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Knitting sheep

I needed a break from my complicated pieces so I decided to work on this piece, yesterday and today, for my 10+ minute project.10769855871?profile=RESIZE_710x

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the outline

Today I am outlining trailing leaves on a rug border. I am hoping to finish it within the next couple of days as I am definitely on the homestretch. It’s a rug I have begun, put away, sewn on the frame, taken off the frame, re-worked… and the list goes on. Then I discovered white, curly, hand spun wool. I love women with white hair. Sometimes I buy the purple shampoo and make my already lightened hair almost white. It suggests wisdom and maturity, denim shirts and jingly charm bracelets. Faded pink lipstick. Relaxed but chic.

It’s kinda who I want to be.

So re-enter the rug. And the white, fly away hair. It’s been fun hooking this soulful woman who can still seek and find joy. The leaves, I am giving an autumnal feel because fall and her months of October and November are where I find my joy. It’s during those months when I will find myself in our new home, to tuck in for the winter. It is the time of the lifting veil. It’s a time when the darkness envelopes you once again, and the nesti

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Green Abstract

I'm excited to start another single color abstract - green this time. I discovered I have even more cut wool strips, yarns and other fabrics in green than I did in blue!  My inspiration for the design was patterns I saw on pieces of sycamore bark I picked up off the ground at a city park a year or so ago.  They were just too cool to pass up, and I knew I'd figure out a way to use them sometime. In case some of you have never seen it, I think I'll post a photo of the bark too. 

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Little Red Ridinghood

I have switched to another hooking project. The three Happy Hookers just need a bit of tweaking and then it can be steamed and bound. I started this piece yesterday and continued on with 10+ minutes today. “Red Ridinghood Poster”. It is 16 1/2” by 20”.10735937060?profile=RESIZE_710x

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Tiny landscape "take 1"

This is a test for posting (not sure if doing this correctly).  That's my first tiny landscape. Didn't put too much thought into it. Just went with the flow. It looks not bad right side up or upside down I think. At the least, I think it will make a decent mug rug (4" square)

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Blue abstract

This is from Deanne's downloadable pattern and video called Blue Sea Abstract. But I made it a bigger size and drew my own lines so of course wasn't able to hook it as she did in the video. But the guidelines, techniques, principles, etc. she taught were still applicable, and I've tried to pay attention and incorporate them into my rug. I've never done just one color or an abstract before, and I'm really not sure how successful this is technically.  But I will say that it's been fun to do and I like it so far, so that it definitely one kind of success🙂. I've been working on it nearly every day thanks to the 10 minute challenge, so I expect to have it finished before long. 

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You never know what you may find!

It has been sometime that i have posted a blog.  Busy with work and outside work too.  But i have found time to hook inbetween.

This week my sister who loves to shop at thrift store came across this unfinished rug.  It was from Rittermere crafts studio in Vineland, Ontario.

My sister picked it up for me, a new challenge is ahead.  I'm not sure what to do with it, the person who started it has done amazing work on it so far.  The wool strips are very narrow.  

So I'm looking for some input on how to finish the rug.

do i stay with the original work that is done and continue with the thin strips of wool?

do i make it bigger by adding more patterns of the flowers?

Or make my own.

so many choices!!!

PLease if you have any ideas i would greatly appreciate your input.

 

Cheers

Kathryn

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10 minute challenge update

Another week of progress on my floor rug. It's hard to see the hummingbird on the right but it's there!  Using mostly Briggs and Little, studio dyed wool cloth and yarn as well as recycled cloth from my stash. The wings and tail of the hummingbird are velvet. This is quite a challenge. So much fun❤️

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Ten Minutes A Day Challenge 2022


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Join us this year ! Ten Minutes A Day! I am excited to encourage you to hook ten minutes a day all summer. When you join you commit to hook ten minutes a day every day you can for July and August! We'll be sending out prizes and encouragement because when you commit to the ten minutes a day challenge you commit to yourself and your creativity…

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Ten Minute a Day Challenge 2022


I am excited to encourage you to hook ten minutes a day all summer. When you join you commit to hook ten minutes a day every day you can for July and August! We'll be sending out prizes and encouragement because when you commit to the ten minutes a day challenge you commit to yourself and your creativity and I want to encourage that!

You can sign up here!

 

 

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I want to show you some little tips here on the Pom members site. Right now I am crazy about flower pots. These are very simple designs I am doing right now but it is their simplicity that is difficult to carry off. For this orange pot I used sexy jersey and highlighted it with rust slub. I wanted a clean looking pot with not too much colour . The pot cannot compete with the flowers in these rugs. The pot has a very simple shape. Lean and long, and only two colours mixed together. I think it…

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Playful is best


Hey everyone, I have not had coffee or eaten my breakfast yet but I had an urge to visit with you here.  Right now I am so excited. It's thursday so we do our live which always gets me rolling. Last week I took a long walk on the marsh with friends and while there we began playing with our portrait mode on our iphones using the studio light mode and we got some fun results. I just wanted to show you what I discovered just by playing.…

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