Tuesday, April 6, 2010


Finally!  Mr. Rabbit rug is all done!  I took him to the lake this weekend for Easter, got the binding done and voila!  I didn't re-do his tail ~ he's going to live in our bedroom ~ he'll only be seen by two people~
and besides, that ~ I don't like to reverse hook! I think he'll be very happy there!

This is Mr. Rabbit's new home ~ in front of two comfy chairs that we almost never sit in!  I really hooked it for my side of the bed, so that when I wake up, I have a nice soft rug for my tootsies to land on!  For the rug hookers who are reading, I hook high and with a wide cut. Rugs hooked high and wide, especially for the floor, have a lot of substance to them ~ very soft and cushy ~ this rug has lots of substance!

This photo shows a couple of elements  in the room that made me think Mr. Rabbit could be at home here.  The rabbit pattern is drawn by Margaret Shaw, a painter ~ she also is the artist who painted the cat at the left of this picture.  And the wooden folk art rabbit that perches on top of the cabinet, just told me that the rug belonged in here!  I love M. Shaw's work (she also goes by that) and her rug  hooking patterns are hard to find.  She usually is at the summer show at Quailcrest Herb Farm north of Wooster in  June ~ I'm going to try to get there and see what she has to offer. 

Easter weekend was pretty quiet for us, except on Friday night ~ we went to dinner with friends, Kathy and Jim and then we danced the night away to The Traveling Lounge Lizards!!  Don't you just love that name?  They play music that appeals to people of our age and the guys that play are our age ~ Sonny and I left sometime after midnight ~ the next day we took a walk and watched TV movies and slept the day away!!  Party animals ~ that's us!  On Sunday, Sonny, Tad and I went to dinner and then headed back to our home.  Sonny has been working so hard on this rehab house besides his job ~ I think we just needed some r-and-r ~ now we're back in the swing of things!!

Things are greening up ~ daffodils are blooming ~ and the yard work awaits!! I went out for a while yesterday and cut back all the grasses and raked leaves ~ it'll take me a month of Sundays to get done all there is out there!  And I have a show to prepare for ~ and a rug trip coming up ~ and a trip to Seattle ~ all before the end of the month!!  Hang on ~ it's gonna be a bumpy ride!!

Have a great day and enjoy your journey!!


Kim said...

I think Mr. Rabbit's new home is perfect. He looks very happy! And I like his tail.

Alice ~ Folk Art Primitives said...

Thanks, Kim ~ I just needed one person to tell me that and now I like his tail a lot!!

Kim said...

Alice I LOVE Mr. Rabbit!!!! Just wondeful!

Unknown said...

I love M. Shaw and I think Mr. Rabbit looks great in front of your white chairs.

jane augenstein said...

Oh, Alice I too love Mr. Rabbit and his tail, what was wrong with his tail? I think the whole thing is perfect and in the perfect place too.
"The Traveling Lounge Lizards" sounds like it could be the name of a new rug??? LOL

Alice ~ Folk Art Primitives said...

I love the idea of doing a rug in honor of The TLL band!! I thought his tail was too white, Jane ~ but I decided it's not!!! Thanks all for the nice comments!!

Rugs and Pugs said...

Alice ~
I LOVE Mr. Rabbit. Too cute and he looks right at home by your chairs.
You sure do have a busy month planned. I wish I had your energy!!!
Pug hugs :)

April DeConick said...

Alice, what a beautiful rug, and what a beautiful room. I love the pale gray.

weaverpat said...

The bunny rug is perfect in that room! Don't change anything!!!

Alice ~ Folk Art Primitives said...

Hi April ~ I thought you might want to know the paint color is Silver Sage (a beautiful grey-green) from Restoration Hardware ~ it's the signature color of their stores. Thanks for all the nice words about Mr. Rabbit!!!

Clarity said...

Have a pleasant day. Love your blog. Been here a couple of times now ;)
Greetings from Norway :)

Alice ~ Folk Art Primitives said...

Greetins from Norway!! Imagine that someone from that far away is reading this blog! Thank you for stopping by!!!!!

brenda said...

You have a wonderful talent for home decor! I love the room and the rug is perfect!

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