Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Hooking Handy

In the old days, "Hooking Handy" would have referred to hooking up Handy for a carriage drive. These days Handy is happy to be hanging out in the field with his buddy Hickory, letting someone else take over the hooking. Rug hooking.



I have a couple kind artists willing to test hook my first patterns. I'm hoping for some feedback on the designs, ease of use, if I drew them out and enlarged them properly... I'm also dying to see what they look like finished :-D.



I like the idea of sticking with simple farm inspired designs. Like Handy, for example, walking past as I'm taking pictures of his rug pattern. Not that Aria could ever be replaced around here, but in a hooked rug, she could be easily changed into Hickory. I don't think it would be hard to customize any of the designs.



And, of note, the sun came out! I don't really mind dreary days, but after so many sloppy days of flooding rains...



The sheep (and Hank - do you see him?) were thrilled as well.

The cats haven't noticed yet...all tucked away in the condo.

10 comments:

Jan baby said...

Love the pattern. Love the horses too. It's about time the cats got their condo back, Poor Eli in the grass on his back!

Nancy K. said...

Those will be lovely! What a great idea. I bet you will sell a lot of them.

Your place is SO beautiful...

Marcy said...

What a beautiful farm you have. I love your horse design too!
Ripped out the latest Bluebell project. What I thought would be a winner turned out to be a ridiculous cape-thing that totally didn't work. Will try again.....

Lori Skoog said...

I can't wait to see the finished product. By the by, I love the fence line in your pasture.

small farm girl said...

Yea!!!! The condo is back!!!! hehehe. I love the pattern! It will be very pretty once it's done.

Alice said...

Can’t wait to see how the hugging horses look when the project is finished. It will be another project tied with heartstrings :-)
Great capture of the fence artistry.

Terry and Linda said...

You are so amazingly talented!!!

Wonderful!

Linda
http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com
http://deltacountyhistoricalsociety.wordpress.com

Bee Lady said...

Wow you are so talented. The design looks great to me, but then I don't hook rugs. However, my rug hooker friends in the Granny Bees hook a lot of rugs. You would enjoy this group of ladies.

I was tired of the sloppy rain too, and guess what? It went away and the wet snow came, and came, and came. We had a storm in our town, lost power for four hours, as did 14,000 other homes, and now...I'm ok if it rains!

Cindy Bee

patchworkfibers said...

That's going to gorgeous.

cyndy said...

Great Pattern! I can't wait to see what they look like finished!!

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