Thursday, December 13, 2012

What Just Came Off My Frame

This is my favorite time of year.  I enjoy all the hustle and bustle of preparing for the holidays.  I love our little family traditions - baking and decorating and fixing Christmas Eve dinner.  We get out my Christmas dishes and every meal we eat seems a little more grand and festive.  But the best part for me is that I actually have time to do some rug hooking for myself.
I have been concentrating lately on hooking some antique adaptations.  I have several on my drawing board so far and this is the first to be completed:
 It sort of reminds me of a Christmas design, probably because of the red and faded green.  It has been steam-pressed and I'm ready to finish with a crochet edge.  I have a lot of antique black strips left over and what a better way to use them up.
This little mat is 24" square and hooked up pretty quick.  The most time consuming part was hooking those 20 little round circles!
I've already got another adaptation on my frame which has proved to be much more of a challenge.....


Rugs and Pugs said...

Kris ~
What a great adaptation!
Hugs and Merry Christmas :)

Lori from Notforgotten Farm said...

now that's a beautiful rug!
Merry Christmas to you my talented Friend!

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Saundra said...

I have seen your hooking up close and personal and it amazes me how perfect every loop is. But in this rug you can see how perfect it is even from the picture.

Nice design.


Maria said...

I am loving this rug Kris! Maria

s said...

Love this rug Kris!

The Paisley Studio/Sarah McNamara said...

This is a beauty -- understated and serene. Thanks for sharing it. Sarah