Sunday, March 29, 2009

Seven More Stair Treads

I have been so busy getting ready for the Dexter show
(which was great, thank you everyone), I have
neglected my blog. A couple people asked about my
other stair treads, so I finally took a picture of them
too. They are all inspired by my carvings, with a black
and mustard border to tie them together. I have finally
come to the conclusion that I am not capable of hooking
a large rug, but love to do smaller ones. This way, when
they are all done, it will have the effect of a large rug,
but was done in smaller steps (haha). Partway through
the treads, I decided to add my bugs to the rugs too,
since I carve so many things and this would help to
incorporate more of my carvings into the rugs. My
dilemma now, other than what carving to hook,
is whether or not to keep each tread the same shape
and size, approximately 9 1/2" x 28", or to shape the
last 5 treads according to the steps which are winders,
and would be basically triangular. This decision might
hold up my hooking for a long time! I think my next rug
will be a big green frog with a fly on the end of his long
tongue. Perfect for spring, especially since we now hear
our spring peepers in our pond in the woods and on our
walks down the country roads. Kris Miller of Spruce
Ridge Studios carries patterns for the sheep, whale, frog
and Halloween scene, along with my chickens.Contact
her at for the patterns.

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