Wednesday, June 24, 2009

I was on a mission..........

To finish my camp rug. I am soooo happy and pleased with the way it turned out. I went to hook yesterday with Genny and Betty at church. I was able to complete one corner of the tongues and finish filling in around it with background. This motivated me to come home and work on it some more. Well, one thing led to another, and there was nothing to stop me from finishing it. I was watching one Lifetime Movie after another lol. I struggled a lot with the tongues. I had something in mind, and that didn't work. So everything else I tried, I felt like I was settling or just wasn't pleased. I did a LOT of ripping on them. Even when I got home from church, I second guessed myself and started to reverse hook and try other things. But I got to a point where I felt it would be ok. I was also pleasantly surprised that the black I overdyed for the background lasted for the whole thing. I wasn't sure. But I know I don't have enough to whip it. So I will be doing that tonight along with pressing it really well. I had planned on doing it today, but other things got in the way. So here it is!! I'll be taking it with me tomorrow to Linda's to start the whipping. I still may do one more thing to the rug, but I'm not sure yet. I'll let it sit for a bit before I start pulling anything out. What a great feeling this morning to walk down and know that the hooking is over for this one. Can't wait to get it up on the wall. But that will take a little time yet since I have to paint the walls in the room that it will be going in. What an incentive to get it done now!

Here is Genny's rug that she is working on. I love her enthusiasm and how she just jumps right in to hook. I think it's turning out great.


Tomorrow is our son Craig's 22nd Birthday. We will either be going out to dinner as a family or they will come here. Haven't figured that out yet. Looking forward to spending some time with him and his girlfriend Lake.

Hope everyone is having a wonderful Wednesday!!

6 comments:

weaverpat said...

Kathy, the rug is georgus! Don't touch it, DO NOT reverse hook, It's perfect just the way it is!!!!
Can't wait to see the real thing tomorrow at Linda's!

weaverpat said...

Boy I sure butchered gorgeous!!! is it right this time??? Where the heck is spell check???

Rugs and Pugs said...

Kathy ~
One word ~ ~ ~ B~E~A~U~T~I~F~U~L!!!
Lauren

primitivebettys said...

Your rug is just stunning! :)

Jill said...

Your rug is so inspiring....
I won't be at Lindas tomorrow, I have a birthday cake going out and i have to get ready for our camping trip..but i am going to try next week.

Joanne said...

Absolutely stunning Kathy - I just love it - It was worth the wait!