January 24, 2010

PROGRESS AND NEW WOOL


Just a small amount of progress on my rug this week. I had such a busy week at work..never got home before 8:3pm on one single night. UGH!! I hate weeks like that...I am hoping this week will be better. I am a bit under the weather today..must have caught a bug yesterday...can't seem to get out of bed without feeling nauseated. I did start on the "blue" flower last evening.
I finally received my beautiful green hand-dyed wool that I purchased from ebayer: double-m_sheep_and_wool. She has really nice wool offerings and she usually has two or three pieces, in the same dye bath, but different textures. I can't wait to use it. I think it is a better choice for my leaves in the pattern. I hadn't been to the second hand store in a couple of months, but yesterday, I went on a whim looking for wool. I found two really, lovely Pendleton skirts and of course, both 100% wool. I love the soft green plaid and think it will look great in a nice spring patterned rug. Now...the lavender plaid...I'm not so sure. I could probably overdye it..but I think I'll felt it for now and see how it turns out. I bought each piece for 90 cents. Quite a beautiful find!

8 comments:

Lori said...

Hope you feel better Bobbie! Your rug is looking good. Those skirts are great too.

Heather said...

Ah, i love the look of hooked rugs...love the colors you've used so far!~

WoolenSails said...

Nice wools and beautiful skirts. I would leave the green, as is. I tend to overdye all my thrift, but have seen some beautiful hooked pieces with textures and realize, mine are too dark.

Debbie

Plumruncreek ♥ said...

There are lots of bugs going around here. I can't wait to see your rug when it's finished.

Linda* ~ TheKeepingroom said...

Hi Bobbie...I just found your blog.
My husband and I were your neighbors last fall at Malabar Farm( we're the one that had the big farm table).
I'm glad I found your blog, I'll be sure to stop back.
Blessings,
Linda*

Deb said...

I'm just getting into rug hooking (take my first class in a couple weeks), so I'm interested in everything about the wools (of which I know nothing about).

I love your hooked rug so far! It really looks like it's going to be a lot of fun.

Hope that you're feeling better soon. There are so many things going around this time of year! Having a busy week with later evenings certainly doesn't help. Hope you can get some rest soon.

Siobhan said...

Oh, how gorgeous! I would love to be a hooker someday--just being able to say that would be fun!

Kathy (woolfind) said...

I have that same skirt on the left lol!! I overdyed mine a few different colors. Tore it up and put it in a few different pots of colors. Turned out great! Have fun if you do it.
Sure hope you are feeling better :)