Tuesday, March 19, 2013

rug progress...

Just a short post as I have not accomplished much on my rug this last week.  Here is a small portion of the background that I got filled in.  I am really loving the way the different wools are hooking up!

All I have to say about spring is:  THE GROUNDHOG LIED!!!

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Rug progress and SNOW

I have been hooking along on my rug and spend about 4 hours on it yesterday while it snowed.

starting on the background
I decided on 6 wools for the background that are off white, beige and light grey in textures and solids. I cut them all up, mixed them up good in a big pile and put them in a bag.  The bag sits by my chair and I pull a strip out and hook it in. The wools are blending nicely as I hook them in and I am really happy with my progress.

background wools

What I am not happy about is the SNOW!  I am so over winter!  We got about another 4 - 6 inches yesterday, that after a night of light freezing rain.  Thankfully the temps yesterday were in the upper 30s so the ice melted off the power lines and most everything else before the wind came up last night. There was no snow on the deck railing or the solar lights or the flowers before the storm.

Even this guy looks like he is ready for spring!

warmer weather please!
 Was amazed this solar light got enough rays through the snow yesterday to shine for a couple hours last night!

Now, off to work on my rug some more...

Saturday, March 2, 2013

what I am working on...

Here is a picture of what I am currently working on ...

horse's head
 It is a design I drew up.  It has been rattling around in my head for quite awhile and I finally got it out and on to paper a couple weeks ago.  I am trying a few new things with this rug:

1) I am hooking the whole rug in an 8.5 cut.  I have done areas of other rugs in an 8.5 cut but never a whole rug.  I have had to hand cut some strips down to fit into areas but overall I am liking the cut size.  The rug has been hooking up quickly using the larger cut size.

2) I am hooking this design on Dorr unbleached linen.  I have only hooked one other rug on linen - it was small and over 8 years ago.  I normally use monks cloth and wanted to give linen a try as most people seem to prefer linen over monks cloth.  At this point I am not hating it but it IS different than using monks cloth.  I never noticed how much monks cloth stretches on a frame until using this linen!

Well, that is all for today.  I will post pictures of my progress.. now off to figure out what color the background will be.