Thursday, June 26, 2014

Pot of Flowers Update

Thought I'd post a picture of my newest project and realized I'd neglected to provide a size (Lauren, you're slipping).  It measures 16 x 22 1/2 and is being hooked with mostly #8.5 cuts.   However, there are also a LOT of woolie worms being pulled out of my bags of stash.  Just love to use up those pre-cut wool strips. 

Also used one of the tricks learned from Barb at the last Woolley Fox rug camp.  That is using the somewhat dusty looking strip of wool at the very edge (one row) so it gives the appearance of the edge of the rug being scuffed from use.  I say dusty looking compared to the primitive black.... and the piece of wool being used at the very edge is my name sake Woodland Junction and is probably still in stock as it was recently re-milled by Heavens to Betsy
And guess I'd better hustle and accomplish what I can within the next 3 days because there's a commission piece to hook for someone and it is sizable.  I'm guessing it will be here in 3 days.

And a little food for thought...."No one is in charge of your happiness except you".  Have a fantastic evening and be nice to yourself.

Saundra

10 comments:

  1. Love it against the dark background. I need to go through my stash and see what colors I need to dye, so I can do it outside this summer.

    Debbie

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  2. Saundra I am loving this...so old looking...Thanks for the great tip from Barb

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  3. Me? Slipping? Maybe I didn't ask since you like to pick on me...grin.
    Each rug you hook gets better and better. This one will be done soon I am sure!
    There is nothing on my frame :( I am vending at a hook in on Saturday and am trying to get my act together for that.
    Hugs :)
    Lauren

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  4. What is your email address? I replied to 2 of your comments and both have been returned to me. I don't know what is going on???

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  5. *****and you bought the part that this was invented by barb carroll?
    perhaps you should look more closely in the future at the antique rugs that you admire and realize that this was a trick used
    very early on in this art form. one of the best examples of "modern" day usage of this style was by stella hay rex was was not only a prolific primitive rug hooker but writer as well. perhaps you should do some more homework with the history of the craft. on another note...the woodland junction wool is very nice, not a fan of heaven's to betsy wool because it's rather inferior, but this is a nice weight and weave. i purchased some along with some of my students while at green mountain
    earlier in the month.

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  6. Love this piece. Your food for thought is so true. Unfortunately theres things beyond ones control that threatens this. But thats what hooking is for, to get ones mind off of things. It works for me!

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  7. Tom, I didn't say Barb invented it, I said that I LEARNED it from her at my last class.

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  8. Your rug is looking great!!
    Louise

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