Friday, October 3, 2008

CROW RUG PLUS ~ ~ ~

It took a late night session to get this little rug finished ~ I was way too tired and decided to add a little dyed hand-spun yarn to the bottom ~ it seemed way too plain so in my delirium, I decided to dress it up! Not sure that's a good thing but it will go to the lake with me this weekend for binding and maybe then I can figure it out!!
This is a close-up of Cilla's pumpkin rug ~ I'm hoping it will give you a chance to see all the different types of materials and hooking technique's that were used! Some of the pumpkin stems are dyed nylon tricot ~ pipe cleaner tendrils ~ lots of hand-dyed fleece! The middle pumpkin is proddy while the one to the right, is hooking that has been clipped open ~ lots of different textures!

Last evening, we went to visit friends and to meet their new neighbors ~ and watch the debate! I expected it to be a little more rousing that it was ~ Sarah did a pretty good job ~ I will be so interested to see what Tina Fey does on Saturday Night Live ~ Sarah didn't give her as much material as last week!! I will be in Pennsylvania rug hooking on election night ~ that should be an interesting evening!!

Tomorrow is our annual Kelley's Island day with our lake friends (although one of the couples can't be there~so sad) It's going to be a chilly day BUT ~ there's going to be an Oktoberfest at one of the pubs ~ I'm excited ~ schnitzel and sauerkraut balls and cabbage and noodles and bratwurst and German potato salad and just maybe - a little German beer!! Yippee ~ sounds like fun is afoot! Hope you have a fun fall weekend, too!
Alice

7 comments:

Trudy said...

What a great job on both rugs Alice! Love the colors in the pumpkin rug, and that crow rug would look amazing in my kitchen.
LOL
Have fun this weekend!

Wooly hugs,

Trudy

Jacque said...

Great rugs...both of them. You done good, Alice. The pumpkin one is really interesting...would love to get my hands on that!

JoJo said...

Alice, I LOVE the hand spun you added to the bottom. Gives it a really special flavor! And Cilla's pumpkin rug is spectacular!

As for posting only an occasional picture of your home to keep me coming back, well, I'll be here every day, regardless. I just keep checking in to see what you're up to. It's a great way to start my day.

Have a good weekend! And enjoy!

BeFRuiTFuL said...

The pumpkin rug is totally awesome. With all the different materials and methods used it givs it great depth. Just love it.

Awwwww you Crow mat is cute as can be.

JoEllen

TamboinMO said...

I love the handspun yarn that you used on the crow rug and happy to see that Cilla inspired you to do that. Her pumpkin rug just makes me want to reach out and TOUCH it....makes me want to bring more fibers into my rugs as well.

Alice ~ Folk Art Primitives said...

Thanks for commenting ~ I love it when you guys let me know you're reading this stuff!! I need to start something tonite ~ time is getting away from me!!
Alice

I Play Outside The Box said...

Crows are my favorite. Love this rug!