Sunday, August 28, 2016

Favorite Hooked Rug...Ever!

The anniversary of my move to Colorado is coming up.  Of course, what that brings to mind is all things that occurred before my move which are Tag-related.  (Like, for real, those things are never out of my mind, though.  Ya know?)

I am not going to say anything about the brown boy.  Perhaps someday, just not today.    

What I wanted you to know, though, was that I found something today that I had completely forgotten about...and when I saw it, I smiled.  That, right there, was reason enough to pull it out and put it in place.

I hooked this 22 x 29 inch rug in 2007.  It was a free pattern in Rug Hooking Magazine that I fell in love with.  I enlarged it (a lot!).  I hooked it with woolens I had dyed.  And, I named it 'Tag E. Butt'.  Yes, I did!

When I finished it, I declared it to be my favorite rug.  Ever.  Why? Because the dog is so goofy looking.  Though Tag was not goofy looking, he could be a very goofy boy...caught on film and shown several times on this very blog.  I thought this goofy looking dog captured the very essence of the brown boy.  

It makes me smile.  

This hooked rug is now on the bedroom floor in front of my cedar chest, which is at the end of my bed.

I'm still smiling.

"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.". Jeremiah 29:11


Rugs and Pugs said...

What a sweet post. How we miss our furbabies...sigh. They are never far from our mind.
Great rug. Happy you found it and happy it made you smile.
Now what about your big a** star rug???
Hugs :)

Farm Girl said...

I love your rug Jacque! I am so glad you kept it and it is out in your room. Gosh has it almost been that long? That is amazing.
I really love seeing your hooking. Have a wonderful week.

Miccosukee said...


I knew that the Tag E. Butt rug was sure to be with you in Colorado. He was such a big part of your life. Eventually I hope you find another dog to share your life. There are so many who need the love you have to share.

Glad things are working well for you out West.

Take care,

moosecraft said...

Love this happy rug! I think you've made a lot of people smile with it too! :-)