And so it continues....... In my previous post was able to get 3 years worth of rugs in the one post. But eventually found my rhythm and production of hooked rugs and items increased per year. All newbies learn not to twist the wool, how to control the loop to prevent it from falling down when the next loop is pulled and finding that rhythmic feel.
In 2005 I hooked Fall is Here, a design by Vermont Folk Rugs. I was beginning to establish more of a wool stash and had a better sense of putting colors together. I even over dyed that blue wool for the background....talk about getting BRAVE! The first time I dyed it was if I was about to perform brain surgery and kept reading the instructions over and over from the beginning before doing each next step.
Rug Hooking Magazine there was a delicious article by Karen Kahle with loads of pictures and a free pattern insert. AH HA! Gotta hook that baby (I thought), and so I did.
In one of Karen's catalogs I saw a pattern called Stop and Smell the Roses so that was the next to be hooked. It remains on the floor since 2005 and still in great shape. It is in an area where it is walked on several times a day but not in front of the kitchen sink or front door. If I were to hook it now the white rabbit wouldn't be so white and would have picked a better choice of wool for the bunny on the left....Oh, and the basket would be different, lol.
Pine Island Primitives), since I purchased the kit. I loved the rug when it was featured in an issue of Rug Hooking Magazine. So contacted Sally and ordered the pattern and kit with like wool.
Soon after decided the side pocket didn't work so made some zippered pursettes. I made a couple ~ sold one and kept one. Since I made both black and white dolls thought I'd put one on each side. At camps people have taken notice and taken photos of it.
SO you see that I used a lot of what I had on hand...greys, black, white and overdyed white with YELLOW, lol.
FYI, yesterday's blogpost has been updated with more photos I've found. It made sense to me to add the photos from 2001 in that post than add them here. ....So, take a trip back in time and see what is there.
Happy Friday to you all.