Thursday, March 1, 2012

My Magdalena Dog Rug is finished... maybe.  I'm going to look at it a few days before steaming because I'm thinking of pulling out that bright red in the top right corner since it is too much like the one on the left.  There are other wools that I could use instead but will live with the rug for a couple days before deciding. But basically I'm happy with how it came out.  I might even (one day) hook it again since it is a great doable size and would do it in different colors.

I've taken a couple pictures of it with different camera settings.  This one gives a more true picture of how it appears when you look at it in person and on the floor.

The sharper one really washes out the colors but does provide a much better look at the wool colors I used and am sure many of you will have some of the same wools in your stash.  And you will be able to see the mix of browns for the top background and the darks in the dog are a conglomeration of different wools mixed in.   I think if you double click on the picture it will enlarge for you....I think.

So now what?  This makes the 3rd hooked piece that will need binding.  OMG, I've never let that many rugs build up that need to be bound.  But already I'm feeling like I need a fix..... I don't have anything on my frame!!!!!!!  What is a hooker to do???

Okay, okay, calm down now Saundra.  You do need to start drawing out your Summer Swap piece ~ I mean, you already know what you want to hook.   AH, but I've still plenty of time because it is only an 8" square piece after all.  Besides, you could bind one of these rugs while you're contemplating drawing out that swap piece.  Yeah, like during that mindless easy binding you can think about the colors, you can watch TV, prop your feet up and just bind.  sigh..... still the binding doesn't sound interesting but it is a necessity none the less.

If I make any chances to this piece I'll post a newer version.

I would love to know how many each of you had had stacked up waiting to be bound.


  1. I love it! I'm laughing about the red corners...only because I've unhooked more than I've hooked today! I say, take it out and put another color there.

    I was just talking to my husband about our two rugs. I was telling him that I did a gold halo like you did...but I've tried to be good and "think for myself" about the rest! We had a snow day today and I was able to hook all day...bliss!

    I think your rug looks awesome. As far as rugs waiting to be bound...I have one. But, I keep forgetting to set the homespun yarn to whip the rug! Maybe this weekend!
    I'm having such fun with the doggy! Thanks so much!

  2. I love your rug just like it is!!! Wonder what you will hook next? I'm trying to finish some rugs that have been waiting
    A couple of years rather than even work on the Big Rugg that I started at Christmas time!

  3. Saundra ~
    I'm absolutely lovin' your rug! Live with it a few days and do what makes you happy :)
    I have two rugs waiting to be bound and a third almost ready. I also have a small hooked heart that I need to do something with. I have lots of cross stitch that needs "finishing" or framed or whatever. Some from 20+ years ago!!!
    Pug hugs :)

    LUST in my heart and for my eyeballs! I love this. LUV IT!!!!!

  5. Saundra what a beautiful rug!!!!!
    Your rug is perfect.I have been out of town for three days . I am so glad you share your rugs their so inspiring, hugs Cheri

  6. Thanks to everyone to liked the rug.

    Oh man I thought I'd deactivated that word identification thing!!! Anyone know if you still can deactivate it as I don't see how to do it now.



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