March 2, 2010

SLOWLY MAKING PROGRESS

Well..I thought I would be done with my Maggie B. rug, by now..but as usual...life gets in the way..If I could only win the Lotto, I could quit my day job and hook till my heart's content! I have 1/2 of the background done (more than is shown in the picture below). I started using an antique black wool in the background, but it didn't make the colors of the leaves, the flowers, and bird "pop", so I "unhooked" background, and rehooked with a deeper black brown wool and am much happier with the result. I have realized, that I enjoy working with a thicker, bulkier wool and also using a #9 width.
My Magdalena rug is still in the works, but my Maggie rug is the one that will hang in the eating area of my kitchen. I am planning to repaint my kitchen and cupboards (YUCK!)and would like to coordinate the colors used in this rug. So, it's really important I get this project done first....plus, if it is finished by the middle of April, I would like to put it in the exhibit for the Saline Hook In in April here in Michigan...but we'll see....the rate I'm going, it might be next April before I'm done!


The darker shade of wool worms, are the ones that I settled with for my background..the paler, more greyish/black worms are the ones I was not quite as fond of as the hooking progressed. This is the largest rug I have ever attemped to hook, so I'm sure, finishing this piece will be loads of fun!!

12 comments:

Lori said...

Your Maggie B rug is coming along beautifully Bobbie! It will be wonderful hanging. I know what you mean about the wider cuts! I love hooking with them and the rug gets done quicker too.

moosecraft said...

Lookin' GREAT Bobbie!!!! All that painting in your kitchen is going to be a lot of work, but it will be so much worth it when it's finished... Especially with you using colors to compliment what's in your rug!

Deb said...

I think that your rug is coming along great! It will be a wonderful addition to your house. I'm still struggling along with mine, but it's getting easier as I go along. Just like you, even though I don't have a day job except for cleaning, chauffeuring, cooking, etc., I still don't get much time.

Rugs and Pugs said...

Bobbie ~
Your Maggie B rug is lookin' good! I know what you mean about the wider cuts. I am beginning to think an 8 cut is too skinny!
Please keep us posted on your progress.
Pug hugs :)
Lauren

Julie said...

That settles it then...you must bring your Maggie rug to Ault's this Sat!

Mary said...

Bobbie, your rugs are AWESOME! Love how they are turning out. And your background on your Maggie rug looks so rich!!! Can't wait to see more!!!!

Ter'e said...

Bobbie:
Cut yourself some slack, Your rug looks great. As you hook it - love what you are doing - you are putting your soul into that piece and you will love it for many years afterards.

Wish I lived closer and I would jump in, with all 4's, and help you paint that kitchen to showcase your rugs!!!!!

Do it all with Glee. You've got lovely artwork to showoff - you have a kitchen that is going to be smokin hot and you'll have all the satisfaction of knowing you did it yourself. YOU GO GIRL!!!!! You'll be so proud when it's all finished.

Put a smile on your face! We are rootin for you!!!!!!!!!!

Joanne said...

Looking really good Bobbie - You are doing a great job - I love wider cuts too! The look makes it so much more primitive

Jeanne said...

This is my all time favorite pattern of Maggie's ! Its looking wonderful so far...great work ! (I wish I knew how to hook..)

Sheila said...

Loved seeing your Maggie rug in person. It was great to meet you.

Penelope's Beehive said...

Your rug is gorgeous...keep your hook close at hand and before you can blink, your woolen lovely shall be finished!

QUAINT AND PLAIN said...

SUCH BEAUTIFUL AND LOVELY COLORS..SOON IT WILL BE HANGING IN YOUR FRESHLY PAINTED ROOM FILLING YOUR HEART WITH JOY AND GLADNESS..