Friday, December 30, 2016

Binding Mission Accomplished

Thankfully I met my deadline to finish binding two rugs before the new year.  And tho we were not doing a challenge, my blogger friend Lauren (Rugs and Pugs) beat me to the punch.  Now we are ready to move onto new hooking projects going into 2017.

Below is the Red Lion, an antique adaptation purchased from Norma Batastini of Heart and Hand.   Tho a terrible photo flash of a picture below it does have the blotchy background I love so much.  
For comparison of color, the label shows the original color of the red lion. can see the difference in color of wool on the back compared to the photo above.  
Out in the Garden is a design by Maggie Bonanomi.  I used the same brown wool as in the lion rug.  This first photo shows up much brighter because of the flash (as in the Red Lion above).  
Here is the label attached to the back ~ and this photo shows a much better true coloring on what was used for hooking.
I'm so looking forward to working on the Stubbs antique and even tho it was started in 2016 will be recorded as a rug from 2017.  

However, I've been thinking about what rugs will be in my future. There will be a camp with my beloved Barb Carroll in May, then Cape May in September and camp in November.  So already am thinking what to work on at each camp.

Have a great evening.... HEY... do you have your black eye peas or your pork and sauerkraut yet???  What is YOUR New Years Day tradition?????



  1. Love the rug in the banner of your blog. Other two you completed aren't too shabby either.

    No New Years Day routine other than to put away Christmas and clean the house.

    Happy New Year

  2. The rugs are wonderful and I am still debating on hooking, braiding or weaving, but I am in the mood to hook, so maybe some smaller pieces.


  3. Well of course I am amazed at how much rug hooking you can finish so quickly and look beautiful!
    For New Years eve we go to bed but some yee haw will wake us up by fireworks. It's going to be stormy so we will have a quiet evening and next day put away Christmas.
    This is off the subject . I am going to hook my chicken and I can't make up my mind on a white wool. She is awhiter then normal chicken . Everyone one says Dorr white but that looks too white. Your pumpkin holllow has a brighter white. Do you remember where you got it? Cheri

  4. Saundra,,, your mat are wonderful! Good to meet ur goal!! You are dedicated, ,,,,
    New years usually quiet,,,, very borjng, but love being home and cozy,,, with all our snow everyday, its not nice to travel too far!! Happy new year! Sure have enjoyed ur blog all year! Thanks,,,

  5. As always I am truly humbled by your hooking.
    I have a rug in my mind I just need to get it into a pattern.
    No special traditions.

  6. You really got serious with sticking to your goal. I hope that 2017 with be a year of great hooking for you with your hot hook.

    Being farmers, we no longer have much of New Year tradition as we are early to bed and early to rise and take inventory of cattle, feed , hay and such.

    Happy New Year.

  7. Congrats on your finishes!! It will be black eyed peas and collard greens for NY down here in GA. Hope you have a great one!!

  8. Hi Saundra,
    Have been a bit absent from Blogland of late, but just wanted to stop by to say CONGRATULATIONS on reaching your goals!!! Both rugs are beauties and I have to say that your rug header just KNOCKS MY SOCKS OFF!! It is just beautiful and I LOVE all the red!!! I think I will have to hook that one someday!!!
    Thanks for all you have shared over the past year! I have truly enjoyed your blog and learned so much!!
    Hope you have a most Healthy and Happy New Year, my friend!!
    Oh, and we will be having something with shrimp to bring in 2017!
    Heart Hugs~

  9. Our New Year's Day plans fell apart, so I did go buy a pork roast...but no black eyed peas or sauerkraut for me!
    Congrats on getting your binding done. Sure does feel good, doesn't it?
    Happy New Year.
    Hugs :)


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