Monday, April 2, 2012


Lower right corner is done! I hooked a lot today ~ wish I could spend this much time every day pulling loops and watching LIFETIME TV! I replaced the very pale looking photo with a new one that is dark but it looks better to me!!  If you didn't read the blog earlier today, you don't even know the difference!!!  Crazy Alice rides again!!

Thought I would give you an up close and personal view ~ it really is a time consuming way to do a background ~ but in the end, very worthwhile.

Right now, there are men on our roof making the biggest ruckus ~ we have to have new shingles after  20 years!! The shingles failed ~ there is a class action suit against the company ~ Sonny says he's too old to get up there anymore so we're PAYING to have installers do what he so ably did way back then!  I was hoping they would get in and out of here before the garden started to sprout but alas, that did not happen!  I'm hoping they'll take extra special care ~ we shall see!!

Gathered Treasures Show two weeks from last Saturday! Am I close to being ready ~ not so much! Nose to the grindstone this week ~ I sure hope so!! Hope you enjoy yours as much as I'll enjoy mine!! Ta ta!

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Jacque. said...

FANTASTIC job on the background! I always found those were the most difficult part to do. Looking forward to seeing it all finished.

from me to thee......... said...

LOVE this !!! Do you just pick from your worms (without looking) or color plan the background?

Alice ~ Folk Art Primitives said...

Hi Jacque! It is kind of difficult ~ not as random as it might look! And hi to Linda! I just can't pick without looking ~ it is somewhat planned so that it doesn't end up looking all one color or value in the same place. Its hard work making it look that way!

My Colonial Home said...

Hi Alice,
Such beautiful work! The colors are so warm and muted...but striking at the same time. That's talent!

Saundra said...

Aice I agree with you it is time consuming trying to get compatable colors yet having value changes. And yes very worth it when it is all done.


Mugwump Woolies said...

This rug is a real beauty...can't wait to see the finish!

Julia said...

Alice, you are doing a fantastic job on your rug.
You are almost done.

I need a new roof too and I even have moss growing on it. Hopefully it will be replaced this summer. Hugs. JB

softinthehead said...

I just love your amazing work! Someday I want to be able to do rug's a dream! I have this thing for chickens anyway so I really like this piece! You rock!

dulcy said...

Alice I'm really loving this rug. I looks very antique to me. Your background technique is working beautifully!


Karen Piehl said...

can i please have this rug?

Alice ~ Folk Art Primitives said...

Primitive Spirit ~ You are so sweet to want my creation ~ you, of all people ~ but, alas, I cannot accommodate you!!!

Thank you so much, Karen and all of you gals ~ I appreciate the compliments immensely!!

CrookedHouseRugs said...

looks yummy, Alice!