Friday, July 10, 2009

Finished Live Simply! [finally]

I finished whipping my live simply rug last night and it was on the floor next to my bed this morning - and it worked - I smiled and loved the feeling of it under my feet instead of the icky carpet we inherited the house with. The fact that the sun was shining, after three plus weeks of solid rain, grey and fog may have had a little to do with it as well. I am so glad it is finished, not only because now I can use it, but it was getting to be a pretty warm and heavy project for the summertime.

It didn't make anywhere near a big enough dent in my leftover woolly worm baskets, though, so another scrappy rug is in the cards sometime soon. This is mostly #6 & 8 cut as-is wool, some hand-dyed, on primitive linen. Approx 2 ft x 3 ft; whipped with wool yarn from Cottage Craft Woollens, here in St Andrews, New Brunswick [Canada].

More info is on our Quoddy Loopers group blog.

Happy hooking, all!


  1. Beautiful Maureen! The last time I saw this you were working on which colors to use for the lettering. You chose well! This rug is cheerful and happy and will be a wonderful mantra to start each day. I love it!

  2. How could this NOT make a person happy? I love all of the lively colors. Nothing like having your toes sinking into a hand-hooked rug you made yourself!

  3. Maureen, I have to compliment you again on this beauty!

  4. What a beautiful rug to wake up to! Nice job!

  5. Oh my!!! Ohhh I love your rug!!! Wow :D

  6. this is simply glorious!! the border is wonderful!!!

  7. OMG, this rug is fabulous! My friend does rug-hooking so I know what a big investment in time and talent it takes!!