Wednesday, October 28, 2009

What I do when I am sick.

Most people rest or sleep when they are sick, not me. I tend to get milder symptoms for longer periods of time, so it is good in way, bad in others. While I was sitting on my duff, I decided to start some new simple projects for fun and to give me something to do.

I still had a piece of locker hooking backing, and lots of fabric, so I made a locker hooked rug. I thought I could do it in a couple of days, it took four and I finished binding today. I am not an expert, I just made it, and tried to go with a rug look this time. I think it might be too geometric and mod looking to go with my hooked rugs, so will figure out a place for it. I think if you use all homespuns, it would make a really nice prim rug.

I still need to take pictures of the items I won. Today I received my basket and it is so wonderful. I want to give each item it's own page, since they are all so wonderful.



This is a closer look to show the colors better. I used a mix of materials and weights.



I also got an idea for a wall hanging from a photo I saw. I took the dog and fence and made them into an applique and then started adding things around him. I still have sewing to do and I am thinking of adding some butterflies and other garden creatures. It is a work in progress. I will embellish it after I add all the pieces.

12 comments:

patijanesprimitives said...

Debbie, Sorry that you have been sick, but you sure get a lot accomplished. The colors and pattern of the locker hook rug are great. The dog and fence applique are wonderful. You have a great talent for color and design. Hope you get to feeling better.

~patijane

paulette said...

Hope you are feeling better soon! Love your projects....at least you can work on projects while not feeling well....I just lay there and complain....
Paulette

Busym1 said...

I sure hope you feel better soon. Your projects are wonderful! hugs, michelle

Kathie said...

the rug looks great
I just love the wallhanging, what a cute puppy face!
very nice job!
flowers are awesome on it!

moosecraft said...

Oh Debbie... I am soooo hoping that those nasty germs will go away soon! I do like that locker hooked rug! Great color choices! Your pup is looking great too! Maybe some bumble bees to go with those butterflies your thinking of? My dog used to have fun chasing bees! LOL!

primitivebettys said...

I do hope healthier days are just around the corner for you. Your rug is very nice. I ran across my locker hooking materials the other day & thought I should use up all those fabric strips. Maybe I'll get one done soon too.

Feel better!

Smiles,

Betty

Kathy (woolfind) said...

Amazing what you create while you are ill and healthy! Sure hope you feel better soon. Seems it's been hanging on for quite some time.

Gollywobbles said...

You are so inspiring. I'm so glad you posted your rug, I think it's awesome. I haven't had the courage to start one, and here you have one finished. I have the book, canvas, needle and still have coldfeet. I think I dreaded the amount of fabric it would take. Thanks for posting...your puppy applique is adorable, and I especially hope you are feeling better soon. ~Sam

Colleen said...

So sorry you haven't been feeling well.... speedy recovery! Love what you are working on :o)

Caths Pennies Designs said...

Love that wallhanging. The fabric you used for the fencing is perfect. And the dog looks like wool? Very very nice work. It seems like you do projects like I do ... can't stop adding on more details. But the details that get keep getting added on are what makes the design so special.
Cathy

Caths Pennies Designs said...

oh and ... I hope you feel better soon. I bet you caught that H1N1 virus. It's going around like CRAZY here. So far I've managed to not catch it.
Cathy

Cabin Creek Farm ♥ said...

Debbie - you really are inspiring!! you get more work done when you are sick then I can ever get done when I am not sick. LOL
I don't know how you do it. I love that locker rug. The applique is beautiful. Get better soon.