Today while channeling Private Benjamin on a 14 mile hike I decided the best thing I could do for my hooking project is do it right.
So I ripped out to start fresh on my water glinting sunlight extravaganza...
I often do this, like when I made my self portrait I just thought I should put the hair in willy nilly. Well that kinda thinking never pays off for me because when it doesn't look like it should I get pissed off. Better to do what's there in the first place, save some time.
Here is a site I found that is quick fun for photos. I was reduced to surfing tonight for entertainment because my ankles are broken see above and I hook with my feet of course!
My originals - both photo and subjects
Here I turn them into an old photo with aviary.....
As you can see by the date on this photo, it was some years go. I did hook today for the first time in over a month and unable to photograph myself I'm settling for this photo.
I don't even know what I was hooking! I mean way back then, I'm not that far gone that I can't remember this afternoon. I love hooking in my studio from about 4 until 7 each day, the light is outstanding and rich. To bad people like to eat around then eh?
Spring Spot - a new recipe developed for the online beginner dyeing class and now this week's new recipe on The Welcome Mat!She is a beaut! Which leads me to think about my followers.... are we ready for a Big Beauty draw yet?
First off these ladies showed up! That was some cause for concern... something about territory...?? Anyway we got that resolved.
Here is Joanne working on her brand new rug.... she hooks with yarn, see what she spun below? Al last week! And here is her very first piece she hooked with her own handspun, it gives this little scene a lovely quality. Well done!
Marie and Lorraine are working away, starting and almost finishing go Marie!!! Here Marion, a new hooker works on her first piece. She is doing a great job! She is a woman of many disciplines and talents!!!
Before you know it look who appeared! Snappy dresser eh?
You know, I couldn't make this stuff up if you wanted me to!
Triple zig zagged, trimmed and sergered ( ? is this a word, I usually say serged but is that a word? I think I'm tired, now that's a word!) edge, found yarn, tried to crochet edge, gave up for tonight.
Still, it is something right?
On another note you should see what my dye class is doing, they went right to town today and back again! They are doing fantastically! I'll show you some more tomorrow!
Lucie, made this amazing wandered fleece! I want to run right overthere and spin it, good thing ithis is an online class because I'd just lay that one to dry in a secret location if it were here.....
DONE!!!!! Lawanna and I challenged each other to hook this pear rug using pixelation. Only two lops allowed before cutting the strip. I confess if I had a block of one colour to insert I cheated like Mick Jagger on Bianca! It was so tedious! I my experience, like some other devices / inventions "made" for rug hooking...it wasn't worth the trouble. Give me shapes any day! There is nothing that will substitute for being able to see what is there, the number or direction of loops falls a far second! Doesn't it look good on my chair? Happy hooking
So far my recovery is going very smoothly. I zig zagged , twice round my backing edge, I sewed my little wool piping now ready to apply and..... I ripped out offending loops in a current project. I achieved all I desired today and I feel good. My oar is wet and I'm ready to paddle hard tomorrow!
Here is the wonderful too good to be believed treasures I was sent by my Welcome Mat Fibre Friday swap partner Chris Hall! Can you believe it? She is a very generous woman. What I especially love are the colour ways she sent, an exciting twist for me! Wonderful!
And now a new feature, Tips from Man Today Man suggests a typing method that will ensure you don't get carpel tunnel syndrome from too much hooking , spinning or typing. He calls it the Frankenstein Claw. Keep those wrists straight!!! Blessings to you in all you do and create.