Friday, May 10, 2013
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
I posted in the past about choosing this geometric as my next rug project and had ordered it from Pine Island Primitives. I love the pattern and was eagerly anticipating its arrival in the mail....but.....I kept looking at Sally Kallin's website and had a niggling feeling (is that a word?) that I really wanted to do one of her other rugs more...
I really am smitten with the very primitive look of this Turkey Oak rug and have wanted to hook a primitive rug in wide cut wool, SOOOOOO, I emailed Sally and asked her if it would be possible to switch my order to this rug. She said "sure!" So now, I am eagerly anticipating the arrival of this rug to be my next big project. Can't wait!
A morning visit to my favorite antiques shop resulted in the purchase of a set of bookends that I love! The whimsical, "folk-art" look spoke to me so I purchased them for $12.
Aren't they cute?
Also, I made a simple arrangement in a small antique basket for my living room....here is the result:
I love how it turned out, and think it adds a "little something" to the antique painted cupboard that I bought several months ago. Don't you just love the little touches when they turn out so cute?!
Hope you have a great week!
Posted by The Wool Cupboard at 9:23 AM
Saturday, May 4, 2013
I know I haven't made lots of progress, but I wanted to show the rug so far. This is the Posy Pony pattern that I purchased a year ago from Pine Island Primitives. I'm excited to see some of the background beginning to fill in. This rug is 40" x 50" so it is going to take a good while for me to finish...I'm not the fastest rug hooker to say the least. Below is the finished one from Sally Kallin:
The Bishop Hill Hook-In is always fun...everyone gets a door prize (or two!). Here is this year's gift to all who attended. It is an adorable rug hooker pin which was hand made by Vicki Hardcastle of Arkansas Rug Hooking.
Here are some more pictures of rugs at the hook-in: Lots and lots of gorgeous wool!
These are the final pictures from the Hook-In, and I hope you enjoyed seeing them. Wool Club is Monday night, so I hope to get pictures of more projects with wool. Have a great weekend!
Posted by The Wool Cupboard at 3:39 PM