Thursday, August 11, 2022


Today I decided to not spend the hour plus whipping the edge of my previously hooked rug.  Instead chose to hook more on my present project to decide color choices for the leaves.  Seems more clear when seeing it on the monitor.  So here goes....
Well hells bells.  Seems it is the background which stood out like a sore thumb to me.  The original antique background I struggled with how to hook it as I loved that blotchy gold part but already did that with Cottage and Apple Tree. Here is the original deer antique below.
I'd decided to not do the gold again but do a different color from the rest of the lower part of the rug.  However I don't like what I've hooked for the top background at all, just too dark too red.  

Don't fret, this is not a 'put it in the bag' moment.  Am still in love with this design and I'll have to choose different colors for that part of the background.  Ya know, this is how those damn wooly worms multiply as I've a lot of that background color already cut.  

So guess that hour plus of whipping the edge of Cottage is about to happen this evening after all.  Who knows what my rug will look like next time you see it.



  1. I guess the saying " It's a woman's prerogative to change her mind" is true.
    I know you'll choose the perfect color when the time comes.
    Hugs, Julia

  2. Hmmm....When I saw the photo, and before I read your commentary, I thought what a great background that was....and how stunning it would look with some autumnal-toned leaves. But, heck, what do I know. Not much of a hooker here. ~Robin~ (TheCrankyCrow)

  3. I like your background color ....whatever you decide on , will look wonderful !
    Beautiful refreshing air here today !!!! All the windows are opened & the air condtioning is Off !!!! So nice to be outside again !!!!

  4. Hells bells. That was the favorite saying of my dear Auntie Anne ;-)
    Whatever you end up choosing for the blotchy background will be magnificent!

  5. Getting caught up with posts!!!!way behind,,,
    Love UR Mat,,,you started,,,,
    We have a break from heat at moment,,,it's cool at night and in 70s ,,,in day,,,
    So Nice,,,not good in heat at all,,,,We don't have air conditioning,!!
    Stay cool,,,,
    Love the rug show too,,,,

  6. Your red looks brown on my end and I like it. Janice


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