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I'm a mother of four grandmother of seven and great grandmother of one. I have many hobbies and interests but gardening and rug hooking are my main interest at the moment. I live with my husband in the house that we built with the help of my brothers and have been married for 49 years.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

HOOKER'S BLOCK TURNS TO BLUES

I've been looking at my rug Childhood Memories rug on the frame, there is a bit of time to hook but for some reason, I'm not in the mood. So what do I do?


 I feel guilty and play with my wool to marry some blues. I started with a piece of bright blue and added some other colors.




The  before and after picture of the mauve  wool

The before and after picture of light textured wool
 Here again the before and after of red plaid and gray


The  B&A picture the beige piece.  The other pieces started as white. The blue were still too dark so I simmered the pieces again and some of the dye was removed and more clean water was added with soap and simmered again.                                  



The turquoise wool was simmered and some dye removed and the some yellow dye was added and it became this very bright green. I'll have to tone it down with onion skins but for now it is in my basket.



So after all that hard work I thought that a casual bowl of home made turkey soup with lots of vegetables and some crackers would satisfy me. I added a turkey sandwich and a cup of King Cole tea  to complete the meal. 

 Now I'm off to town to do some banking, Thanks for your visit. I love it when you leave your comments.  I hope that the sun is shining brightly where ever you are today.  JB