Sunday, January 22, 2017

Detour ~



A little hooking detour, that is.  No real progress on my rug since I decided to hook some "Heavens to Betsy style" hearts.  Hooked with hand torn strips about 1" wide, they will be backed with wool patchwork  and lightly stuffed with wool snippets and a lavender pouch.  If you need lavender, check out eBay seller lavenderandotheritems.  I got a half pound of Washington state grown lavender for only $12.50 which included shipping.  I could smell it as soon as I opened my mailbox.  Heavenly.
 
Here are the hearts I worked on.  They hook up very quickly, being about 10 1/2" high x 9 1/2" wide.  The back will take longer than the hooking, but they look so nice when done.
 
 
The wools that I used.  Both of these were cut across the stripe.
 

On the heart to the left, I cut the wool across the plaid.  The wool on the right it did not matter how it was cut.
 
 
Stay tuned.  I will be having another give-away soon and one of these hearts will be going to a new home.
 
Another beautiful day on Ohio's north coast.  Sunny most of the day.  Currently 57*.  I am lovin' it :)
 
Thanks so much for stopping by.
Pug hugs :)
Lauren
 

23 comments:

acorn hollow said...

Love your hearts I should do some so why am I not?? we are in the high 30's and melting but we haven't seen the sun in so long. we are in for an ice storm starting tomorrow night would rather have the snow.
Cathy

Saundra said...

Absolutely beautiful....all of them. I'd be hard pressed to pick just one.

Jennie in GA said...

Love them all, but the red is my fave. Haven't decorated for Valentine's Day in awhile...maybe this year I will!

Carolyn said...

These are so pretty! Thanks for sharing which way you cut that wool. One more rug hooking lesson for me. I love them all, but especially the one with the red/cream plaid.

Kim said...

They look great, as usual. They would make fun bowl fillers, stuffed

Mugwump Woolies said...

All of them are wonderful, but the red one is...well, it's red! Would welcome some weather in the fifties...my a.c. has been running all month, just about.
Robyn
Robyn

Prims By The Water said...

I love how these hearts turned out Lauren! Janice

marie said...

Great hearts, the red is my favorite.

imsteelefullofscrap said...

Love how u showed the wool and how u cut it! I agree we had a really nice weekend here in Ohio

denise said...

💖💖💖💖💖

Farmhouse prims said...

Hi Lauren, I love your hearts, it is so neat how the different wool fabrics give the different looks. I love to smell lavender, I will need to check her out. hugs, Lecia

Glenda said...

Thanks for the information on the Lavender, I just ordered some. I love your hearts. I can't wait for the give away.

Karen Larsen said...

Love those hearts and am looking forward to seeing how you finish them. And I'm laughing because my blog tomorrow is about detours. Great minds...?

Lori from Notforgotten Farm said...

Loving the wide cut and your wool choices 😍

marly said...

Hearts are adorable. Just ordered the lavender. Haven't had the fresh stuff in years so I'll welcome the scent.

WoolenSails said...

Wonderful hearts and a fun project to do, to use up scraps. I know I have a lot of scrap backing pieces, need to make some small items with it.

Debbie

moosecraft said...

Now that's a wonderful detour! It's fun to see how each wool looks hooked.... and, I still need to try that "Betsy Backing Technique"... all in good time... lol!

krislovesfabric said...

Love these, they are gorgeous! Thanks for explaining the direction you cut the wool.

Farm Girl said...

I just love your hearts. They are always so pretty. I am glad you are having warm weather.
That is so nice. I hope you have a lovely week Lauren.

Angela Tucker said...

All the hearts are just so cute!! But that dark red one...I can hear it is asking to come live at my house! LOL

We've got 50 degrees here in central California, but sporadic rain. The sun peeks out to tease us, then back to rain. We've received 3 inches since Saturday evening.

Primitive Stars said...

Morning Lauren, I love your hooked hearts so sweet.... Has been mild here too, love it!!!! Hugs Francine.

Julie - My Primitive Heart said...

Hi Lauren,
Detours can be good things sometimes because they lead you to something good you might have missed!! The opposite can also be true, but we won't go there!!!
I still have lavender from WA that my daughter and I picked for her wedding three years ago and it STILL SMELLS WONDERFUL!!
Your hearts are just PERFECT and I love how you showed the wool you used with each one!
I think the weather here is colder today than it is in OH!! We have had LOTS of rain and the sun finally came back out today!!
Enjoy your week!
Heart Hugs~
Julie

Larkrise garden girl said...

Those hearts are so pretty ! Good job,keep warm.