Wednesday, October 29, 2014

AND THE ANGELS SANG "HALLELUIAH" !!!!!!!

 
 
I will sing HALLELUIAH with the angels - you won't believe how long I struggled to get these photos to upload to my blog.  I still didn't get the all inclusive "finish" photo but here they are - all 6 of the little angels.
 
 
DF Henrietta drew the Angels Watch Over Me wording which I feel just adds to the folksiness of this rug.

The rug was designed by Bea Brock in Texas and the color plan and all the wool was by Diane Stoffel.  It is hooked mostly in a 4 cut with 3 for the facial detail and 5 for the backround.

I can't even say how happy I am to have another good size rug finished.  This one is 46 X 19

I would like to hang this rug over my bed.  I am torn as to whether to try and use a traditional frame moulding or just mount on stretcher bars hang like most rug hookers do.  I'm afraid it will be very expensive to have a frame this big made up but I am going to consult with my framer and see.
 
I hope all my friends in blogland will rejoice with me.  I won't even say how long I've been working on this rug - let's just say 'years' and leave it at that.  As you know from prior comments - I don't work on any one thing steady and on this one - I was running out of backround and the rug sat idle for almost a year while I was waiting on more backround to finish. Master at the art of dyeing that Diane Stoffel is - you can't tell at all where the new backround started and the old backround ended.  Of course I did blend best I could with what I had left of the old backround.
  I like to work on seasonal things in the season so my rugs get put away and other rugs get pulled out all throughout the year.  One can say I never get bored the way I approach my needlework endeavors.  Thanks as always for stopping by and for commenting on my blog.

13 comments:

The Chilly Hollow Needlepoint Adventure said...

Applause! Congratulations on finishing such an amazing project at last. I hope framing is less than you thought. It would be lovely framed.

Margaret said...

Woohoo!!!! I'm celebrating big time -- I've loved this rug since the first time I saw it on your blog and am so happy for you that you finished it! Please do show it once it's hanging over your bed -- maybe even before! lol! I collect angels so this piece is one that I just adore! Congratulations -- it's just wonderful!

Rugs and Pugs said...

Mel,
What a truly beautiful rug. Big, too. Geez, in a 3, 4 & 5 it would take me years, too. Have you thought about just using a carpet tack strip as wide as your rug and hanging it that way. I've got many of mine hanging that way...and it's cheap! I can send pictures if you'd like.
Hugs :)
Lauren

Henrietta Allegrante said...

It's even more gorgeous in person!!! Awesome
piece.

The Inspired Stitcher said...

You go girl! It's such an amazing piece. I'm sure whatever way you choose to finish it will be spectacular. Big congrats!

Susan said...

Doing a happy dance for you, Mel! Gorgeous, just gorgeous!

Jackie said...

Mel, I'm totally celebrating with you! Gorgeous finish! It doesn't matter at all how long it took...

Cari said...

Congratulations !! I am singing your praises at the top of my lungs….can you hear me ??

What an amazing accomplishment !! Beautiful !!

Bethany said...

I would love to see photo's once this beauty is hung. Your home must be lovely with everything you have accomplished. So many of mom's friends have really gotten into rug hooking and I understand why, when I see something like this. Congratulations.

krayolakris said...

Congratulations! Wonderful rug, colors are amazing! That's a great accomplishment!!

Sherry@Back2Vintage said...

What an accomplishment! Congratulations! You did a wonderful job and I know you are so proud to finish such a large and important piece! Woo Hoo!!!

Karoline said...

Congratulations, it's absolutely stunning!

Loraine said...

What a fabulous finish Mel!!! I doing a happy dance for you. This rug will make a wondeful addition to the bottom of the bed. Great job on getting the right background too. It matches perfectly!