Thursday, February 21, 2008

Unfinished Projects

So do you have any? Now I’m not talking rug patterns that you haven’t started hooking yet. That will be another subject for discussion. How many of you start a rug and for whatever reason set it aside whether it be for color issues or scheduling issues. My MO is to pull all the wools for a rug, start the rug and once I get it to a point where I am comfortable or am having trouble with it put the rug with the wool in a basket and start another rug. Now I know many of you are probably cringing at the thought of starting a rug before you finish the last one. Right now I have five active rugs that I am working beside me on the couch.
The reason this subject popped into my head had to do with my studio and how out of control it is. The other day I was looking for some wool that I was certain I had but couldn’t find anywhere. I remembered using the wool in a rug that I started in the summer but couldn’t locate it. After searching for about a half an hour, I finally found it in one of the baskets with my unfinished rugs. I have so many baskets full of wool and unfinished projects in my studio that I made a promise to myself that I was going to finish at least one rug a week. So far, since Sunday I have finished three rugs. Now when I say finished I mean that the rug has been hooked not bound. If I can finish these rugs, I’ll be able to put all the wool away, get the baskets up off the floor and straighten up my studio. So how many unfinished rugs do I have? Oh, I’m embarrassed to admit this but at least 30. As I complete them, I’ll post them here for all to see. Maybe knowing that I will be accountable to you for finishing my uncompleted projects will motivate me. This first rug is from a workshop I did with Barb Carroll in Columbus, Ohio during a From Our Hands show. It was such a great time.Click on this link to see some more of these hooked rugs in different colors.

The next rug is a pattern by Kelley Belfast which she sold on ebay last year. I just love this pattern.

The link to her blog is Finally, the last picture is a Potted Pear design. This is a sweet little pattern. I'm not sure what I'm going to do with these completed rugs. Maybe gifts for friends and family.


1 comment:

primitivebettys said...

30 unfinished? Good golly girlfriend! LOL I can happily say that I only have 2 unfinished.... my first attempt at a large rug (that was started over 2 years ago- a Pat Cross pattern) and my current one(a Lori-Notforgottenfarm pattern). Of course, I have about 5 patterns on linen (two of your's!!) that I hope to get to soon!!!!

You do such lovely work - designing & hooking!