valley forge

valley forge

Monday, March 11, 2013

Progress...




I've made some progress on Antique Lion. Some of these pics were taken with the flash and some were not. The above photo was with the flash...so the colors appear a bit brighter than they really are.

I "un-hooked" the blue around the large flower. I really tired to leave it alone, but I just couldn't do it. I replaced it with an olive green color more to my liking...more within my comfort zone. 


I like the blue/green ribbon that runs around the rug. The outer border will be more of the black.


This fellow's body is twenty nine and a half inches from his mane to his rump...that gives you an idea of the size of this endeavor...it's a biggie!


This pic...above... shows the true colors...or at least close to the true colors.






Remember...this is a large rug...26x52...so even though the progress looks slow...it represents large blocks of time.

My aim is to hook some each day...slow and steady wins the race.

Have a great week!

Enjoy the day,
Robyn

18 comments:

  1. Robyn...
    You are doing a great job !
    The flowers are lovely.
    I've tried a few times to "reply" to your emails from leaving comments, but they wouldn't go thru. Not sure why..It says your Email is not valid !
    Please know, I have appreciated your comments on my Blog ! ;)

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  2. Robyn~
    That is one BIG rug and so wonderful. I absolutely LOVE it!!!
    Hugs from rainy Ohio :)
    Lauren

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  3. Looks great! I love the colors you are using.

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  4. What a beautiful rug this is going to be! (And a big project!) Crazy about your new header too! Have fun hooking, Dawn

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  5. Love love love him the colors are wonderful. I love big projects and I am not sure why. you are right slow wins the race.
    cathy

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  6. OMG! I'm in love! I love the reds in the flowers! The olive green around the big flower does look wonderful. This is going to be a masterpiece! Wow! Did you design this? Love it!

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  7. Your progress on your rug is BEAUTIFUL !! I also love all the colors...It looks like a big rug ...???
    Robin

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  8. Hi Robyn, wow!!! You are really doing a wonderful job on the lion....love it, Francine.

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  9. Robyn, I just love your colors, the beautiful reds, and mustard is my favorite. I have mustard trim all over my house. The lion looks great, he has so much movement in him!
    Melinda

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  10. ...You go girl! This is gorgeous! Love the choice of color, it's gonna be a show-stopper when it's completed. You have my utmost admiration and respect for taking on one this large. I've yet to undertake something of this size and quite honestly, I don't know if I'll ever make it into that club.

    ...Love your blog header too!

    ...Enjoy your evening!

    ...Blessings. :o)

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  11. I love the colors and your hooking is so neat. Wow, it's a biggie.
    JB

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  12. Love these colors! This sure is a big rug. Janice

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  13. Beautiful hooking and color choices!

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  14. Beautiful! Love the colors in the flowers.... such a treat after a grey winter.

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  15. Rbyn, you're doing a wonderful job hooking that humongous rug. If you check out my blog you will see a picture whic was in an American Folk Art book from which Karen Kahle was inspired to make that rug.

    Saundra of Woodland Junction

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  16. Robyn,
    Your rug is looking awesome! It looks so very old. You are doing a fabulous job. Hugs, Lori

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  17. wow, that is big, I love your flowers! and all the different colors!

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