Wednesday, September 9, 2009

The neon footstool

I started this footstool at “Rugs on the Rocks” in Maine with Kim Nixon as my teacher.

My husband, Kenny, drew the design loosely based on design elements from a floor in a casino in Las Vegas, “Wynn”.

These are the brightest colors I've hooked to date. We're not talking Crayola colors....we're talking neon markers! I must confess that dyeing these bright colors and working with them makes me very happy.

Do these colors "go" anywhere in my current decorating scheme? Nope, not one bit, but that can always change :)

I still have quite a bit to hook, but I think if I buckle down and work on one panel every night I should be able to get this finished by next week. I’m feeling determined! Plus, now that the weather is cooling off, it makes hooking more enjoyable. Sitting on the couch, dogs snoozing at your feet, rug on your lap, pulling loops and watching an old movie....sounds like a day of heaven.

Here is an overall picture of the rug:

The top, I love the star....the duller yellow in the center makes the outer yellow shine.

Side 1

Side 2

Side 3

Side 4

As you can see….not all that much to hook to finish it up….I’d best get cracking!


  1. WOWZERS! What a great rug Tammy! I LOVE the beading around that big red flower - I keep forgetting to try that on one of my rugs. Are you nervous about stitching it together to cover the footstool?

  2. What a great piece and so colorful! Can't wait to see it finished and assembled.

  3. I love the colours, so vibrant and alive. Sometimes, rugs are so drab looking even though they are beautiful. This design shines!

  4. Tammy, You know I love it and you guys should see it in person!!! I just noticed Kenny's coneflower in side three! Beautiful.

  5. Hi, Tammy -- Thanks for stopping by today. I love your bright colors -- can;t wait to see the finished footstool. As for geometrics -- go for it! They are good for those times when you want something easy and thoughtless or when you don;t have a specific project in mind.


  6. what a happy rug, the colors make me smile :) love it


  7. It is absolutely wonderful!!! It's a real show-stopper and you're doing an amazing job!!! :D