Saturday, January 8, 2011

"The Stocking was Hung" Primitive Style Rug





Hey Strangers...A Very Happy New Year to you all...
I've been home for a while now...been hunkering down & hibernating. The holidays always play me out...meeting & greeting all those folks at Christmas, traveling, cooking etc just takes the wind out of my sails by holidays end... what do I have to show for it all...five extra pounds...all those Christmas cookies were good...& that Eggnog Latte everyday sure did tickle my tummy...the hazards of over indulgence...back to the gym for me & back to reality. Been busy in my studio designing some One of a kind Valentine's pieces...think PINK...I hope to share them with you soon. 
One last thing...thought I would share my latest completed rug with you. It's another Lori Brechlin of "Notforgotten Farm" pattern called, "The Stocking was Hung" if you are interested in hooking one yourself you can order the pattern from Spruce Ridge Studio, they have a wonderful selection of Lori's Primitive patterns to peruse. It's "17x33" inches on a linen backing. All the wool strips were hand cut with a rotary cutter on a green quilter's mat. I found this to be a challenging rug to hook...especially the doll's face & hair...decided to use a mixed media approach with the addition of antique metal button eyes, stitched wool strip mouth & knotted wool yarn hair. I didn't stop there & also embellished the rug with an antique skeleton key & a rusty bell on the tip of the stocking toe. The rug looks a little washed out as it was a cloudy day when I took photos of it. I really wanted to turn the penny circles & half circles into little works of art that could stand on their own...each strip was placed with a lot of thought & attention...my brain definitely got a work out by the time this rug was done. I love how it turned out...I know it's not everyone's cup of tea...but it really does put a smile on my face. 
Chow for now...
Susan

13 comments:

WoolenSails said...

I love how you did the rug, beautiful work and the added touches are wonderful.

Debbie

softearthart said...

Happy New Year, a rather interesting stocking, cheers Marie

The French Bear said...

Wow, Susan, the rug is fabulous!!! Glad you are back creating!!!! Missed you!
Hugs,
Mags

Susan deGeneres said...

Hi Susan,

Well it's my cup of tea too. I think its just adorable, and I love the colors. Can't wait to see what you have up your sleeve for Valentines Day.

Happy New Year!
Susan

kay Schulz said...

I always love it when I see one of your blogs pop up. I love the angel in the stocking! Now for the wait to see what valentines day creations you will make.
Happy New Year.
Hugs
Kay

Zan Asha said...

Hello Susan! Happy New Year! Seems like your Christmas sounds like mine. I do enjoy the holidays! Glad to see you are doing wonderful things, I love the rug...so beautiful. You are so talented! Hope you have a productive New Year :)

Michelle @ Periwinkle said...

I think that the rug is beautiful, and the time you spent on the circles was worth it, they are gorgeous!

Michelle May said...

Happy New Year girlfriend!
I think the rug is beautiful! I'm looking forward to seeing all your new pieces! So exciting!
xx, shell

Gayle said...

Totally awesome rug - the mixed media aspect of it is exciting!

Lori Ann C. said...

So lovely Susan, you did a beautiful job!

Happy New Year to you!

Lori Ann

Tina Eudora said...

Susan it is absolutely gorgeous and I love the addition of the key and buttons...unique and so vintage looking! One day I hope to learn enough to create something that beautiful myself!
Tina xo

Virginiarose said...

Hi I found you through one of your followers. I love hooked rugs,and veiw them as works of art. I hpe someday to really do one.Love the added touches,looking forward to see what you have created for Valentines Day.

Ginger

Anonymous said...

Its AMAZING!!! I love it!
Ontario Sue

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