Friday, January 9, 2015

Friday Finish!


I hope everyone is doing well with this weather, I can't remember it being so cold. When it goes above 30 degrees I am happy to be that warm;)

This week I decided to take apart my rug and start over. This time I did traditional rug hooking and I was able to hook it all, in half the time it took me to do the part, I punched. I guess for me, hooking is faster and easier or I am doing something wrong.

The original design is a bit lighter and brighter, so I made mine a little more prim with some fun colors, as well. I haven't finished it yet, still deciding on how I want to finish it off. Mounting it on a board, adding a braided edge or maybe make it into a pillow.

I lightened it up so you could see the design better. When doing photos of my pieces, some colors come out too dark and others, too light. The piece measures 11 1/2" x 9".



Here is a closer look at the hooking and wool shades. Some wools are over dyed thrift and some as is and the background is a black check that has an aged green cast to it.



With the cold weather we have been staying inside and Bean has way too much energy to just sit and relax so we have play times and times in the cage so I can relax for a few minutes. Today we got a blast of snow in the morning and Bean loved playing with it, while I shoveled off the porch. Now if I could just teach him how to push a shovel;) I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend.


16 comments:

kelley said...

Bean sure looks happy covered in snow...

Jacque. said...

Debbie...the rug is looking great! I hate the cold...

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Julie Fukuda said...

Nikko loves to romp in the snow too. I like the little rug. I have old cane seated chairs and should probably figure out how to make seat covers with that technique.

Kate said...

Debbie, your cat looks terrific! There's been a lot of strong winds this month which makes for a nasty windchill - if the wind would drop it would be most pleasant. Nice to see Bean playing in the snow.

Karen said...

I like the colors used in the rug.

Saundra said...

Oh so much nicer hooked!!!!! I like the colors you used too and how you mixed the darks and brights. My dog Ben loves the snow too and eats it.

paulette said...

Love the rug!! you did a great job! Beans is as adorable as ever!! Good thing he likes to romp in the snow!!

Sandi said...

Your rebooked rug looks so rich looking, I'm guessing you are very pleased with it.

We've had a lot of cold grey foggy days although yesterday was milder and sunny. Ah winter you never know what it will be!

moosecraft said...

lol! Bean is getting so big! Dogs always have so much fun in the snow! Great hooked piece! I do better with hooking than punching too... the Oxford punch always hurt my hands...

Rugs and Pugs said...

Debbie ~
So much better hooked than punched! Sweet.
Bean sure looks like he's having fun. Poor Ellie HATES it.
Stay warm, my friend.
Lauren

Allie said...

30 - I'm happy when it goes above 10, lol!!! I LOVE your rug, that is really pretty, Debbie. Glad Bean loves the snow - my Molly did too, she'd bury her face in it and bring it up with a huge cone on her snout. Then throw it up in the air and catch it.

Anna said...

My gosh is bean ever sprouting! I took a class from Mimmick and Simpson and just couldn't get the hang of it...and the burlap made my face itch...I do love the way the texture looks.

hungryhippie said...

Hooking is so pretty, I just love the texture. Great piece! Bean seems to love the snow-how fun to see pure joy-just like a kid. :D

Carrie P. said...

great colors in your wool rug.

Dawn said...

Bean is so cute, and adorable playing in the snow!! Your hooking is so, so,pretty. Lovely design.