Monday, October 4, 2010


It has been some time since I did a pictorial update. The pictorial that I am working on is quite large. It will be 5'4" x 3'10" when I add a 3" border. Several friends have asked for a pictorial update - so here goes.
This is "Bossy" cow in all her glory. I loved hooking her
she was great fun to do.
I finally got the third pig done. Now the whole family is complete!

I had great qualms about doing the sheep,
There were no sheep in my past and I wasn't quite sure how
to hook them. I think the little one got really
These items are in the wagon. A basket, chairs,
note the hen sitting in the chair, a trunk,
table desk and barrel.

This is a closeup of my gravel/muddy road.
I am using 5 different wools to create the effect
that I want. The shades of brown were dyed
with walnut hulls from the tree in my
front yard.
All in all, I am pleased with they way it is coming along. I had hoped to have more done by this time, but with the heat and other unexpected things this summer , I didn't get as much hooking done as I wanted to. Also, I have reworked a large section of the road to get the effect that I wanted and I am now pleased with it.
There is more to do with the wagon and the people therein. I am saving them to do later since that is the fun part of the hooking. As soon as I do more of the road, which is like doing background, I will start on the large tree on the right hand side of the pic and then do some of the buildings in the background.
I know that all of you must think that hooking is all of my life. Honestly, it is a large part of my life but there are many other things that I am interested in. I am going to try to diversity my blog to some degree in future posts in the hopes that I won't bore you to death.
It is raining cats and dogs today and is perfect for reading a book or just napping and dreaming. Hope all of you have a wonderful week.


Orange Sink said...

I'm loving following along on each little part of your rug! The sheep are adorable! The chicken on the chair and the basket have me swooning! Happy hooking this week!
Cathy G

Julia said...

What a great rug this is turning out to be. I'm looking forward to seeing more as you progress. JB

Rugs and Pugs said...

Doris ~
You will NEVER bore us with pictures of your hooking :) I'd love to see a picture of the entire rug, but because of its size, I'm not sure it is possible. What a wonderful rug!
Pug hugs :)

Jacque said...

wow - how great is this rug !! thanks for sharing

Kim said...

This rug is amazing. The detail and the expressions on all the animals is truly beautiful.
Like Rugs and Pugs, I am anxious to see the entire rug.

moosecraft said...

Love it! Love it! Love it! It's going to be a masterpiece! Thanks for sharing... all those animals are so sweet!

weaverpat said...

Doris, Your rug just keeps getting better and better! The road looks great. I know it was a disappointment to have to take out part of it, but it is more realistic looking now. Hope you are having a nice relaxing day hooking, reading and whatever while the rain keeps on coming.
I guess Eloise is under the covers???