6 out of 7 provincial flowers hooked, not bad! Ok so I haven't worked on my Chinese Roundel...at all...in the last week. I think I alluded to you last week that my new pattern I received from Jane Steele of 'Riverhouse' rug studio, was calling my name!
I am very proud to be Canadian and we are celebrating our 150th birthday this summer so hooking on this rug just seems right and I need to get it done!
I did manage to do 3/4's of my rug in the herringbone whip stitch on my Tall Ship Tale rug. It isn't the prettiest but I'm enjoying doing it. Perfect practice makes perfect right?
I need to get a rhythm going. Tomorrow my husband is having surgery so I'll be sitting in a hospital all day so I'm taking this huge rug...I think...to finish the edging to keep my hands busy.
I sorted my 'worms' Saturday morning. Usually I'm pretty good at keeping them sorted but I got lazy the last while and I had a basket full of worms. Those things have babies, I swear they do. I use to sort my worms into baggies by color and I didn't worry about cut size. I hooked a big 'hit & miss' rug, using my worms and I still had loads left when the rug was done. I now sort my strips into piles and I tie them together with one of the worms and hang them over a basket. This way I can quickly run my fingers through the pile to find what I need. For my provincial flower rug, I'm really, really, trying to use only worm strips. So far so good but a lot of thought has to go into each flower and I'm working in a #3 and #4 cut but my background will be done in a #5 cut. I found the picture I posted at the top of this blog online so I'm trying to make each provincial flower look like these flowers. I don't like that there seem to be a lot of 'white' flowers...gesshh
I dyed up a few new colors this weekend. So much fun in the dye pots. I created a new category within the wool 'mostly mottled' section on my web site for 'new arrivals' so you can quickly see any new ones I've posted in the last few weeks.
I was trying a new technique this weekend dyeing and I was so surprised by the results. The below I'm calling Mystic. A few of the gals online helped me name a few of these new colors. It is so pretty!
This one was also a surprise and it is called Firestorm.
This one is called Blue Dolphin!
Since Easter is fast approaching I thought I'd play around with trying to create some pastel light purple, yellow, pink and blue and then I rolled up the 1/2 yard into a roll that I'm calling my Easter Rainbow roll.
I thought I had outdone myself this weekend and didn't need to do any more but alas another new color was created I'm calling Tumbleweed.
Have a great weekend everyone!