Thursday, February 14

Wool hooked rug Valentine

Happy Valentine's Day!
I hope your day is filled with sweet, sweet kindnesses~

Flow blue always warms my heart!
This wool heart is on the front of a project bag...
A class I took from Diane Phillips.
Everyone in the class had the same template~
It is always exciting to see how different & beautiful everyone's project is!

The night before the class I decided to make a test piece.
Still new(er) to rug hooking~ I'm never exactly sure how things will come together.
I wanted my color palette to be flow blue because I had
plenty of pre-cut wool strips.
These washy flowers could be made smaller or larger depending
on the bag template. Making a test piece helped me to get
a feel for how much wool would be required, too.

Still have plenty of these wool strips so I hope to 
turn my little test piece into a small table runner.

Hope you're staying safe and warm through these winter storms~
Wishing your heart happiness, always!

Friday, February 1

Winter Watering Cans Hooked Rug

 'Winter Watering Cans' copyright Michelle L. Palmer

Pup and I enjoyed a salmon-peachy-hot pink sunrise.
Hello, February!
Lake gray is being pushed back~
So nice to see the sunshine two days in a row!

My watering cans are coming along.
Hope to have this rug finished over the weekend... what to do next!?
I do think I will choose a warmer season (giggle)

Cardinals at the feeder have been all fluffed up to stay warm~
Glad the frigid windchills are moving out.

Sharing progress pictures from weekend to weekend~
This is our Ash tree. Sad to say we have to take it down in the Spring.
The Emerald Ash Borer that is killing so many is the cause.

The tree is dark at the base~
Lighter, lighter and lightest as it touches the sky.

Little pop of color to add a touch of warmth to winter days~

I love old watering cans!
These oldies have weathered many seasons.
The bottoms push out a little when ice builds inside... 
Doesn't bother us~ adds to their charm!
Never stops us from bringing them home from a sale~

Bittersweet foreground~

It's always exciting to begin a new rug project~
Very different from a new painting...
Wool hooking takes a fair amount of time to get a feeling of progress.
As small sections come together interest and excitement builds!
Then it becomes hard to put down the project! 

Hope you're all staying healthy, warm and happy!