Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Not About Quilting...or Napkins...or Kleenex Cozies...



Nope, this post is about hooking.  Wool rug hooking, that is.


It has been a very long time since I sat down and hooked on a rug.  It was back in February of 2011, when I finished my 2sheep rug.  Remember that one?  I loved that rug, but ended up giving it to a good friend.  

Here's a photo...

Since that time, I re-homed most of my rughooking supplies.  I did keep my frame and a few tools, though.  I also kept two rugs.  One that was never started and one that was started but never finished  The unstarted one...3 collies and a lab...let's be real...that one is never going to be hooked.  But, the star rug?  I have recently been thinking that it would be a good thing to work on.  Here's a photo of how it looks thus far...                      
                                 


It isn't like I'm looking for something to do, because....well, you know...I have a lot of projects on my list.  Nope...it's because I was inspired by Kelley of With Hook and NeedleShe posted progress photos of a rug she was hooking on Facebook...and I fell in love with that rug!  Guess where it is now?  Here on my living room floor!!!  ohmygosh...I love it!!!  
Isn't it gorgeous?  I love it so much!  It measures about 16 x 26 inches and fits perfectly in front of my tv cabinet.  

And, Kelley also sent along this little mat (about 7 inches square) for me...isn't it too cute?  She left it for me to finish off as a pincushion or a mat...for now it is laying on my table so that I can see it (and smile) often throughout the day!  (This isn't showing good color...the background is more red than it looks, here.)

I have always loved Kelley's work...she is the best at primitive.  

I will let you know what I decide as far as finishing my big a** star rug.




"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

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Yes I think you need more projects!! Lol. Those rugs she sent you are very nice. Joyce

WoolenSails said...

Kelley does make the best primitive rugs, love her hooking and choice of wools.
I haven't hooked in ages, but I still have my supplies, getting tempted to start a smaller one for a bench.

Debbie

Farm Girl said...

Oh its so pretty. I always think of you whenever I hook by rugs, if not for you... :) I can't wait to see your big rug. You make me laugh.

moosecraft said...

Oh my!!!! Take a look at the big a** star rug!!! lol! I think that once you get started....you'll be hooking on it day and night! :-) Those are some gorgeous hooked pieces that Kelley sent you! She truly is very talented and very generous! :-)

Rugs and Pugs said...

Kelley's use of color is amazing.
Are you really going to hook on your big a** star rug???

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