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I love working with crafts, rug hooking, wool felt, penny rugs and stitcheries. Primitives are my favorites, but I also love to mix different styles of decorating.

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Sunday, August 15, 2010

Pictures of My 3 New Rugs - Taken to The Fair Today!

Here are pictures of the 3 rugs I entered in the Kentucky State Fair today. I won't know until Thursday of this week whether they will win any ribbons. I'm extremely proud of my rugs this year. I think they all turned out great, but then I am a little biased...

The first rug is the rug I tried to get finished in time for last year's Kentucky State Fair and it just didn't happen. It is adaptation from a Blackbird Designs pattern called Autumn's Grand Finale. I really love this rug and am glad I was able to enter it this year.

The second rug is a table runner and is adapted from a Sally Van Nuys pattern which was featured a few years back in the Create and Decorate magazine. She used a dark wool for her background, but I chose a plaid for mine and it made the background of the runner very different than the original pattern. I think it turned out well, and of course, I adpated it to suit my tastes.

The last rug is a white luminary pumpkin. Pumpkins are my favorites and I can't wait to hang this up next month along with my other fall decorations!!

I always draw my own patterns even if I have a pattern to go by. That makes my patterns my own as I "tweak" them as I hook them. As you can see, I lean toward the primitives which is how I decorate my home. I really love the creativity that rug hooking gives me. I'm so glad I've found rug hooking, but wish I had known about it sooner!

I'm going to have to stop hooking for a while as I have several fall craft shows coming up and I have to have stitcheries, wool felt pillows, penny rugs, pincushions, ornaments, etc. ready for the shows and must get busy with these items to have them ready in time.

I hope you like the rugs. Feel free to leave me comments to let me know what you think. I've only been hooking 3 years in November, but am very proud of what I've accomplished in my rug hooking. I'll let you know later in the week regarding the results of whether I won any ribbons at the Fair!!

Sharon

5 comments:

Orange Sink said...

All three rugs are gorgeous! I love your colors! I'd love to be able to see them up close and in person! I hope you win some well-deserved ribbons at the fair! Will be waiting to hear!
Cathy G

Sharon -- said...

Cathy, thanks for your nice comments on my rugs. I hope they do well at the Fair. Will keep you posted!

Kim said...

Sharon,
The rugs are beautiful. I love the warm tone colors you have chosen. Best of luck at the fair.
Kim

Sharon -- said...

Thanks Kim. I'm anxious for Thursday to get here so I can see how they did in the competition!

Angie Berry said...

Your rugs are gorgeous! I love the fall colors, my favorites. I especially love the white pumpkin rug. They are all so beautiful.

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My Latest Projects

These are some of the rug hooking and wool felt projects that I've worked on recently.

Penny Table Runner Rug

Penny Table Runner Rug
entered in 2010 Kentucky State Fair

Autumn's Grand Finale Rug (Adaptation)

Autumn's Grand Finale Rug (Adaptation)
entered in 2010 Kentucky State Fair

White Luminary Pumpkin Rug

White Luminary Pumpkin Rug
entered in 2010 Kentucky State Fair

Fraktur Penny Rug

Fraktur Penny Rug
4th Place in 2008 KY State Fair

My Original Hex Sign Hooked Rug

My Original Hex Sign Hooked Rug
for my son Adam

My 1st Hooked Santa Pillow

My 1st Hooked Santa Pillow
2008 (4th Place - KY State Fair)

My 2nd Santa Hooked Pillow

My 2nd Santa Hooked Pillow
2009

My Flower Basket Hooked Rug

My Flower Basket Hooked Rug
hooked for Laura

One of My 1st Rugs

One of My 1st Rugs
White Pumpkin

My 1st Rug

My 1st Rug
Crow on a Pumpkin

Penny Rug

Penny Rug
for Laura's birthday