Saturday, November 30, 2019

On the Frame

There is finally a pattern on my frame.  Even tho I began perusing antique rug photos before Winter Bloom was fully hooked I hadn't decided on what to hook next.  Matter of fact even after choosing the pattern and enlarging it changed my mind ~ so another pattern was enlarged.  But only one made it to linen ~ will get to that in a minute....

Decided against that beautiful sheep because I've already hooked at least 5 sheep that I can recall with two of them being E. S. Frost designs.

But haven't hooked a Panther or Whale.  After drawing out the Panther and enlarging it didn't care for the elongated dimensions.  It was too long and narrow (19 x 40).  To get a descent height it would have to be even longer OR, if I reduced the size to make it shorter would have been to narrow.  So decided that design wasn't doable for me.  

I live about 45 minutes from the Atlantic Ocean with the beaches of Lewes, Dewey, Bethany, and Rehoboth, Delaware;  Ocean City and Assateague, MD.  Last year there were sighting from Bethany Beach of a Humback Whale breaching water.  Even mentioned on my post there was a whale rug in my future.  At first I'd considered designing my own from the photo on that link, but am interested in antique adaptations so this is on my frame.
Now I'm a happy hooker with hook in hand.  Still have to finish binding 2 rugs but since that is not a pleasant task for me will work on it a little each day until they are done.  If only Betsy Reed was my mom and could pass on that chore to her like Erica does 😉.

Can't believe it will be December tomorrow.

Happy Saturday and happy hooking.



  1. Oh yay! Will look forward to seeing the progression.

  2. Look forward to seeing the whale. Not a fan of panthers myself and that whale will be perfect for you! Janice

  3. Pleased that you are hooking the graceful whale, keep us posted on progress.

  4. I am looking forward to watching your progress. You hook so fast tho that if you don't post a couple of times a day we will miss most of it. LOL

  5. This will be another great antique adaptation, for sure.
    LOL. At rug camp last spring, Betsy told one hooker that if she finished her rug before camp was over she would bind it. Yep. She finished and Betsy did the!

  6. Help... can you direct me to your post on dyeing with walnut shells, please.

  7. Will be interested in seeing where you go with this one. It would be really cool to be able to seeoneofthese guys in person!


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