Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Hooky Stuff ~

How I wish I could take better pictures.  I know most people have trouble getting the true colors of the rug, but it gets so frustrating.  The pictures just don't do the rugs justice.

I am happy to have two of my three hooked pieces bound.  I finished this antique adaptation (thank you, Saundra) with wool yarn.  

I really do like this finish.

This is so much better in person.  You must believe me.  Not bright at all.  

I used wool to bind this one.  

What Nots, a pattern by the Woolley Fox, was started at a Heavens to Betsy rug camp the summer of 2012.  I came home and worked on it once or twice and tucked it away.  I hope to work on it until my Susan Feller retreat in April.  I may even be able to get it done.  At 20 1/2" x 38 1/2", it will be the largest rug I've hooked.  How funny that there is also orange in this rug, but it is so subtle in person.

This weekend I am heading to Holly, MI, to vend at Dawn's show.  I did her show in the fall.  Took all kinds of really neat hand made items by friends Sherry and Melinda and almost nothing sold, so this time I am sticking with my spoon necklaces (they sold better than anything else) and I've also made garden markers out of vintage flatware.  I'll share those with you next week.  Wish me luck.

Thank you so much for all your kind comments about my adopting Ellie.  It does my heart good.
Thanks so much for stopping by.
Pug hugs :)


WoolenSails said...

You have been busy with beautiful rugs and I love your wool binding, makes a nice finish.


acorn hollow said...

Good luck on your show you. Your rugs are wonderful.
enjoy your birthday.

denise said...

good luck and have fun!! :)

The Wool Cupboard said...

Beautiful, Lauren! Getting color to show accurately on screen is impossible...I've given up;-)

Jacque. said...

Your rugs are looking so great!!! Love those primitive rugs. Have a great time at the show.

From Sherry's Heart said...

Hope you have a REALLY GREAT B-DAY on this 1st day of Spring Lauren!!!!

Julia said...

I hope that you are being treated very special today and that you have the time to do the things you like to do.

You have been so productive with hooking lately and I'm impressed at how quickly you bind your rugs. Great job on both these rugs and I like the binding with wool. It looks great.

jennifer768 said...

Beautiful work Lauren! Blessings,Jen

ScarecrowCabin said...

Love your rugs. Good luck at the show Lauren.
See you there.

Saundra said...

OH!!!! Goodness, how did I not know it was your birthday until just now? Happy B'day and I'm sure SO will have something special planned for you if not tonight, for sure the weekend.

Your finished rugs are great and also the What Nots. That is another on my 'to do' list.


Farm Girl said...

Your rugs are wonderful. I love seeing them. Have a wonderful day.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Happy Birthday! (I came over from Jody's!) Hope you have a fabulous day. Love your are very talented! Hugs, Diane!

Jacqueline said...

Wishing you well $$$ at the show.

Three Sheep Studio said...

Your Rugs are amazing Lauren ! I love the yarn whipped edges. Hope you do great at the show.

Julie - My Primitive Heart said...

Happy Birthday Lauren!
Your rugs are just wonderful!! I REALLY love the heart one.....swoon!!!
Hope you do well at the show too!!!
Have a great weekend!
Warm Hugs~

dogwoodfarm said...

Happy Belated Birthday Lauren!!
You did such a great job on your rugs!
I know just what you mean about how colors change with the camera.
Your spoon necklaces are the best!!! LOVE them!

P.J. said...

Great rug finishes. Look at you all binding finished!! Your favorite part, I know. ;)

Merry Wind Farm said...

Hi,Lauren, As always, your rugs are beautiful. Love how the antique rug turned out. The whatnots is so neat, I will watch your progress. Was it last weekend or this weekend for Holly Hills? Either way, it's going to be cold, hope you sold tons of necklaces and herb markers. Everybody loves them!