Wednesday, December 15, 2010

What's On My Frame Right Now?

Now that I have all the traveling and shows and camps over with for 2010, I have had some time to sit at my frame and hook.  It's a great feeling to get back to my creativity and rug hooking!  And nothing is more festive than to hook a Santa during the Holiday season!  I know I won't get it done in time for Christmas but hey, it doesn't matter.  It's just plain old fun to do.
I'm working on Midnight Clear, an adaptation from Lori Brechlin's folk art. I have wanted to work on this pattern for sooo long!  The colors were swirling around in my head, so it seems like the design is practically hooking itself!
 Santa's face was fun to do...once I got his eyes worked in there, his personality just popped!  I think outlining his mustache in the gray wool helped give a little more character to his face too.
 And what could be more delightful than this little pocket snowman?  I hooked the pocket in red striped wool to make it look like it was patched and added on later.  Lori has such a wonderful, whimsical way of creating these charming characters!
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Five more days until the unveiling of the blog challenge project.....tick tock tick tock....what could it be?

10 comments:

HomeSpunPrims said...

I LOVE your rug Kris! He is going to be fabulous. Can't wait to see more hooked!

Alice ~ Folk Art Primitives said...

Love your Santa rug!!! My challenge piece is almost done ~ yikes! The time is drawing near! Glad that you're hooking just for the fun of it! I started a little piece last night for that same reason!!

Sherry said...

Oh Kris you are so right about his eyes!! It all looks perfect!! What cut are you using???
I have Maria Barton's Belsnickle to hook for ME!!!

PS:I'm very interested in the challenge!!!

Lori Ann C. said...

Love this . . .

Lori Ann

Primitives By The Light of The Moon said...

Awesome start on your santa rug! Love the pocket it just makes his coat.

Mary said...

He is just the cutest character! Lovely job! Can't wait to see the rest of him come to life!

Rugs and Pugs said...

Kris ~
Love your Santa rug. Please keep us posted on your progress.
Merry Christmas to you and your loved ones (furbabies too) :)
Lauren

woolwoman said...

I agree Kris - I love to work on seasonal things "in the season" even though they won't get finished this year. I love this design and has risen right to the top of my wish list - your face is so wonderful and expressive. I hope you are enjoying the season!
Melody

kelley said...

Kris your hooking is so wonderful...the colors just sing in thsi rug...looking forward to the finished piece...

beeinstitches said...

A great piece to hook this time of year! I have this very canvas set aside for a rug camp that I am going to in January. Really looking forward to starting it and seeing yours is very inspirational!!! Can't wait to see your progress.