That's right... way too long since I've posted! I apologize and hope to get back into the swing of things here on the blog!
I'm working on another commissioned rug which I almost have done so I've decided to start a new rug just for me! Me and my bathroom! It is a Maggie Bonanomi pattern from her book "A Day At Sunny Brook".
I actually drew the pattern out some time ago and never got around to starting it. I really didn't know for sure where I would display it but I recently took a shelf down in the bathroom which held towels and the big blank wall just begged for a rug! I've decided too that I needed to make the rug a little bigger than what I originally drew it. Which meant that I had to sew some material around the entire rug to fit over my frame when working on the edges of the rug. Yes you can do that!
So here is the hooking I started today. I am using some wool that I hand-dyed called "Dirty Sheep"! In this case it is used to hook dirty ironstone. Did you notice my collection of old ironstone pitchers on the shelf in the bathroom? Well they are my inspiration for the color. As well as the color of my hair.... which is white and kinda dirty sheep looking I guess!
Here is a selfie.... It looks like I have a black eye... well I don't... can't figure out why the photo turned out that way! Anyway... the hair color is natural. My hair is getting thinner as I get older. Too bad that doesn't apply to the old body as well.... LOL!
I've been doing some wool appliqué lately also. Have a few nice finishes to share with you as well but will wait for the next post. I have to ease back into this blogging thing....