Wednesday, May 06, 2009

MERRIE HALLOWEEN

This is Merrie Halloween by Notforgotten Farm. She is one of my favorite WIP's - Again you will have to just bear with my sad photography - there must be a way to take better quality photos - I'll have to ask my camera savvy friend how to adjust the quality/closeness/sharpness or whatever I am missing.



The other is Hare Easter by Paulette Stewart of Plum Street Samplers - she offered this freebie design for Easter and I asked her permission to have translated to a rug canvas. My dear friend Katie who is an awesome rug teacher/designer/dyer in her own right - copied it to canvas for me and added the darling carrot border and gave it to me for my b-day last month. Don't know if you can see the Happy Birthday Mel on the bottom.








I hope to have Merrie finished for use this October - lofty goal I'm sure LOL since I never work on her at home. She is small enough to be a good project to take to guild meetings and hook in's - She will get lots of attention at our local rug guilds annual hook in which is coming up in mid May. It's a wonderful day of visiting with friends from all around the state and even some from Georgia will come. We have wonderful food provided by the guild members and we take up a donation from all the participants to defray the cost of the meat and drinks. A small informal display of finished rugs will be put down.

In the stitching world I am doing pretty good on my rotation of Shores of HRH, SL "where the hart lives" and Primitive Needle's A&E however I have stash on the way one of which is a SAL on one of my favorite internet boards so that will have to be worked in somehow. I was going to show a photo of my A&E but the progress is so meager - I've worked and worked (or so it seems) and I only have the top border, part of each side border and the top line of wording done. I really am not that crazy about stitching wording so it is usually the kiss of death for me and a design when it starts off with a bunch of wording. AAACCKKKK - I will persist because I love the design.

My knitting accomplishments have almost slowed to nil - Of course that is not unusual for this time of the year. I don't care much for knitting with cottons or lighter weight yarns - hence the name "woolwoman" - I LOVE WOOL - so when it starts to swelter way down south - I usually only knit in silk and maybe some lightweight wools or wool blends. I have a lovely laceweight wool shawl that I work on when I am just too tired to stitch or if it gets late and my brain has turned to mush - I can still knit.

Better shove off for now - hope everyone is finally enjoying spring like conditions.

10 comments:

Tanya said...

Merrie Halloween is one of my favorite rughooking designs. She is so vibrant looking. Nice birthday gift from Katie. Woohoo!

Nancy said...

I really do envy your hooking skills! Your work is beautiful. Merrie Halloween is an awesome design, and your colors are gorgeous. Can't wait to see the Hares!

Margaret said...

Oh wow! I just love your Merrie Halloween! It's just fabulous! And how adorable -- love the Hare's Easter too! Can't wait to see more on both....

Jackie said...

I just love seeing your rugs! Rugs are on my "someday" list for sure!

Deb said...

Wow, I love your pieces and hooking skills. I am definitely going to have to try that sometime because yours is really an inspiration. I love the texture in Merrie - so much more interesting than cross stitch (even though I love cross stitch I just love the look of your hooking!

Karoline said...

They both look lovely

Siobhan said...

Oh my gosh, Melody, your WIPs are gorgeous!! Merrie Halloween is going to be amazing. I am so envious! And Hare's Easter--wow wow wow. Love that carrot border! Too cool.

Jan said...

Oh Mel, your Merrie Halloween is so magnificent!!! Love all of the bright colors and your hooking skills are so evident!!

I love what your friend did with Hare's Easter, that will be fantastic as a small hooking!!

You are amazing, Mel!;)

~mj~ said...

Your rug is gorgeous!!! Please tell me you don`t put them on the floor...they belong on the wall! I couldn`t bear anyone to walk on it!

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