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Friday, March 1, 2013

Boring Hooker


I'm a boring hooker. I tend to go right for the same colors when planning my rugs...mustard gold, some sort of red/burgundy, various greens...dark background. Try as I might, I can't seem to get out of my comfort zone.

Until yesterday...this happened...


...a rosy, pinkish flower...


...with a little turquoise thrown in to help ratchet up my anxiety!


I'm struggling here...and will probably reverse hook this flower somewhere down the line. But for now, it's a love/hate relationship with pink and blue...and a mighty effort to keep that blasted comfort zone at bay.


My March came in "with" a lion...how about yours?


Enjoy the day,
Robyn








16 comments:

  1. Hi Robyn ... mee too. but if that makes us happy, why not? LUV what you are working on ... the colors are perfect. Want to see the finished piece.

    Blessed be & Peace to,
    Barb

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  2. March is coming in like a Lion here too. I love your pinkish flower! Its fun to try something different. Just breathe.....:)

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  3. Oh boy, do I hear you about colors! I've been thinking that I may be "stuck" on the same colors as you, but those are the colors that make me happy. They are the colors I like in my house. I've been Pinning (is that now in the dictionary? LOL) and as I review what I've pinned I see a trend - dark backgounds - usually black, with golds, browns, darker blues, darker reds. I guess all my rugs will look alike! What will your flower look like once you have the background hooked around it? It will be interesting to see the result. You might just talk me out of my comfort zone - although there isn't any aqua wool in this house.....
    Have a wonderful weekend. ~Ann

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  4. Oh I love the pink and turquoise!! Just a dash of something different! Keep it there and see if you can stand it. lol! I do think we all like to use the same colors. They're what calls to us and makes us happy. Nothing wrong with that! I love that rug!!

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  5. I have to live with "things" for a while before I decide to keep it or not. Same with colors. If it makes me smile and feel happy then ok.
    So far I like the flower but want to see the finished piece.
    Little snow flakes are shifting by so I guess that means in like a lion here.
    Have a great weekend!
    Louise

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  6. Snowflakes here, too! I guess it could be worse, but I'd have to say March is coming in as a lion in these parts. Cold, cloudy, and snowy.... I need to see the sun!!
    LOVE the rug and the wonderful colors you've used!!! I think your pinkish-turquoise flower is beautiful.... will be anxious to see the completed project!

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  7. Those colors aren't boring, I love those colors, some of my favorites!

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  8. Well... I think it is beautiful!! Maybe boring to you but to me all those colours work and you know what they say..."If it ain't broken don't fix it""
    Blessings
    Darlene

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  9. I think most of us have a go to colors. I know some type of gold always shows up in my rugs. I do love your flower leave it until the end you just may grow to love it.
    Cathy

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  10. Hi Robyn...love the colors....wonderful so far, Francine.

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  11. Hi Robyn ~
    I'm a boring hooker, too, but my Henny Penny rug does have purple feet because of Alice over at Folk Art Primitives, and I must say, I do rather like them.
    Hugs :)
    Lauren

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  12. Robyn, I know your struggle. I love the same colors you do in my rugs but have thrown in some blue greens in some of my rugs and they do add a nice touch. I love how your flower looks but you are the one who has to live with it. May I suggest you leave it until you finish and then see if you like it better? Hugs, Lori

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  13. I almost always use the same colors, I think because that is what we are drawn to. Nothing wrong with that, every rug hooker has their own style. This looks like a pretty rug, what is the pattern?

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    1. Hi Linda...the pattern is by Karen Kahle...the Primitive Spirit...and is called Antique Lion.
      Thanks for coming by,
      Robyn

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  14. Love the colors you chose Robyn! Cannot wait to see the finished piece. Janice

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  15. I do understand trying to stretch ourselves creatively . . . but I too fear change and seem to have a "pallet".
    Nothing wrong with creating what pleases your own eye and makes your heart happy! Your hooking is beautiful!
    Lori Ann

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