Tuesday, July 30, 2013


I'm close to being done hooking Jack but stopped to take pictures of progress to look with a different eye on the computer.  It's getting down to the nitty gritty here and I'm uncomfortable picking colors for the border.  I've thought of breaking up the border with a hit and miss in part of it, but not sure I can make it work since hit and miss isn't as easy as you'd think.  Here is what I've done so far and this is with a flash.
This picture is without a flash and more natural to what it really looks like in person. 
So now I'm wondering what to do to fill those other spots.  Seems there is a need for a red at the upper left side but still not sure about the hit and miss toward the bottom that I started.

Tomorrow I'll work more on binding Westmoreland Ponies so I can finally post a finished rug of that and think about Jack.  Yet I must say this JACK has been fun to hook. 

The last couple evenings here  have been wonderful with lower humidity, lower temps almost October like.  Lemme tell you that I could live in 12 months of October weather. 

Thanks for dropping by and enjoy your evening.

NEWBIES just reading, please feel free to drop me a line to ask questions.  Don't know that I'll have the perfect answer because I have my own 'go to' people when I need answers.  But we all started as newbies and you are now lesser a hooker than I am.

The above Jack pattern was a free pattern insert in the Sept/Oct 1997 issue of Rug Hooking magazine.





  1. I love him, the one without the flash, it's very earthy and appealing, it made me smile on a rough afternoon.

  2. HI Saundra - I think your rug is progressing very nicely and I REALLY like the idea of the hit & miss - in fact I think you should use it on the remainder of the border - it adds so much interest!

  3. You've just been a hookin' fool lately. Me, just a fool.
    Hugs :)

  4. I too could live with these temps year round.. guess it would mean moving to another part of the world tho.


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