Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Giveaway of Heavens to Betsy Wools at Back to Larkrise blog

Cheri at Back to Larkrise is a participant in the Heavens to Betsy Giveaway of wool. I hope my blog will also be selected to participate in giving away some other wools from them at a later time.

The drawing will be on April 10, so you need to scoot on over to Cheri's blog soon. There are rules to follow and a way to add an additional chance. But that isn't featuring her giveaway on your blog. I was going to put a picture of my latest project that is done with regard to hooking. I'll add a photo to this post in the morning,  While you are looking at the rug, I hope you'll agree that the background wool sets off the floral design wonderfully and still has an "old" look to it. It was wool from their samples in January, called "Kermit the Frog". It quickly sold out, but I was lucky enough to get some for this rug.

 First, the lovely rug was designed by J. Soehnge in 2001. I was a lucky duck to get it in 2009. Another story for another day.






Second, it is one of the larger rugs I've hooked at 28 x 52 inches, and the first I did color planning on.
Clearly, this is a rug that is designed to be used on the floor, so that was different about it as well. I am toying with the idea of it across the foot of a bed, say in our guestroom. :)

Enough teasing, here is Kirby examining the rug and giving it his blessing. The "Kermit the Frog" wool from Heavens to Betsy, combined with the beautiful hand dyes done by Christy Mason of Double M Wools on Ebay.

7 comments:

Primitives By The Light of The Moon said...

Looks like you have been busy in the dye pots again! Wonderful wools you have.
Hope your blog is selected in the wool giveaway.
I'm looking foward to seeing that rug of yours all done!
Have a wonderful week :)

primitivebettys said...

I wish I could win some. :-)

Maureen said...

Jo thanks for the heads up about this give away. I have been wanting to turn my attention to making penny rugs and need to get a wool stash going. Winning this would be amazing.Meanwhile I'll be schlepping over to goodwill etc to raid their racks.
Looking forward to you posting the picture.I always enjoy seeing your hooking work...it's like a peak into your creative imagination :)

Cotton Eyed Jo said...

Me too, or one of the other girls in AAPG. :) I'm sure the winner will be very happy!

Rugs and Things said...

I enjoyed reading your blog ~ thanks for posting such useful content.Nice article and great photos. Very nicely done! I really love these wool rugs !

moosecraft said...

Oh my! What a nice looking butt Kirby has!!! lol! Seriously... I always get a big giggle from seeing how people's fur kids get involved with photography! :-) AWESOME looking rug, Jo! The center flower is shaded wonderfully and green is a favorite color of mine! Good luck at winning the wool giveaway!

Cotton Eyed Jo said...

I'll be sure to pass the compliment on to him, Moosie! He is getting along in age, and doesn't get so many comments about his butt! ;)

The original color planning would have used the sagey green around the outer border, but just not enough contrast, so I broke down and ordered from Heavens to Betsy. Now I can see why all the girls rave about the samples!