Thursday, February 18, 2010

the lady from mecklenberg

Click on the title the lady from Mecklenberg and see my creation.
I have been working on a new software program called on the internet. With a minimal fee you can learn to use a program similar to Photoshop and create your own images, ideas, logo's, headers and more. This is such a neat tool. It is not easy but it is worth it. I bought two books to help but this is my proudest creation so far....Let me know what you all think. Click on the link. Have a great day. Shug

Friday, February 12, 2010

The beginning

So, Here are four photo's of my "design" for my Unicorn Rug. The corners have a tulip styled flower I like to use and the rest is roughed in. I have started the project and am underway with a few ideas and color schemes changing just a bit. I will take pictures next of the beginning so you can see the progress..... Please fill me in on your ideas and I would love it if you would share some ideas with me. Until next time.........

A new rug just for me......

I have started a rug hooking project designed just for myself. This is a big deal for me because I have constantly created my paintings, hooked rugs, decoupaged items and every other thing I put my hand on and sold them. I also give away allot too...... So, I started with a 3" x 3 1/2" (with extra on both sides) designed monks cloth. I then started looking for designs. I am an appraiser for an auction house and have tons of reference books. i went looking through one that was exclusively about the old Pennsylvania immigrant trucks that are so collectible and valued around here. I found a unicorn that just caught my eye. I scanned the picture, blew it up in size on the computer and printed it out. That is to allow me to reproduce the exact size and design to mimic the first one. Then I designed primitive flowers and greens around the unicorns. Bordering the design is a symmetrical design I got from one of my quilt books. There was an unusual quilt pictured with the same border I used in my design. I have pretty much used most of my on hand wools and dyed the plaids and white wools I thought I would need for added interest and color. My niece helped me with all that. I love dying the wool. So, This is where I started.
I will write about my next steps as I post my next set of photos...... To be continued....