Sunday, October 28, 2012

Last Chance

I saw a rug on ebay a few years ago...
wanted to buy it but really had to hook it
do you know what I mean? for me it's the hooking

anyway...the artist kindly drew me a pattern on linen
(this was her first one to sell)

I've started hooking it many times
 nothing worked for me...
I was trying to reproduce her rug

I'm just determined to finish
or chuck the pattern in the trash
this time
will be the last time

the linen backing has taken a beating
from all the reverse hooking

it's coming along okay...
nowhere near the original
 I'm using up some less than favorite wool
in the background
 border will be from  leftover worms
so it's a true make do piece

original rug by Susan
puddleduck on ebay
(I memory is a little fuzzy here)

a totally perfect rug in my eyes

suggests I add more black
it makes everything look gorgeous!!!


WoolenSails said...

I like your version better, like the colors you used and how you kept it simple and I love the saying and it is something I try to live by lately, it is perfect, so don't you change a thing;)


moosecraft said...

Great rug, love the saying! Follows only after "Necessity is the mother of invention"... let's use our noodles folks and make it fun! I'll look forward to a quilt a long from the Cold Wind Blows book... I have to finish Snow Days first ... or Jacque is going to start throwing rotten tomatoes at me! lol!

s said...

Love your rug Kelley! I haven't seen Susan's work for years I always loved her work,

Michelle~Sugar House Creations said...

One of my favorite sayings. I love your make-do rug. :-)

primitivebettys said...

I love it Kelley!

TheCrankyCrow said...

Like I said up above - GREAT rug! (Yeah, I'm catching up upside down...) :o Hey, I remember Puddleduck .... back when I first started hooking. And I think I remember this rug even. (Scary I know....) I like your more monochromatic version better....Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin