background hooked so I could see how it looked with my first colours!   I really like it…!!!   🙂

Here is Progress on Day 3…

 

I seem to be on a “Leaf motif” hooking  adventure lately!!!!!   Bright colours, green ones, etc.   Next thing you know I will be hooking a portrait of Leif Erikson (!!!!)…lol…the son of Eric the Red…!   Nothing like “plays on words” on a foggy morning!   🙂

———————————Of course, the artist, G. Arcimboldo, made people out  of vegetables and flowers, etc. (!)…so leaves would not be too far a stretch!!!!!   🙂

I think I find hooking leaves rather peaceful…I don’t know what that says about my state of mind, but at least that is good for my blood pressure!

I love Autumn and here is my front yard tree being gloriously gold…with the reflections in my windows!   Happy Autumn, everyone…and Happy Hooking!   Sunnie   🙂