Sunday, January 31, 2010

Sunday wonders - S

S is for Squares.
There are lots of square things around but I've chosen my checkers rug.  This is my favorite rug  and I'm happy to have it in front of me every day.  The squares are neat and precise yet soft to touch. 

It is a working checkerboard.  The checkers were made by my older son and Anne who cut , sanded and stained them.  The bag is made from the same wool that I used to hook the border.  It hangs on the handle of the chest ready for anyone who wants to play. 

I chose Aesop's Tortoise and Hare fable as a theme because it's the one I can remember best - having heard the story many times since I was a very little girl. 

An  piece of plaid over-dyed with green seemed very tortoise-like  - even more so when it was hooked up.  A felted fawn-colored sweater made a soft hare.  You know how some things that you make continue to please you?  I always get a little thrill each time I look at it.  

This rug could also have been a Square Deal for someone as it was offered up for sale soon after completion.  Lucky me - I got cold feet and removed it before someone snapped it up!


Lindy MacDuff said...

The rug is absolutely gorgeous and the perfect accompaniment to the chest! I'm glad you decided to keep it. =)

Ginny said...

Oh, Stephanie, this is wonderful! What a treat for my eyes to see this today. The colors are beautiful, muted, yet not too dark, and I adore the tortise and hare!! I would pay a pretty penny to get something like that. Do you ever sell your work? If so, I would be very interested. I have always loved the colore you chose, and your work is flawless. Clicking on this just makes it better.

Rose said...

I love that, especially that it was a group effort so to speak. Such beautiful colors and perfect with the chest.

Rudee said...

I love creative fiber arts like this. It's just beautiful.

Rachel Cotterill said...

That's gorgeous - it must be great fun to play on it and know that you made it :) I haven't seen this kind of craft before, very interesting... and I love the butterfly in your header.

Stine in Ontario said...

I'm very impressed! It must have taken quite a while to hook the checkered rug. You ought to feel a thrill whenever you look at it! It's wonderful. :)

Anonymous said...

That will rug is so neat. Ravelry is 3 posts behind in updating the blogs, I knew that you hadn't been that quiet.


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