Friday, January 7, 2011

Oops...I'm a little late

With my "What I'm work on Wednesday" segment. Sorry about that. Before I show you my rugs for the week, I want to share this picture with you.

Dave laid down to give Josie (dog)some attention and Iggy {black cat} couldn't stand it. He is obsessed with Dave and wants his attention constantly. SO...he crawled on Dave's back. Isn't that a hoot? See Maggie on the chair as well. All three animals love the fire and they are usually all curled up around the fire every night.

I finished my hit or miss rug for my SIL. {Lynne, if you are reading this, it is in the mail}.

This rug was a great way to use up all those excess worms. Plus, I learned alot about color combination while hooking in the "hit or miss" style. Because I was not particular about colors for the background, I just picked up a worm and hooked it without being concerned about color. As a result there were some pretty neat and interesting color combinations that I would have never used if I were color planning.

I've also started two other rugs as well. One is for my EAL entry so I can't share too much of that....only one little bit. When I motifs like this star, I hook with many different wools in the same color family. This star, it is finished now, was hooked with 5 to 6 different colors of red. By hooking with a variety of red wools, the motif has more depth and interest.

Are any of you submitting items for the EAL 2011 Directory of Traditional American Crafts? I haven't submitted anything in years but thought I would put myself out there and see what happens.

The deadline is fast approaching, so I have to hook like a mad woman this weekend. I'm really excited about this rug....with both the colors and subject matter. Something a little different for me. I don't mean to keep you in suspense and will share with you when I can.

The other rug was the rug that I was going to enter for EAL but wasn't happy with I started the other one. It was supposed to look like a braided rug but the colors didn't quite work as planned. Although looking at it through the lens of a camera, it doesn't look that bad.

Do you ever take photos of your rugs in progress? It is a great way to help you see if the colors are working in the rug. Enjoy the weekend....I'll be hooking away. Maria


The Barn Door said...

Maria....sounds like you have LOTS of hooking to do!!! Hook away!

Alice ~ Folk Art Primitives said...

YOur circle rug does look good ~ you'll see that when it's finished!! Your living room looks beautiful ~ like a magazine ~ except there's a body on the floor!!

Kris Miller said...

Hi Maria,
No doubt that you'll make it into EAL directory. I have always wanted to enter but I just found out that the deadline is next week! So I guess I'll have to plan for 2012. *sigh*

primitivebettys said...

Your snowman rug turned out fabulous! Your other rugs are looking good too. Best wishes with the EAL thing! It sounds interesting. Maybe someday I can look into it.

Simply Wendy said...

Ooh, ooh, ooh!! Love all your rugs, works in progress, everything. The circles are in a medium-dark color palette that really resonates with me. Hoping to get in your class at the ATHA Biennial in October!

Dorothy said...

The braided rug look - looks great.
I like that.

Tammy Burks said...

I'm so glad you're blogging on a more regular basis now! Love hearing and seeing what you are up to! Iggy reminds me of jealous....always wants all the love to himself! Love seeing your pets!

Cotton Eyed Jo said...

Love both of the sneek peeks at your rugs! Best wishes on your entry. This should be a great weekend to snuggle down under a rug and hook away like a madwoman! :) It's even going to be cold in TX this next week.

I do take pictures of my rugs in progress, and usually transform the jpg into a graytone. That's often when I see some area that needs help.
Enjoy your weekend! Jo

Lori Ann Corelis said...

Fun, fun, fun . . . .
You know , once you get down on an animals lever you are fair game! :-)

Love the hit or miss style!!

I think I have a hit or miss life!

Lori Ann

Katrina said...

You always hook the best snowmen! I love the hit and miss frame :-D

Anonymous said...

Your SILs rug is quite charming...lucky lady!