Sunday, December 28, 2014

Project Update

Today I've felt like a slug sitting and hooking while watching and enjoying shows recorded on my DVR.  Okay, yesterday I worked outside and was exhausted so deserve today.

This is my update on the antique adaptation "Cherries and Candy Stripe" and I'm really having fun with it.  Not only am I using some of my left over strips (and yeah making more I'm sure) but getting those old looking dirty colors in there to give it age is somewhat of a challenge but also FUN!!!!!
In the original antique (pic in a previous blog post) there was a gold stripe along the border in places but I've chosen to use beige....actually an over dyed wool to replicate dirty wool.

If you double click on the picture you will see dotted lines on the linen.  That is what I've put on my design to know where the off-colored wool goes to give it the antique look in the background for that blotchy look I so love.

This is such a fun and relaxing journey for me and hope you are enjoying it during this calm and peaceful holiday season.  Also wish each of my internet friends a happy and healthy new year as that is coming up next.  Oh my.... already?



  1. I love the progress and I love the prim wools you are using, looks old already.


  2. I'm loving what your doing. It does look old, can't wait to see it finished. Your doing a great job with color choices.

  3. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this. Each rug you hook gets better and better. You need to come to Ohio and teach a class on hooking antique looking rugs.
    Did I mention I LOVE this rug?
    Hugs :)


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