Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Scary Weather and a Spooky Rug

We've had some wild weather here in Michigan over the past two days...yesterday the winds started to blow and the tornado sirens were sounding...then a deluge of rain...this all added up to a recipe for a bad, bad day...water began seeping into our basement and I spent the whole afternoon mopping up my studio floor.  Part of the carpeting got wet, so until I can get things dried out, my studio will be closed for shoppers until next week (I can still fill your mail orders, though!).

I haven't  had a lot of time to hook, but here is what is on my frame right now!  This is Olde Hallow's Eve, one of the newest Spruce Ridge patterns and an adaptation of one of Lori Brechlin's designs.  I LOVE it!  So, so simple! I'm using orange and black textures, along with a pebbly texture for the wings...really fun to hook!  I couldn't resist using quilling for the googly eyes and the little dots between the letters.  It adds such a whimsical touch to an otherwise simple project!
I love this rug so much that I have put together a few wool kits, in case anyone is interested.  The kit includes a linen pattern and all the uncut wool needed to hook Olde Hallow's Eve.  All for $70.00 (shipping is extra) and I'll even throw in a little tutorial about how to do quilling!  Just call or send me an e-mail...
(P.S. the size of the pattern is 16" x 16")


Kim said...

Love the rug, especially the funky eyes!

Rugs and Pugs said...

Kris ~
The weather has been a bit wild here in northern Ohio, too. So sorry to hear about the basment. I hope you can dry it quickly.
Love the rug! Your hooking is just so perfect.
Hugs :)

Orange Sink said...

We've had that same wild weather here in WI. Almost like a hurricane blowing through!
Love love the Halloween rug! The quilling is a perfect touch!
Cathy G

Jacqueline said...

I love Lori's designs and your color choices and hooking is great. sorry to hear about your water issue. Just a pain to have to clean up after ..

Sheila said...

Kris ~ I just love your rugs the colors are great. Also, what a perfect touch for the eyes. I just love Halloween. Haven't been on the computer for a while just catching up, saw your earlier post on your student's Never Never rug, it looked very neat whose design is that?