January 14, 2010

HOOKING & STITCHING AWAY



Well, I have been hooking away on my Maggie B rug and it is going along very very smoothly...except...I didn't have the right color or "value" of green for three of the leaves, so that kind of threw me for a loop...no pun intended! You know...when you are hooking along and then you take a step back and notice that the colors aren't exactly right?? That's what happened the other evening. So, I was able to order some "grass green" wool from a seller in the PRGHW group on Ebay. I am hoping to get it this weekend. I always seem to have trouble when it comes to green..I don't know why. It's just a very difficult color for me to choose.




I started a new cross stitch pattern from LHN...."Colonial Needle Works". It's an older pattern, but one I have loved. I am stitching it on 32 ct linen, in a beautiful pale blue. I am using Gentle Art floss and my old wooden embroidery hoop. I have never stitched on anything smalled than 28ct...so this will be a challenge...my eyes just aren't what they used to be!



I was so happy to find the Spring edition of one of the best magazines "Sampler and Antique Needlework". I love this magazine and look forward to every issue. It is full of early samplers, charts, and history.

6 comments:

Lori said...

Bobbie~
Oh, I was so hoping you would show us how your rug is coming along! It's looking so good!! I know what you mean about the right wool. With all I have in my stash that still happens to me sometimes! I love your sampler too. Can't wait to see more of both. I have a few issues of that mag. It's a good one!

WoolenSails said...

Your rug is coming along beautifully! I love that magazine, never heard of it before, wonder if I can find it here?

Debbie

Cari said...

Your rug is coming along wonderfully! I can't wait to have extra time so that I can learn to hook!

32 ct is great, I hope you enjoy stitching on it. Next you'll be giving 40 ct a try :-)

Enjoy your day.

Lori said...

I should be getting my issue of Antique Sampler soon...i think I still have a subscription...oh boy. now I HAVE to check!

Love the rug...it's coming along nicely!

xoxox from Notforgotten Farm

Plumruncreek ♥ said...

Love that rug Bobbie. I have the pattern but, boy is it a big rug!!
Can't wait to see it when you finish hooking it.

Kathy (woolfind) said...

Your rug is great! Will be looking for that magazine too. It looks really good.