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Monday, March 19, 2012

Finished!


Remind me again why I don't hook more?...
I don't know why I haven't picked up my hook for soooo long.

All I know now is that I LOVED hooking this honeybee!!!
here it is all finished into a chairpad...


...the blue wools I used for the background match my old chair perfectly
and I love how this looks in my little herb garden
(of course it is raining now, so it's back in the farmhouse with me)


remember I mentioned that i'll be hooking some cotton fabric into this?
well I did, it is the line between the wing and the background...
I think it looks so old and will be more cotton fabric in my next rugs for sure :)


and those eyes...they hypnotize! hahaha...
standing circles are SO fun to do...
you can find out how to add these to your rugs by visiting:
http://alistrebel.blogspot.com/p/standing-wool-circles.html
i know you'll love adding them to your work!



I finished the edges with cotton tape,
nice & neat and tidy...




I may offer this in my etsy shop,
but I may keep it!
decisions, decisions....

I hope you enjoy the pictures...
now,
where's my hook????

blessings from the farm,
Lori


27 comments:

Alice ~ Folk Art Primitives said...

Love the little mat and the cotton gives a hint of an outline ~ good tip! Thank you!

Jennie Lynn @ Appleseed Prim said...

The rug is beautiful! I was reading your new header on your blog and it says you started your design business in 1987. Doesn't that make 2012 the 25th anniversary??? That is an amazing milestone. Congrats!

The Cinnamon Stick said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE IT LORI!!

Karen/My Colonial Home said...

Lori,
this is absolutely beautiful...is the fabric easy to work with our do the edges tend to fray???

I have a chair pad that I finished hooking but now need to bind it...that's where I stop...don't know how. I know I will have to find a tut on it and now I'm more than anxious to get it finished after seeing yours.

Blessings,
Karen

Saundra said...

Lori, I absolutely love that mat. Is this pattern for sale?

Saundra

HomeSpunPrims said...

Lori, your bee rug is so sweet! It does look very old too. LOVE IT! I think you should keep this one for yourself. It looks so good on your chair. Hugs, Lori

NMK said...

Your chair pad is Bee-utiful !!!! Love the eyes & was great to visit Alice's blog to learn how to make those standing cirlces !! Really neat & looks easy . I also like how you finished it too, I have 2 chair pads I made over 10 years ago hiding in the closet....now I will drag them out & finish them ! Ha ! Love the colors you used & the fabric !!! Neat idea !

Penny said...

Love it!! I really think you should keep this one -- it looks fantastic on your chair! And how perfect for your garden!
I've said it before and I'll say it again..... You are one talented lady!!!!

Orange Sink said...

Lori,
I am in love with your Bee chair pad! Your background and all the wools look so nice and primitive! The touch of cotton homespun is perfect! Just as sweet as honey!
Thank-you for sharing your talents and inspiring us all to be more creative! You are the queen bee in this business!!!
Hugs!!!
Cathy G

Sandi @ The Primitive Skate said...

Your chair pad is so Beautiful! I LOVE the blue color and the bee is adorable!

sandraallen260@centurytel.net

jennifer768 said...

Love it Lori!Hugs,Jen

Diane said...

Lori -
Your Honeybee is beautiful. . .and just a wonderful shade of blue. Thanks for sharing. Oh, and Happy Spring!

taylors*farmhouse*attic said...

Oh,my! Just beautiful!!! It makes me want to learn how to hook even more....Hopefully someday!!! hugs!

annie said...

I love the bees and your chair!

maggiesfarm said...

This bee lover would be first in line for a pattern. :)

Primitive Stars said...

Hi,love the honeybee,great job. I am just learning prim rug hooking and love it so,working on my first piece still.Have a great day,Buzzzzz Blessings,Francine.

Deppen homestead 1862 said...

Buzzz~ prim pretty~ fantastic work goes perfectly with the chair~
smiles
Teresa

woolyredrug said...

Bee..utiful Lori!!!
Love the wool choices and so glad you picked up your hook again! ~L

denise said...

i love it!!! wish i knew how to hook. denise

Teresa Kogut said...

Love this chairpad...the colors you chose are amazing!

P.J. said...

Oh my gosh I so love your bee!! The colors are perfect. I have my first hooking project, not finished... You've inspired me to get the blueberries out and finish. I did by a book a while back as I want to learn to do my own. Lovely chair pad!!

Prims By The Water said...

The colors on this mat are just gorgeous! Love this!! Take care, Janice

~The Boyd Homestead Farm~ said...

Love the bee chair pa! It is so cute and goes wonderfully with the chair! I really need to try rug hooking :)
Have a wonderful week,
hugs, Trish

kelley said...

Like everyone else I just love this bee...it really should stay with you on that chair...prim perfection...and then you can sell us all the pattern! Bee Happy my friend...

Jennifer Stumpf said...

This is so cute, Lori! I love it to pieces! xxoo

Simply Wendy said...

I'd BEE remiss if I didn't leave a comment on this fabulous chair pad! Love, love, love, already pinned it! ;-) I definitely think this is a keeper, it is absolutely BEE-yootiful on that blue chair! Would love to see a pattern, girl!

il mondo di Za said...

I love your blog! I also do small things ... if you want and you can go to see me I'll be happy to offer a virtual cafe! Forgive my English

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