Sunday, June 21, 2009

Water is all hooked

Day 1 of my STAY-cation I spent it lolling about a bit and also doing a little work on the garden rug. I have the water feature finished and am getting ready to move on to working on the flower portion of the mullen "weed flower".

The flower will consist of different values of yellow and I think I've decided to make it a bit 3-dimensional by tying larger and smaller wool strips into knots and then sewing them onto the backing....I've never done this before, so I'm sure it will be more labor intensive than I think it will be, but hopefully will be worth the extra effort. Plus it's fun to stretch creatively and try new things.

I'm happy with how the water turned out going from darker at the bottom and then getting lighter towards the top. Kenny told me that the bubbles represented our backyard pool and my hooking is my interpretation of the water.

I'm also loving how the flowers come "off" of the canvas and I tried to work bits of purple into the water to make it look like the flower is reflecting in the water.

I'm hoping if you click on the pictures you can see them larger.


  1. Your rug is going to be just gorgeous but it's those Cone Flowers that catch my eye...You've caught their likeness just perfect! Can't wait to see the finished piece! Hugs, Sher

  2. so will be interesting to see this as you post. thanks. arlyce

  3. Tammy ~
    Love how the rug is progressing. Keep us posted. Hopefully you'll have lots of time to hook and have lots of other fun on your stay-cation. I'd think I'd died and gone to heaven with 9 days off. GOOD FOR YOU ;-)

  4. Great job Tammy! Love your water bubbles and your gradation of color of the water. Very nice! I too like how the flower is off of the canvas. Gives the whole pattern a sense of life!

  5. It is so pretty. I love the water variation. Thanks for sharing your progress. It is fun to follow!

  6. I am loving the flowers too ~ and the water oooh those are my colors! Love it! Enjoy your stay-cation, great word play! Summer Blessings, Katie

  7. Tammy - I totally love the way the flower extends into the border! Like it can't contain itself. The whole rug is looking really good!

  8. Awwww, thanks everyone for all the nice things you've posted. I'm loving this rug so far and just the fact that Kenny drew it makes it all that much more fun to work on.