Saturday, June 7, 2014

SHOW & TELL....SAMPLER & RUG

 
FIRST OFF IS THIS WONDERFUL REPRODUCTION
SAMPLER STITCHED ESPECIALLY FOR ME BY
MY BESTEST FRIEND KATHY FOR MY B~DAY THIS
PAST WEEK.  I ABSOLUTELY ADORE IT!
IT'S STITCHED ON LINEN AND FRAMED IN A
SPECIALLY MADE PINE FRAME BY OUR FRIEND BILL.
KATHY PAINTED IT BLACK. SHE KNOWS IT'S MY FAV!
(CLICK ON PICS TO ENLARGE)


LORI B. OF NOTFORGOTTEN FARM RECENTLY
HAD A POST ABOUT THE LOOK OF A FLOSS BLENDING
IN WITH THE LINEN SO THAT IT LOOKS LIKE IT HAS
FADED OVER TIME. I THINK KATHY ACHIEVED THAT
BEAUTIFULLY WITH THIS SAMPLER AND IT'S
ONE OF THE THINGS I LOVE ABOUT IT. SHE USED
MY FAVORITE DMC RED 355 FOR THE ALPHIES AND
AN OVER DYED FOR THE BANDS.

 
THIS IS MY ADAPTATION OF AN ANTIQUE
RUG MADE BY MAGDALENA BRINER EBY.
I'VE BEEN WANTING TO HOOK THIS FOR SO
LONG AND AM HAPPY TO BE DOING IT.
(PICS OF RUG ARE WITH FLASH)

 
I'VE USED ALL OFF THE BOLT WOOLS
SO FAR.  I'M DOING MY WIDEST CUT WHICH
IS A 9.5 FOR MOST OF IT. THAT MAKES IT
GO MUCH FASTER! IT'S HARDER TO ACHIEVE
THE ANTIQUE LOOK WITH THE WIDER CUTS AS
YOU RUN OUT OF ROOM TO USE DIFFERENT
WOOLS SO I'M USING SOME 8 CUTS FOR THE DARKER
LINES IN THE BACKGROUND TO GET THAT OLD LOOK.
I'M NOT TRYING TO COPY THE ANTIQUE RUG EXACTLY.
FIRST OFF, MY COLORS ARE DARKER AND ALSO WITH
THE WIDER CUTS IT'S IMPOSSIBLE TO TRY TO HOOK IT
SIMILAR. BUT I THINK IT'S COMING OUT OK AND HAS
AN OLD LOOK TO IT SO I AM PLEASED. IT'S A BIG RUG.
WE'VE HAD A NICE COOL WEEK HERE IN THE SEVENTIES
SO I THOUGHT I WOULD TRY TO GET IT HOOKED
WHILE IT'S COOL.
 
I PLAN TO HAVE AN UPDATE IN A COUPLE OF WEEKS
OR SO. I HOPE YOU WILL KEEP CHECKING BACK TO
SEE WHAT THE DATE AND TIME WILL BE FOR THAT.
I WON'T KNOW TILL I GET THIS RUG DONE AND
FINISH UP WHAT I'VE STARTED SO PLEASE DO COME
BACK AND SEE. I DON'T WORK WELL UNDER PRESSURE
SO I DON'T WANT TO SET A DATE JUST YET!
 
I HOPE YOU ALL HAVE A LOVELY WEEKEND.  WE'VE
BEEN WORKING AT PAINTING SOME THINGS OUTSIDE ON OUR
HOUSE AND HAVE NEW PICTURE WINDOWS ORDERED
FOR THE LIVING AND DINING ROOMS THAT MAY BE
READY TO INSTALL THE END OF JUNE. WILL HAVE SOME
HOUSE PICS WHEN WE GET MORE DONE.
 
UNTIL NEXT TIME.....LORI

7 comments:

cucki said...

Such a sweet post with sweet treasure
Hugs x

moosecraft said...

This is a beautiful sampler, Lori! Kathy sure knows how to work that needle! Love the way your rug is coming along! It's wonderful to see you hooking again! :-)

Rugs and Pugs said...

Lori,
What a wonderful gift from BF Kathy. I'm sure you have the perfect spot for it.
I love how your rug is coming out. I almost always mix wool cuts in my rugs. Like you said, sometimes you just need a smaller (8...lol!) cut for detail.
Happy birthday and happy hooking.
Hugs :)
Lauren

Sandra Sullivan said...

Love your sweet gift from your best friend. The rug is going to be fantastic. Wish I had time to learn how to do that, but only so many hours in the day. Blessings, Sandra

Lori from Notforgotten Farm said...

beautiful sampler ~ beautiful rug! can't wait to see your update and house pics ;)
L

dogwoodfarm said...

Happy Belated Birthday!
Your BFF created such a beautiful sampler!
And I'm loving your Magdalena rug~such great colors!!
xo

Mugwump Woolies said...

Happy Birthday...hope it was a good one! Wonderful sampler from a wonderful friend. Can't wait to see the Magdalena rug finished!
Robyn