Sunday, January 22, 2012

Rug of the day-Jaunary 22nd

Thank you for all your kind comments about "Rug of the Day."  I am humbled knowing that I had many readers coming back each day to see what was next.  I am happy that I have inspired you!  Now (sadly) I have to take a break, since I will be on the road teaching for the next two weeks and will have limited computer use.
The rug of the day is Give Ye Thanks, adapted from Lori Brechlin folk art by Spruce Ridge Studios (c) 2007.
This rug is hooked by Susan Pilotto.   Wow!  What a great autumn look!  I love how Susan swirled those yummy colors into the hill/ground. And who wouldn't want to live in that wonderful rustic cabin?  Great job, Susan!
I took this picture at Sauder Village last summer.  This rug is hooked by Barbara Hoffman.  I love the addition of blue...very unexpected and very whimsical.  I also love the red roof and door on the cabin.  The background gives the rug an overall old "antique" feeling.
The third rug is hooked by Jan Adler. Her rug was on display at Sauder Village last year but this is the rug she worked on when she was in my workshop that I taught in Indianapolis in 2010.  The dark background sets off the red and orange colors perfectly.  I love the two-toned leaves!
Again, these three rugs show the wonderful variety that can be executed with the same pattern...all have the same feeling of autumn and cozy-home-cabin, but still they are all different and contain the personality of the rug maker.
I'll be back in two weeks with new rugs and new stories!
PS:  Forgot to post what my secret was (mentioned a few days ago):  My Midnight Clear rug won an honorable mention spot in Celebrations XXII!  WooHoo!


denise said...

beautiful rugs! i would love to have someone teach a class in my area. maybe someday. denise

Alice ~ Folk Art Primitives said...

I've really enjoyed seeing all your rugs ~ nice to see a rug show and not have to leave the house! Safe travel to you in the coming weeks ~ have fun!

NMK said...

I will miss seeing all the beautiful rugs every day ! It is so much fun to see all the variations, they are very inspiring & makes me feel better when choosing colors, there is no correct way ! Just use your favorite colors & blend tones together.....thank you for sharing ! Happy Hooking !!!

Julia said...

Kris, I enjoyed your daily rug show too and I appreciate all the work that you've put in posting those great prim rugs here.
I've been so pressed for time that I don't always leave comments and tend to leave comments in response to comments on my own blog lately. I don't even get enough time to post on my blog even. Time seems so illusive lately. JB

Brighton Wool Gatherings at That'll Do Farm said...

LOVE this rug -- in all its versions. Your rug of the day posts are actually making me hook more -- I see so many rugs I want to make but I tell myself I must finish what I've started first!

annie said...

I love these rugs, the pattern is just wonderful. I love the different colors in comparison to the others, the color combinations are just so great! Hope you have a wonderful two weeks!

Constance said...

Beautiful and the sentiment is simple, yet deep. Constance from Utah