Friday, October 3, 2014

Coulda, Shoulda, Woulda....

Haven't we all been there before where we second guessed ourselves? UH, yeah!!  Well that is what I'm feeling on my rug right now.  Don't get me wrong, I'm happy, but wondering how I could make it better and what I should have done.  This is what the rug looks like now. 
In looking at the photo above I wonder why I didn't put a mouse under the belly of the blue cat... or a yellow dot?   Or maybe I'll end up pulling loops and hooking a circle of a color in a few extra places.

So now it is time to figure out a border treatment.  The area this rug is meant for needed a width larger than the silk painting I did in 1998 so now have to figure out the border for the ends.  OY!

I thought of blocks of color and the beading all around the border.  But am afraid those blocks of color will take away from the beautiful cats inside since they would be so structured.   
So, I've other thoughts rambling inside my grey matter and will practice here and see what I come up with. 

In all honesty it is hard to believe that I'm still hooking a rug so far out of my box.  I believe a lot of that has to do with the inspiration from my teacher at Cape May (first week) Ali Strebel.  Ali, if you're reading this I had a blast and would take a class with you again.  OH!! And I'd want to do the Sampler again the first day too!

Check back to see what damage or progress I've made in my next post.  AND, PLEASE be kind to one another.  Kindness really does go a long way and multiplies. 



  1. Saundra I love your rug it so different but so interesting ! You always seem to be growing in your art of the hooked rug. Hugs cheri

  2. I was wondering what a cats paw boarder using the cats colors would look like? I know nothing about rug design but was just thinking out loud. I do love the rug.

  3. Saundra, I think the rug looks great!! All the colors work so beautifully together.
    Wait until you finish the cats before changing anything.

  4. I think smaller blocks of color would accent it nicely. It would keep with the graphic, artsy look.


  5. I love the brightness of this one. So unusual and fun. Can't wait to see how you end up finishing it.

  6. Wow! Cats gone wild!! So fun! It will be fabulous and I can't wait to see what the border is going to be! Listen to the cats.... they always seem to know what they want in their mysterious ways!!
    Cathy G

  7. Definitely not the blocks. You are right, it would distract from the beautiful cats. Maybe something soft and curvy?
    Have a great w/e!


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