Detour hooking project is over, Christmas day was yesterday and now my journey can continue on my antique adaptation of "Cherries and Candy Stripe". For those of you just checking out my blog this is the antique rug my project was inspired by. The original antique was 30" x 75" but I wanted something smaller for my harvest table. My design measures 14 x 35 for my table.
This is what I've accomplished so far. I chose to use a tan against the light stripes rather than goldish as the original hooker. But remember the other hooker used what she had.
Yes, I did all the pre-finish work and even sewed on a stripe cotton binding since it will be on the table and not on the floor. Besides, I know exactly this is the size I want and finishing will be a lot easier having done this in advance. That said, IF I was working on a pattern and thought maybe I'd make the border wider I'd have waited to finish at the very last.
I adore antique rugs and it is SO MUCH FUN trying to replicate the antique look using what is in my stash. Sometimes I don't get close but do keep trying as I love antique rugs and think about the women who came before me who hooked them.
Check back on my progress. Even tho this is a small piece I'm not sure it will be completed in 2014 since weather tomorrow is good and yard work needs to be done.
Hope you had a very Merry Christmas with family, friends and furry friends. Ben is laying by my side snoring with a full belly from goodies and play with his new toys. This is my exhausted adopted Rottweiler. He was 3 years 7 months old when adopted. Please consider adoption. I've a good, loving, friendly and loyal dog.
Have a great evening everyone. I'm hoping to get yard work done tomorrow before colder weather comes in BUT plan to hook on my new project so it can be logged into the finished projects of 2014. Stay tuned.