It is FINALLLLLLY raining here – I refuse to water gardens. If a plant is going to live with me it needs to make it on its own – thank god I did not have kids!!!! So my gardens are pretty well drought tolerant but some have been really droopy of late – begging for a good rain so it just started and I hope it keeps raining for the rest of the day and night. However, we did rent a ladder to stain the shakes in the eaves of the house – not great planning since rain WAS predicted! Oh well if we have to return it tomorrow it means I will have the day off!
Yesterday I posted a picture of Donna’s pineapple rug. The background is eggplant and I posted the formula. I love mixing eggplant with other colours – it works beautifully with some strips of dark burnt orange thrown in and some great eggplant plaids and some browny purple plaids. My Primitive Fox rug has various values and tones of eggplant as well as some other strips thrown in.
Here is another version of this background colour – it works so well with everything that I consider it a neutral. My colours are usually more yellow based but if you look at Donna’s rug you will see her colours for her motifs are much more blue based but they all work with eggplant!
A few days ago I posted about eyeball dyeing and included a picture of the rug I recently finished based on a Karla Gerard pattern and using brights which we dyed by eyeball. Today Anne(from Chicago) sent me a picture of her finished Karla Gerard rug – it is wonderful!!! and again all the wool was dyed by eyeball! No formulas! Here is Anne’s rug:
I just got more of Karla’s patterns and am deciding which one I will hook next. They are so whimsical and wonderful.