Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Diary of a Rug --- part 5

The last Dear Diary entry talked about hooking the boards and windows on the house. I was hooking the boards straight across horizontally and simultaneously working the windows vertically. Eventually I worked my way down the front of the house to the door...so the door had to be hooked in next before I could continue.
I had remembered seeing a door/window treatment at Shaker Village in Kentucky that was similar to this drawing. I checked their website and sure enough, that was all the inspiration I needed! Click here and take a look at the beautiful Shaker door. I want my door to be like that!
In order to get a graceful outline for the door and windows, I used some of my roof wool and cut the strips in a #6. I can hear a gasp from the "really-wide-strip" hooking population....yes those strips were tiny but hey, it wasn't that bad! And the window outline looks great, right? It is all about whatever works!
I really toyed with the idea of hooking a blue door on the house but I think the green door has a greater impact. I believe part of the reason is because red and green are complimentary colors on the color wheel. I love the combination for this house.
Once the door was completed, I could finish up with the boards on the house. Notice that I hooked a line of my "ground" at the base of the house. It is serving as a holding line right now. I decided that I did not want green for the ground...too predictable. Besides, in the fall, most everything starts to turn brown and I imagine that the ground in my pumpkin patch has done the same.
Let's take a step back and view the work so far. As you can see, I have been slowly hooking around the outside border and filling in the background. It's time to think about the little outhouse and what kind of wool choices will be next.....
I'm flying out to Missouri Wednesday afternoon so the next Diary entry will be next week!

7 comments:

moosecraft said...

Looks GREAT! I'm thinking a blue outhouse... :-)

jleibfried said...

Wow - great job so far. !!!inspires me to get busy on my snowman mat tonight...

Primitives By The Light of The Moon said...

It's coming right along and love all the colors you have used it just makes it all come together so nice.

Gayle said...

I'm LOVING it! And you'll have it done in now time.

Mary said...

How lovely your house is!!! Wish I lived there. Thanks again for sharing!

Alice ~ Folk Art Primitives said...

Kris ~ your hooking is so even and beautiful!! And I, too, thought blue outhouse!!! Have a fun trip!! And Happy Thanksgiving to you and Ken!

Amanda said...

Go for the biffy, seester!