Thursday, September 15, 2011

Fall Pumpkins

Greetings from Ohio, where it feels like an early fall is setting in.

I bought pumpkins today, which is just another sign that fall is closer.

However, the pumpkins were really nice.

They were grown from a pumpkin farmer up the road.

I finished hooking this rug. It is a Country Stitches pattern

It is 17.5" x 17.5"

I used purple in it, which is a little out of my comfort zone.

Thanks to Katie who suggested I use purple.

Until next time....


  1. *****your rug is wonderful and you work is always perfect...i have purchased some on
    e-bay. as for the purple, plums are better
    and any purple on the red side works perfectly
    with the egyptian reds and terra cotta's. try
    it...the flowers on this rug are getting lost
    and tha's too bad because it detracts from the
    overall presentation. a good place to try a brick red and the plum from the dress to give
    this what it needs!
    once again...great craftsmanship, as always!

  2. Great rug! We got a blast of cool air yesterday afternoon... and it feels W*O*N*D*E*R*F*U*L!!! It's making me want to bring out the wool and get hooking! But, today is for a PA trip to get some mums and pumpkins...

  3. Sweet!! I think the soft purple really adds :)

  4. Love it!! Your rugs are always outstanding!!

  5. *****greetings...the change you made is great!
    don't be afraid to add the plums to your hooking, they will add much depth and warmth.
    try this: draw a heart...outline with a terra cotta/egyptian red with one or two rows, fill with a plum purple. you will like the results. if you dye your own materials, choose some blue
    plaids and overdye with the egyptian or terra cotta from cushing's and while you are at it, to really dull down any yellows or gold weakly
    overdye/wash with a purple. makes all the difference in the world and you can combine the three beautifully because the plum has
    been the "tonal" gathering of the colors.
    again, nice change.