Monday, April 30, 2007
Sunday, April 29, 2007
Saturday, April 28, 2007
Friday, April 27, 2007
Thursday, April 26, 2007
It's really been a delightful journey and I focus on patterns that are easy and fun for beginning hookers to do. Most are my copyrighted originals, but a few are my versions of rugs in the public domain and I certainly don't claim any copyright on them! I also do one-of-a-kind rugs for customers and I really enjoy that.
I love rugs with a folk-art feeling and those with a lot of deep colours as you can see in my work. The rugs I am working on now are also in deep rich colours!
Sunnie's Original Santas
Wednesday, April 25, 2007
Tuesday, April 24, 2007
Monday, April 23, 2007
A beautiful Vermont Spring morning here in the Northeast Kingdom. We are especially thankful for the warmer temperatures, having had a very cold, wet and stormy Spring!
I am in the process of sorting and rearranging my rug hooking studio. It is a peaceful pastime although I am anxious to return to my hooking. However, I am finding wools I had forgotten I owned which is, in itself, a delight. I am working on two rugs at the moment, both are inspired by and/or adapted from old Frakturs and Samplers. I do original work for the most part but use motifs from antique sources, blending them together in my own way. My work is almost always whimsical and colourful...and I work in wide-cut -numbers 5,6 and 8 cut- wool strips.
I was able to hang the clothes outside to dry for the first time this year...and the songs of the birds seemed a little sweeter this morning as they, too, enjoyed the sunshine.