2 years ago
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Wow, time flies by. My 'Farmer in the Dell' has been finished for quite some time now. Finished size 28x46, and glad it is done. I didn't mind hooking the animals so much as the faces of the family. I must have reworked them 5 times a piece.
I was inspired by the November/December 2012 Issue of Rug Hooking Magazine's article on the Sincerely Jane Rugs, especially one hooked by Saundra of Woodland Junction. See her blog here. I loved her style, colors, and the border she used is fabulous. I tried to make my version as different as possible, and in looking at hers against mine . . she wins big time. My rug is much smaller with 15 blocks to her 28 blocks. Saundra's is definitely more charming and more of a quilt feel with the extra blocks she hooked. I used #8 cuts and my favorite colors with the background of a tan and cream check wool giving it a worn look. As I look at the picture, I notice two 9 patch blocks on the bottom row. I may change one of them, then again I may not. Oh well, you can see a lot from taking a picture of your work! If you want a fun rug to hook and very little color planning, try a Sincerely Jane Rug.
here). After finishing the Sincerely Jane Rug and not wanted to start another rug just yet, I pulled out the needle punch and kit and dove in. It is amazingly simple and goes very quickly. I found the perfect frame and easel at Hobby Lobby . . . 50% off. I have another one of Brenda's patterns (they are just so stinkin' cute) called "6" Ditty Pocket". And so, I have added yet another new hobby to my list of things I don't really have time to do.