Well, YaHoo! I finally finished the rug for our entryway. The above is the only photo I took sans cats. The rug quickly became a favorite spot….
“ah… life is all peace and tranquility…” ~ ellis
Ellis was the first to discover the new flooring, but he was soon joined by Otis….
“i just want a tiny corner, ellis…” ~ otis
Ellis is not yet ready to relinquish his territory and a mighty battle ensues….
“this rug is not big enough for the two of us, partner!” ~ ellis
After the fur settles, Oatbran enjoys his corner and then some.
“this rug is mine, all MINE!” ~ oatsy
Lilly came along shortly after Otis’ victory….
“yo lilly! SCAT!” ~ otis
…and the fur continued to fly.
While I was upstairs taking photos of the rug, I took this photo of the “art gallery”…
I’ve been thinking about taking all the paintings and globes down and just having simple white walls, but, now I don’t know… I think I kind of like this view.
Anyway, on to the next weekend-hooking-project.
what a wrinkly mess
Between the grid I drew on the linen and the wrinkles from over two years of storage, it’s nearly impossible to see the design. Here’s the original rug from which I took my inspiration.
2 horses 6 birds original antique rug
For some reason, which escapes me, I decided to make my rug shorter and wider than the original. However, I did draw the pattern just like the original so I’ll share that here. I think you can just grab the photo below and drag it to your desktop.
2 horses 6 birds
Here’s the pattern reversed, if you’d like to punch it.
2 horses 6 birds, reversed
When I drew up the design on linen two years ago, I made a small start on the rug.
I think I must have been feeling extremely ambitious, because all my strips are about 1/3 the width of my usual cuts….
strip on the left ~ usual cut (about .75 inch to 1 inch)
strip on the right ~ oh my gosh, what was i thinking?
…um….. yeah…. This is going to take me a loooonnnngggg time. Because I hand tear all my strips, now, I’ll be tearing wool for this rug and then hand cutting each strip into three narrow strips. That won’t be time-consuming, at all. Maybe I can recruit a helper… “Lilly? How about it? Will you lend me a paw?”
“ha ha ha ha ha ha HA!” ~ lilly
*sigh*… guess I’m on my own.
May you always be happy and healthy!