Tuesday, February 28, 2012

I'm a Hooker!

Hey everyone, I guess I got side
tracked, again!  I apologize to
 those of you, that have been 
waiting on me to post some 
more things for sale. I don't
know why I didn't post more,
I just didn't.  I will do that
soon, though....I need to go
through some more boxes of
things, first....NOW, for the 
 rest of this post....
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I have started something I have
wanted to do for a long time, 
and that is learning to become
a HOOKER, a rug hooker, that is!

I bought some wool from Margie of
Hungry Hook Primitives and some 
online, I read her tutorials, (which 
are great) and I started....I want to
thank Margie for her help, she is so
nice and helpful! I know 
that I was making my loops too 
short and too close together, when 
I first started, but with more 
practice, I got better at it....
I know the hook I have is short, 
which makes it hard for me to get 
the woolies through, without 
twisting them. It is taking me, what 
seems like forever, but I am not 
going to give up! Working with the
big hoop, is not easy, either.
Here is what I've gotten done, 
so far.....I am not too sure I like
real dark in the hearts, will see
how it looks when I get the 
black done....I was thinking
on making this a chair pad, but
I think I will just make it a 
candle mat.



 So, that is what I have been up to,
lately....I see this is going to be an
obsession! I might be slow at it, but 
I love it!

I have some goodies to show you 
all, that I found and I won a 
couple giveaways, so I want to 
share those with you.

I would also like to welcome
my newest followers! I appreciate
you all and love your comments!
Thanks for stopping by, hope you
all are having a great day!
Until next time~

Bear Hugs & Blessings~Karen

 

8 comments:

  1. Congrats on attempting it, I love the red and black, wish i had time to try it and many other things

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  2. I really like the different tones in the hearts - I think once you see it finished you will love it! ~*~Lisa

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  3. Hi, Karen:
    Good for you that you are learning to rug hook. I haven't gotten the hang of it yet.
    I'd love to be able to do a rug-let or rug some day. The color and design you're using are really pretty, and I like how you're adding "shading" to the hearts.
    Hugs,
    Susan

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  4. Hey Karen,
    Looks like you are getting the hang of it!! isn't it fun trying something new?? good for you!!

    Tanya

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  5. Oh Karen God Bless you for makingyour letters big enough for me to read
    (((((((Big Hug)))))))
    I think you are doing very nicely on your hooking..you may not like the dark now but in the over all finished product it will probably look awesome..Can't wait to see it finished...

    Thanks for all of the support and prayers you have sent my way...it meas so much to me..

    Have a great Day!

    Hugs
    Tonya

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  6. Good luck with your rug hooking Karen. Looks great so far.

    Felicia

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  7. Karen, it looks awesome! I don't know a thing about hooking, but I think the colors in the heart look great!

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  8. Karen...BRAVO... BRAVO...You are a hooker ! Your hearts look great...and I promise, the more you practice the easier it gets and the more even your loops become although I just had to take out several of my own rows of loop because once I got done I had packed them in too tightly. I cant wait to see how your hearts come out but it looks terrific. If you LOVE rug hooking you might want to invest in a frame since I find it really is MUCH easier than a hoop. I am so excited...hurry up and finish it...I wannna see, I wanna see. Ok, I will calm down, but its so exciting to see folks learning this American craft. I'm here if you need anything.
    Hugs,
    Margie

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