Friday, October 15, 2010


Here is my progress photo of the yet-to-be-named rug from the Tipp City class.  I'll have to think of something catchy to connect it with that experience!  The photo really points out to me something that needs fixed ~ do you see it??!!  I'll work on that at my next sit-down with this rug!  One thing I see that I do is use longer strips of wool than Karen recommended.  She says 4 or 5 loops and since I always use the loooongest strips I can get from the wool, if I use a third of the strip that feels shorter ~ it is shorter.  But I can see these long lines of color ~ not that I'm going to change it in this piece but  it doesn't blend as well ~ to my eye anyway!  How about "Tipp City Bittersweet"?  Is that a good name?  I don't know!

It's been a quiet week here for me and I've loved it!  For once in my life, I'm not in a rush to do this, that and the other thing.  It feels very good ~ this is probably how normal people live!!!!  One thing I took time to do was go to the book store and pick up a copy of Haute Handbags ~ lots of wonderfully creative purses that are made by various artists.  Two of those artists are Dulcy Stewart and Mary Stanley ~ both of whom have blogs that I love to read! You can click on their names and see what they are all about!  Would love to have those girls in my neighborhood ~ they're very inspiring!

So that's it for today ~ a short post ~ didn't know I could do one, did you?  We haven't decided if this is a lake weekend or not ~ lots to do here and if we go up there, there's nothing to do!!!!  This should be a 'no brainer'!!!  Have a good weekend, one and all!  It's going to be a pretty one here in Ohio!  Ta ta for now ~ Alice


Rugs and Pugs said...

Wow Alice ~
You've made lots of progress. I guess that's what can happen when you slow!
You may think your strips are too long, but I see many that have very few loops pulled. I can't imagine pulling only 4 or 5 and changing. I'm with you ~ the longer the better.
Whatever you do this weekend, enjoy!
Pug hugs :)

Kim said...

I am also guilty of the long strips. Just like Lauren - the longer the better!
I think the rug is looking great. Go enjoy yourself at the Lake. We are "enjoying" (not) a Nor'Easter this weekend.

WoolenSails said...

That is a beautiful rug, love the design and the colors you used.


ShabbySheep said...

Alice, You're doing a Great job on the rug. I am sooo jealous you got to take the class with those amazing teachers!
I am lucky though, to have Dulcy as a neighbor. Only about three minutes from my house to hers. She taught me to knit before we went on vacation and I'm doing pretty good at that.
Thanks for sharing all the pictures of the class.
xo, Sheri

JoJo said...

Alice, I love your background on this rug. Very, very pretty.

Alice ~ Folk Art Primitives said...

Thanks for the positive comments, girls!! Looks like long strips are the way to go!! Since we decided to stay home this weekend, I could finish this rug, if I set my mind to it!! Sheri ~ now, I'm jealous of you living so close to Dulcy!! How fun!

dulcy said...

Wow! Your rug is coming along and looking very fabulous!! I can't tell you enough how much I love your color choices (very me!). Thank you Alice for including me in your post. You're so sweet to check in with me often, and your comments always make me happy.

acorn hollow said...

Lovely rug I esp love the colors. I really like bittersweet the colors are great even for christmas with some greens around it.

Jeanne (RED) said...

Your rug is coming along nicely! The first thing I thought of for a name was "Tipp of the Bitterweet Branches!" Anywho, I really like the colors, and the strips. Well, now, here is a weird and exciting thing. I live in the same town as Sheri and Dulcy, but have never met them! I haven't been able to attend our hooking group, but hope to soon so I can meet these delightful hookers. I read their blogs, faithfully,as I do yours and feel I know them! I'm glad you have a chance to slow down, Missy. Will be watching for a completed rug very soon the way you're going! Love, Jeanne L.