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Monday, August 25, 2008

With the nights getting cool.....

it won't be long before fall will be here, which is my favorite time of year. I just love all the fall colors from the wonderful colored pumpkins and gourds, to the deep rich color of bittersweet, and how about the awesome colors of the leaves on the trees. Using just the fall color palette for inspiration, you can create awesome rugs. While the colors of fall are awesome, it is the motifs from fall that I use most for my inspiration in Fall/Halloween themed rugs. In the next couple of posts, I'll show you some of my favorite Fall/Halloween rugs. This is one of my favorite rugs, Halloween Stroll. I designed this last fall. It is available on linen for $35 for 14 x 14 size and $45 for 20 x 20 size pattern.
A year ago, members of PRHG each designed a paper pattern for a fall/autumn book of patterns for use of the members of PRHG. Julie, Ebay seller, plumruncreek, hooked this rug that I designed. Isn't her rug just awesome? It is currently for sale on Ebay. If you click on this link it should take you there. It is so wonderful.....I may just have to bid on it myself. http://cgi.ebay.com/BLESTB-Primitive-Pumpkin-Folk-Art-Hooked-Rug-PRHG_W0QQitemZ300253095157QQcmdZViewItem?hash=item300253095157&_trkparms=72%3A552%7C39%3A1%7C66%3A2%7C65%3A12%7C240%3A1318&_trksid=p3911.c0.m14#ebayphotohosting

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Another Lazy Sheep

I received a few pictures from Renne Housel from Illinois. She used real wool from a Lincoln sheep in Oregon for the lazy sheep. How cool is that? She picked Lincoln wool because it is so curly. Isn't it just wonderful. I also love the way she outlined all the motifs in a dark colored wool.

Just look at the wonderful curly wool!

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Three months since my last post

Sorry about that folks...I really haven't been hooking that much lately though. Hopefully, in the next few months I'll start hooking and desiging again. For now, I'll post a finished picture of a rug that I was hooking for our local Humane Society. It's a fun rug with wonderful designs and motifs. Of course, I hooked it in my "Maria" colors....dark background and primitive colors. I say that because, the other day as I was preparing to send some patterns and rugs to Sauder Village for the rug show, I noticed many of my rugs have the same color palette. So now I have a new challenge for myself....break out of my "Color Palette" and try some new colors..... Maria