Sunday, February 13, 2011

House Blessings



One of my all~time favorite rugs that I've hooked and now I just need to bind it. This one I'll keep. It's called "House Blessings" and is by L.J. Fibers It was done in a #8 cut which seems small after doing so much in a 8.5 cut but it worked up so nicely and the colors she chose are just beautiful. I can't wait to see what she comes up with for 2011. You'll notice I put 2011 in my heart since I just finished it. I debated maybe I should put something else there but I just couldn't decide so 2011 it is. This rug before being bound measures 22 x 38 inches.




Well to change things up a little I drew a little bird on a piece of freezer paper and cut out the same bird in many different wools. Then took a piece of a vintage army blanket and with some threads, buttons, and a little piece of tatting and I stitched up these little pillows.

Warmer days have arrived once again and most of the snow is fading away putting some much needed moisture into the soil. This week will be a busy one as most are but I'm hoping to find some time here and there to finish up a couple of projects I've been working on. Hope each of you enjoyed your weekend and enjoyed some sunny days!

Happy Trails....Ginger

17 comments:

Rugs and Pugs said...

Ginger ~
I'm glad you are keeping that one!!! It is wonderful.
Sweet little birdie pinkeeps, too. Very springy.
Hugs :)
Lauren

Farm Girl said...

As always you have such beautiful work. That rug turned out so lovely. I have been experimenting with different widths of wools too. I think I like the smaller widths.

Kim said...

Love the little pillows. All the little birds make me think of Spring.

primitivebettys said...

Beautiful rug & darling lil' pillows! You are so talented! :)

I sure hope this nice weather holds out for a few weeks!! (at least)

WoolenSails said...

The rug is beautiful, I would keep it too.
I love your little bird pillows and made me think of an idea. Making eggs and have lots of bird and flower patterns, so would be fun to do some wool applique like that on eggs.

Debbie

Joanne said...

What a great rug! Love your little bird pillows! So cute!

Bobbie said...

I love the rug, Ginger. I would keep it too..beautiful colors. Your bird pillows are so sweet! I love how you did them in the different wools...nice work!!

moosecraft said...

Your LJ Fibers rug finished up gorgeous! A keeper, for sure! Those little birdies are so happy! Makes me smile! Have a great week!

Mindy/Raymond Homestead said...

Your rug is beautiful and I love love love the little bird pillows!

blessed country girl said...

That rug is just wonderful! I love the little pillows, , you do great work. Happy Valentine's Day!

Courtney said...

I love this rug and all the different things going on in it. The colors are beautiful...I'll be studying it to help me with my own color design challenges! The birdies are cute too. I love applique.
Courtney

Kathy (woolfind) said...

Everything is so sweet... You are certainly a busy girl!

Nettie said...

Hi Ginger.... The little chick pillows are so cute! I love wool appliqué ... This makes me want to get some of my patterns out and do some that I have been putting off..... House blessing rug turned out beautiful. I do love the colors. Have a great rest of the week.

sandrasc said...

the rug is beautiful...makes me wish I had signed up to do it but would probably have to put 2013 as the finish year ;-) ~ not near as fast a hooker as you. Your folks looks so happy now after 49 years and do look young in that picture with the baby (is that baby Ginger?)

Dog Trot Farm said...

The "Blessing" rug and it's colors are just lovely. Cute little birdie pillows too, they have me thinking of spring!

katie said...

Love those little birdies.
Great rug also, yes lovely colors.

Doris said...

What a beautiful rug, love the House Blessings design. Your little pillows are precious.