Sunday, January 22, 2012

It's Moving Along

Well I have finished hooking the fish part of the rug and it is moving along. Now I need to get going on the background. I did decide on the background words of Lake Winnibigoshish. I had to laugh though I noticed on the rug that I already had a spelling error! Something I will have to correct before I start to hook! I will hook the words first and then start hooking the background color. I am thinking red for the words. I wanted to thank all of my new and old blog friends for the nice comments! It's always nice to hear back from you! I have really enjoyed looking at blogs lately. I love seeing what everyone is working on. I have learned a few new tricks that have really helped with my hooking! It also gives me new design ideas. I am really wanting to hook up something with hearts but don't want to get sidetracked from the fish rug.

Happy Hookings! Elaine

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Made Me Laugh!

Maybe you have seen this video already but  thought I would share with you if you haven't.
Laughing out loud.......Elaine

Deanne Fitzpatrick "Teaching Grandma to Hook" Rug Hooking - Funny 


Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Shh! It's A Secret!

Don't you just love surprising someone with a special gift?   Well that is what I am going to try and do for my big brothers 50th birthday in May.   He has asked me now for years if I would make a fish rug for him.  Well I guess this is the best time to start and hopefully finish it up in time for his big birthday.  I looked at lots of fish rugs that I could find on the internet and in books. I needed some idea's on  the color and type of fish.   So I drew one up and I have to say none of the photos really helped in my color planning ideas!  Yikes!   So I just started to hook and this is what I have come up with so far.

My "much" older brother likes striped bass so I am hoping that is what this fish will turn out to be.  The background is another story!  I guess I will hook and just see what happens like the rest of the fish.   I did realize in this whole process that I like to "wing it" when it comes to color planning.  I had some wool for the fish but had to get at the dye pots for the rest. I also have not decided on the words that I am going to put in the background.  My choices are:
Pine Cabins or Lake Winnibigoshish.  This is a place we used to go when we were children.  Hopefully he won't find out about this little secret and that I will get this done in time!

Winging It!   Elaine