Monday, January 13, 2020

In Progress ~

Thank you so much for all your kind words on the changes I made to Vintage Blossoms.  It was unanimous that the gold was welcome in the flowers.

Currently on my frame is McMinn Antique, an antique adaptation offered by Kris Miller of Spruce Ridge Studios.  

This was started back in October in a class with Janice Johnson of Wooly Woolen.  I had not touched it since class, so it was rather confusing to get back to.  I just have had a hard time with some color placement, plus I have had to vary the size of my worms from an 8 to a 9.5 depending on how much room I had to hook a color.  It is predominantly being hooked in an 8.5.  I think I may run out of the gold wool, but will use the wool I used in the four corner leaves and stems.  I think it will be close enough, but if not, oh well, oh hell :)  On my monitor, the rug is showing up very purple, but it is definitely blue!  Molly insisted on being in the pictures.  I picked her up and moved her, but before I could get a picture, she was back on the rug.  She's lucky she is so cute.

Molly's butt is sitting on an area that is not hooked.

Saturday I went to a VERY high end antique show that I had not attended in years.  I was WAY out of my league.  Wonderful antiques, but sorry, overall the prices were laughable.  I assume there are those who are purchasing such antiques because many dealers travel a great distance to vend there.  It's just not a show where I could afford to buy.  I did spend a whopping $15 on a leather book for a gift.  That dealer had hundreds of leather books for only $15 each.  I almost bought a few more, but then asked myself why when my other leather books are currently sitting out of site in a cupboard.

This hooked rug was for sale.  

Now I thought that was one of the bargains at the show, but it did not come home with me.  

A very similar rug but in mirror image can be found in Joel and Kate Kopp's book, American Hooked and Sewn Rugs, on page 74.  Years ago I did a punch needle version of this.  I think I may need to consider a hooked version. 

Thanks so much for stopping by.
Pug hugs :)


Sue Swank said...

I bought that McMinn pattern also. But haven't hooked it yet. I'm in a hooking slump, made a small mat for Christmas. And that's it for past couple months. Your rug looks great.

Saundra said...

Hey, the original McMinn rug was an antique and used what they had available. The oh well oh hell idea is great and pull other wool in similar value from your worms as well. That is what makes a hooked piece look antique.

I've had that harnessed red horse photo in my files as long as I can remember but still haven't hooked it. Sure wish I'd started hooking earlier.

marly said...

Lauren that is gorgeous. I see grayish blue on my laptop and I love the swirling loops, so soothing.

Prims By The Water said...

Bob and I went to a high end antique show in Toledo one year.The only thing I came home with was some gourds. Molly is just adorable and reminds me of Ace who sometimes likes to get into my pictures as well. Great rug! Janice

acorn hollow said...

Ohhh I love your rug pug and all. Yes those high end happen here during NH antiques week. I went once long ago and they were selling things but not to me.

woolwoman said...

awwww isn't she just a cutie ! i'm so glad she is your baby now. love the red harness. Love the rug too! I'll be seeing Kris real soon - Ocean starts Friday yippee!!! wonder if I can still hook - hope the new year is going your way - Mel

Jennie in GA said...

ILOVE the McMinn Antique. The colors are perfect.