Thursday, April 30, 2009

More progress on Cleopatra

I'm happy with the progress that I've made on Cleopatra's rug in the past 10 days. I've made more time to hook and I'm loving hooking with the brighter colors in the background.
I've redrawn the tail with the purple marker to make it an actual basset hound tail.....I've never seen a basset hound with a stubby little tail like the one that was drawn on there.
I wasn't sure how to give the sky more movement, so I decided to write Cleopatra's name across the sky and then I will hook around it pretty much in the same colors.....kind of a hidden message.

I needed a break from hooking on her body....which is hook a little, throw it down on the floor to look at it....hook a little more....throw it down on the floor to look at it....that part can get a little tiresome after a while....nice to just hook, hook, hook on the backgrounds.
Thanks for starting this's keeping me motivated to make progress a little quicker than I usually do.

Live simply, laugh often, love much

Hello fellow woolsnippets... I am trying to finish this rug before summer. Spring has suddenly sprung here in St Andrews by-the-Sea [NB, Canada] - we generally go from brrrrrr to bask in a day or so, with the odd setback of cold nights. Daffs are blooming, grass is greening, and the birds are everywhere again! I had a month or so out of my life to recuperate from surgery, and now am wanting to get this finished!

This mat is to be on my side of the bed to help make me wake up with a smile on my face, despite creaks and groans. That's the plan, anyway!

I plan to do a few lines of black around the outer border to finish, but I am dithering over the wording and what colours to use. I have rehooked several of the words as they didn't show up well against the dark background. Still not happy, so any comments are welcome! Maybe it would be better to do all the words in the same colour, or each thought? The original idea was to make a big dent in my leftover woolly worms. I used odds and sods of same colour/family in the large flowers and 'flying geese' border and hit-or-miss in the top and bottom borders, but I still have lots of snippets to go. Occupational hazard?

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Finally Finished my BHR Challenge Rug

I finally finished hooking my Big Hug Rug. It is not bound yet because I am not going to do that until I decide whether it will be going on a wall or the floor.


Sunday, April 19, 2009

Cleopatra's rug

I'm currently working on a pattern from Nola that has a basset hound with swirling leaves around it. I'm changing up the pattern to make it go with the colors in my dog, Cleopatra.I'm trying to use up a lot of my wools that I already have, so I'm trying to be creative with my color choices. The shadowing on her legs is using a "spring background" spot dye that I did a while back.I'm trying to use lots of blacks, dark purples, dark greens and even some dark reds for her black....hoping to give her some her shiny coat. I'm using various textures in her face.And trying to take pictures with her adopted brother Lonnie lying on my feet :)It's raining here today, so looks like a good hooking day.
Go forth and be creative,

Work in progress!

Welcome...this blog is a work in progress, and will soon be connected to the membership of the group Wool Snippets (I can only hope!). This is a sample post!!! It shows my first attempt at lettering on a candle cuff.