Sunday, September 27, 2009

Rug Progress

I haven't posted pictures of the two hooked rug projects I'm working on lately, so I thought I'd do that and share the progress I've made. The stair rugs are coming along nicely - just need to get leaves on the pineapple and I'll have four of them all hooked. Do you think that red star is too bright?


I'm not so sure about the face on the little girl below - maybe I should re-hook it with a tan color instead of the peachy pink that I used? I didn't get the motifs spaced very well on this one, but it's too late to change it now so it'll have to do. I'm really enjoying these rugs - the borders are fun to do - I'm rummaging through my worm piles to use for that part. And the motifs usually just need a little of this and a little of that.


My Portugal rug has the horse finished, and the background. All that's left to do is the border, which will be a rich, warm, dark brown that I've already dyed. I'm trying to decide if I should hook one row of a bright color - like red - between the background and the border. Any thoughts? It will measure about 29" x 35" when it's done.

I'm trying to decide what to do next, but there are so many designs running around in my head it's hard to choose!


7 comments:

Kim said...

They all look great. I especially love the stair mats. I always struggle with trying to decide which project is next. I thought I was the only person who had scattered rug thoughts!! Too many ideas - not enough time.

decorator to the stars said...

HI GAYLE THE NECKLACE, "I ALWAYS HAVE JUNK IN MY TRUNK" RESPOND BACK WITH YOUR PAYPAL EMAIL & I'LL BILL YOU:) DON'T WORRY YOUR INFO WON'T BE SEEN BY ANYONE AS I HAVE BLOG APPROVAL BEFORE ANYONE CAN READ THEM, SO I'LL JUST NOT PUBLISH IT:) THANKS AGAIN, I THINK YOU'LL LOVE IT GIO

Rugs and Pugs said...

Gayle ~
Thank you so much for showing us what you are working on. I LOVE to see works in progress.
The stair rugs are wonderful. Are you really going to walk on them??? The horse is very prim looking and HUGE!!! Personally, I'd skip the bright red but if you want color, I'd choose a barn red.
Keep us posted on your progress.
Pug hugs :)
Lauren

Nedra said...

From where I sit, the red star and the face on the girl looks great. Not sure if it's different up close.
All those ideas swirling in your brain that you almost don't know what to start on next? Me too!

Christine said...

Hi Gayle! Thanks so much for visiting my blog and entering my giveaway. I appreciate your interest and would love to enter you, if you can just click on the 'follow my blog' button.
I have been looking at your rugs and you are very talented - they are just gorgeous! Rug hooling is something I'm definitely going to have to try.
Best wishes
Christine (preferablyprim)

carolyn@primitive~devotion said...

Wow, you have been busy! Everything looks great to me!

Wendie Scott Davis said...

Hi Gayle,

I think your stair risers are wonderful and if you are worried about the red being too bright, why not just mix in a little of the barn red.
Same with the little girl, though I don't find her too pink.
Love that you, like me, have so many different things on the go.