Saturday, May 23, 2015

New Rug Finish and More

I've been hooking a rug from Designs in Wool and finally finished the hooking this week.  Now I'm only about 10 rugs behind!

This one is hooked in 3/8" cut,  from as found and over-dyed wools.  I like the way it turned out and really love this pattern!

I wanted to get an apron to wear when hooking to protect sweaters and shirts from being snagged by the carding strips on my frame, so I bought an apron that I liked on Overstock.com and added some fun "rug hooking elements" in wool applique and embroidery.  The adorable rug hooker pin is by Vicki Hardcastle.  The apron turned out pretty cute, and I have added some of my collected pins to make it even more fun.  The flag is painted on a tiny piece of slate.   Love the result:

 
This is what we do in our rug group, "Wool Ewe Join Us Rug Hookers."  We hook some and talk a lot!  Anyway, it was a fun project....and very useful.

I have found a couple of little treasures lately while out and about in my favorite shops:


 This primitive rabbit was so cute, I couldn't pass it up.

I LOVE little chairs (doll or children's), so when I saw this little white doll chair at a reasonable price, I snapped it up.  My collection is growing!



Hope you all have a wonderful Memorial Day weekend.  God bless all those who have served our country in the armed services and much gratitude to the families who sacrifice so much to make us safe and free.  THANK YOU.

Linda

5 comments:

  1. Great colors in the rug. The prim rabbit is just too cute, I would of bought him too.

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  2. I think that is just a beautiful rug. I also thing that apron is adorable.
    I think the bunny is cute and that chair is awesome.
    I went to a ladies house once, she had the so many little chairs, I couldn't believe it. She had them hanging on Shaker pegs all over the house. I hadn't thought of that until I saw your chair. I still think it would be so nice to have a collection too. Have a lovely holiday.

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  3. Love the rug, the rabbit is adorable, I am a fan of small chairs and own a few.

    Blessings
    Catherine

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  4. Hi Linda - Your new rug is so lovely - I don't think I've even used that color combo before and I really like it! Love the rusty little legs on that rabbit! I have a similar apron that I wear when hooking - I made it from a tea towel that was embroidered with cute sheep and then embellished it and added some cute pins - great minds think alike!

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