Monday, September 14, 2015

A New Week

A new week and the last week of summer!!! We have a weather change coming, it is so nice to see clouds that aren't smoke. I hope the rains come and put out the fires that are burning in the west. At least cooler temps might help.

I made a big mistake in my rug hooking. I ran out of wool. I have rugs in various stages of work. I should get my wool order this week though and I will be working again. I also ordered all kinds of fall colors of dye to make luscious wool colors this week. I am excited.

Here is my newest chicken rug.

Sometimes I just have to hook a chicken.
I had to draw out my some more patterns, which finished off my backing too. A person who buys my rugs, asked me this weekend, if I could turn these next two patterns into pillows. So I will try my hand at hooked pillows.

I like these patterns so I hope they look good as pillows. I rarely sit down now that I don't have wool and a hook in my hand. In fact, I feel strange when I am doing something else without a hook in my hand.

Ron very sweetly drew out a fall pattern for me. I think I would have to use as size two or three blade for the wool for this. I think it might be fun to try.

It makes me happy when he sketches out rugs. I wouldn't ever be able to put it in my store. As soon as it cools off we have other things we would like to be doing again. Like wood projects.

I hope you have a lovely week. All I do and all I think about right now is wool, and hooking and rugs.
I need to be thinking about hula hoes, and weeds and getting things put to bed for winter.

Thank you so much for stopping by today,

“Trees were so rare in that country, and they had to make such a hard fight to grow, that we used to feel anxious about them, and visit them as if they were persons.”
― Willa Cather, My Ántonia


Nancy said...

Your rugs are so beautiful and isn't it nice when hubby get involved in the process. I have a question for you...what size would the pillows be because I would love to have one of the "feed my sheep" like I got before? I am so enjoying this piece in our mountain home. I hope you have a wonderful week sweet girl....

Pom Pom said...

You're on a roll with your hooking, Kim! Go! Go! Go! I love Ron's sketch. He's good, too!
I'm glad that cooler weather may roll in. It's supposed to be 90 degrees here today. Again.

Kessie said...

I love Dad's farm rug! He draws that style perfectly! I'm looking forward to a weather change, too.

Kerin said...

Such cute rug patterns, and the pillows will turn out great, I'm sure!
Love that Ron drew out a pattern for you... it's adorable!!
Hope that you are able to get all that you want to do, done... you will be busy, that's for certain :)

Have a happy week.

Debbie said...

the rug patterns are so fun!! ron's rug is my favorite (wink)!!!

Kim said...

Wow, great patterns. The rug you are hooking now is one of my favourites. Love it and anxious to see it finished!

Susan Kane said...

The autumn leaf in your header makes me yearn for trees that do that here in San Diego

Gail said...

I think you have earned the right to hook when you want. It is difficult to be comfortable and know what you enjoy doing. Be glad you have reached that spot and enjoy it. said...

Well your rugs are just beautiful and well worth thinking about. How much fun! Just enjoy this season of life and being creative. Yes, fall is on the way.

Debbie said...

It's soo exciting that rain might be on the way! I am soo over this heat! Soo ready for a change. I love that your husband draws out rugs for you to hook. I can soo identify with your mind being soo filled with this. Mine of course is on my sewing, I think about the next project honestly as I am hardly finished with whatever I am doing. There is soo much floating around in my head, lol. I am soo grateful for this season in my life. Have a good week!

Gumbo Lily said...

I like Ron's fall sketch. I'm wondering what the size of your average rug is? Just curious if they are rugs that actually go onto the floor or if they are more decorative, for the walls or on a table or something? They've all got lots of character and charm.

The quote by Willa Cather reminds me of growing trees out here on the prairie. Trees take a long time to become established here.

TexWisGirl said...

really cute designs. like that chickie rug!

Julia said...

Your rugs are all wonderful. I especially love that Feed my Sheep pattern too. Again, you are amazing. Imagine running out of wool. I wish you lived closer, I'd let you go wild through my wool. I have a lot of recycled wool but all good for hooking. Now if I could find the time to hook.

I hope your wool arrives soon.

Ida said...

Those are cool patterns for your rugs. I'm allergic to wool but I still think they are going to be fantastic when finished.