Wednesday, April 14, 2010


Last week, I hooked a couple of small mats for my upcoming show on Saturday. I love the way this finished ~ the sheep body is alpaca fleece from my friend, Reba, at Storybook Alpaca Farm ~ it's very soft and had a lot more body than I expected ~ I do like it!  The background is my hand-dyed wool ~ my dying is pretty unorthodox and sometimes the wool ends up so mottled ~ look what a great varied background it makes!! And the clamshell corners and little flower are from the scrap basket!

This is the first chair pad I've hooked ~ I drew the pattern for a student but kind of made a boo-boo so I kept this one for myself and re-drew another. It was something I could re-draw but certainly couldn't sell ~ once it's hooked over, you can't see the crazy re-drawn lines!  This sheep body is a combination of wool yardage and a grey wool sweater with some white mixed in.  The background is some vintage wool that I overdyed with a wash of black ~ I like the look!

This is Karen's first rug finish!  She did a great job on her chair pad and brought it to me to bind!  She said she wanted to use it before the end of the year and thought it might happen quicker if I did it! I was happy to help and if time allows, I want to make a label for it, too! 

 Another little mat finished by a student ~ remember I had two classes a couple of weeks ago ~ these girls are moving right along and I'm so happy to be able to show their rugs! Sally has a new place on Lake Erie and wants to hook with light and bright colors ~ this little star mat will be perfect for her new place.  She's hooking high and wide ~ a wonderful first rug!

Last but not least ~ look what I have to deal with when I'm hooking!!  Mr. Kitty makes himself right at home in the wool pile right where my cutter is!! I cut ~ he sleeps ~ he couldn't be happier ~ my Mr. Kitty!
Well, I better end this ~ I have dye pots going ~ office work to do ~ finishing up the laundry ~ and getting organized for the show on Saturday.  If you're in the area, don't miss The Gathered Treasures show ~ all the details are in the link at the left ~ Carolyn, Julie and Carol have done a great job at 'gathering' vendors with antiques, folk art and rug hooking!  Stop by and say hi! 


Kim said...

Great little rugs. I love the way you only did 3 of the corners on the sheep rug.
Mr. Kitty looks so comfie. They don't care where they lay, they just want to be close to us! :)

Cathy G. said...

All of your sheep rugs are wonderful! Love how you use the mottled wool for nice interesting backgrounds! Nice nice colors. Sure wish I lived closer, that show sounds great!! Hope you take a lot of photos!! Cathy G

Rugs and Pugs said...

Alice ~
Thanks for sharing all the little rugs. I love the sparkly feet on your sheep!
Mr. Kitty looks beyond comfortable!
Hope to see you Saturday at the show ;-)
Pug hugs :)

JoJo said...

Busy woman, aren't you? I love that first little sheep mat. His little body is so cute.

Your Mr. Kitty looks right at home. Find some wool and make a nice bed out of it. And don't move unless you absolutely have to!! LOL.

acereta said...

Beautiful these rugs!!! I love these sheeps!