Monday, April 22, 2013


Last night, I hooked the other large flower on my Antique Lion rug. I used more reddish wool, more in my comfort zone, and I like it much better than the other flower. 

Remember this one?

The smaller flowers will work...but the large one will be pulled and re-hooked to compliment the one above.

I was never comfortable with the pinkish color and now I have decided to use the finished rug in the bedroom. I found a wonderful crewel fabric and will be making curtains for that room soon...using this reddish fabric.

I think the red in the rug will be good with this fabric.

 I love crewel...we always had something done in crewel in our home when I was growing up. My mother was a big fan. However, I'm having trouble deciding whether to make fishtail swags or straight valances. Decisions....Poor Mr.M. was holding fabric in place at the windows all weekend, and I still can't make up my mind. 

Time will tell.

Hope you all have a great week. If you have HBO be sure to watch the wonderful new movie "Mary and Martha". It's heartbreaking and uplifting rolled all together. It shows "squeaky wheels" doing good work...I am a big fan of "squeaky wheels"!!! Especially mothers advocating for children!!!

Enjoy the day,

Antique Lion by Karen Kahle/Primitive Spirits...29x52


  1. Just beautiful.
    Love the reds too.
    Woolie hugs

  2. Oh it looks so very nice! The fabric will go perfect with it!

  3. I love that fabric, will make beautiful curtains. I was looking for something like that for my living room in blues, but couldn't find anything.


  4. it does look wonderful, love reds too, and I think the crewel is just beautiful!

  5. Hey nice to steal a few minutes and visit your beautiful world. Your newest project is coming along smashingly....I truly don't mind the pinkish tones of the first flower....but when I see the red, yeah....that makes my heart smile. Funny you should mention window treatments for your bedroom...hmmm...I changed out my bed covering, etc. almost two years ago and never did decide on the window they're bare, but for the blinds....a bird needs her sleep too! Hope all is well and sunny in Florida. We're under another winter weather advisory for tonight. More snow headed our way. Hello already....I'm so over you Winter!!! Smiles & Monday Hugs ~ Robin

  6. Hi Robyn, love the lion rug, so beautiful......You are doing a great job, Blessings Francine.

  7. Robyn, you have such wonderful taste!! I love that crewel fabric -- wow! It will make beautiful curtains! Love the new flower on your rug as well. The lion rug is just going to be stunning!

  8. I love the red flower better than the pink also and I'm sure that your valences will be breathtakingly beautiful. You have such great taste.

  9. It is coming along beautifully, I love the combination.

  10. Good evening Robyn, your hooked rug is progressing nicely...very pretty color choices...the crewel fabric is lovely, both curtains and rug will compliment each other nicely! Have you and Annie been working in the gardens? I bet the weather is warming in your neck of the woods...Greetings from Maine, Julie.

  11. Robyn ~
    I just love all the colors in your flower!!! Beautiful crewel fabric. I'm sure you'll pull it all together smashingly.
    Hugs :)

  12. Your new flower is "over the top" beautiful !
    Beautiful work.

  13. The rug is looking wonderful...and that crewel fabric is lovely. Where did you ever find the red???? It's so hard to find nice crewel fabric.

  14. Oh you are coming along beautifully on the rug and the colors are so warm and rich.
    I too love Crewel fabric

  15. Your colors and shading in that flower are superb! Beautifully worked.

  16. Beautiful, love what you've done. Your Crewel fabric is wonderful too! Enjoy! ~All My Best, Kimberly

  17. The rug is becoming more and more beautiful each time I view your post. I too am very partial to subtle red is perfect. The crewel fabric will be an ideal complement to the rug. Great Job!
    Peace & Blessings,

  18. Oh boy Robyn, your rug is turning out awesome! Welcome back to your comfort zone!! he he I would probably do the same but I did like the flower the way it was.
    Hugs, Lori

  19. I do like the red flower much more better than the pink one. Will compIiment your new fabric perfectly! Janice

  20. Oh my goodness . . . . how beautiful!!!
    Thanks for popping by my blog!
    Have a perfect day!

  21. beautiful hooking and beautiful fabric!


  22. Can't wait to see this rug finished, Robyn...looks wonderful so far!

    Hugs, Linda