Thursday, September 18, 2008

Breaks over.... Back to work

Well, I took a few days off to get some cleaning done and just rest from the show. The cleaning went well, the resting didn't. I haven't been sleeping all that well. The mind must still be in over drive.

I had mentioned in a previous post about a challenge rug that I wanted to start. The challenge I joined is with a group of women on the internet. We are to hook 15 minutes a day and have it done by Halloween. Well, I'm really behind since I hadn't color planned or even pulled a loop until now. The whole idea is to finish some unfinished rugs we have laying around. Yesterday I was able to dye a bunch of wool for it and even pulled my first loops! You can click on the picture to get a better view of it.

The pattern is from a book I have called In Praise of Autumn by Blackbird Designs. This link will take you to only one of many sites that sells this book. The rug size is 28 1/2" x 45".
I also was able to draw up a commission piece that I got from Colonial Day. I will email the sketch to the woman later and we will go from there. It's a nice size. 22"x22". Also on my yard sale travels this morning, I was talking with a woman who is interested in hooked rugs. It's nice to share with people what you do, especially if they aren't familiar with it. So I got her email address and sent her a few pictures of what I done. Even gave her the link to my blog here. Hello Kathe!
Well, that's it for today. I will keep posting pictures of this rug as I get more hooked. It will be nice to see how much I can get done in between postings. Have a wonderful day everyone!


nyafarmgirl said...

Kathy~ It looks like your off to a great start. I'll be looking forward to more pictures as you go along.

Tomatoe Creek Prims said...

Love the pattern and I'll keep checking back to see your progress:)

Anonymous said...

I really like what you have done so far. Will be checking on the blog for updates.

Anonymous said...

Hey Kathy - doesn't look too pink to me - looking good! Lots of details in this one! It will be gorgeous when it's done - what color are you planning on the background