Friday, January 05, 2007

A Rug for Dory

My mom has been doing rug hooking for what seems like forever. Now this isn't latch hook mind you this is colonial rug hooking using small strips of wool that has been boiled and dyed to make a picture on a canvas of burlap or linen.

Mom's rugs and wall hangings are everywhere and it is fun because usually whatever I draw she can do.

Like the house we lived in when I was little - Stone Ridge Farm.


Or her three dogs, Zachary, Lucy and Mollie.
At any rate we are all very excited because "Gramma" told Dory and I this morning that she was thinking of featuring Dory in one of her next rugs!!! So Dory will be busy practicing her poses and I will sharpen up my pencils so we are ready to sketch out Miss D in all her glory!!

How fun!! If you would like to see more of Mom's rugs - you can check them out on my Webshots Album Page entitled Cal's Rugs: http://home-and-garden.webshots.com/album/549125430ZoyfId

Have a great weeekend and keep blogging!

5 comments:

Maggie said...

OMG Dory! Your mom does AWESOME work!!!! I love ALL of her rugs but I think my favorite has to be Fall Harvest. Me and mom just luvvvvvvvvvvv autumn and pumpkins. I can't wait to see a Dory rug! How cool is this!

Love ya lots,
Maggie

Opy - the Original GruffPuppy said...

How cool ! I wish someone in my family was creative and could make me my own rug !

Please make sure you post some pics of your rug when it's done Dory.

Love
Opy

Joe Stains said...

those are beautiful!! I really like the one of the three pups!!

Marvin The Dog said...

Hi there Dory and Liza! Thanks for calling by my Blogs! Your Mum's work is amazing, she is very, very talented!

Like Maggie, I look forward to the Dory Rug!

Love from Marvin and Jeannie in Bonie Scotland!

Butchy & Snickers said...

Hey Dory,
Those are really neat rugs & wall hangings. Can't wait to see a rug with you featured on it. Mama says SOMEDAY she is going to make a quilt of me & Snickers. BTW, your coat is in the mail, tell the mailman to hurry up and deliver to you, hehehe!
Luv & Wirey Hugs!
Butchy & Snickers