Friday, July 24, 2009

Sunny Skies . . . and Hooking Progress!

We had another wild storm last night -- torrential rains (not good when you don't have your gutters up!) and lots of wind. Our Bradford pear tree split in half. (I am secretly happy about this, because I hate the way the inedible fruit makes a mess on the cars. I thought ornamental fruit trees weren't supposed to bear fruit . . . ). Anyway -- this morning there's a cool breeze blowing down from Canada and the skies are as blue as blue can be. I'm taking advantage of this weather, because we're actually supposed to have real July weather (read: heat & humidity) this weekend. So I am going to whip up a blueberry pie this afternoon and hook my little heart out.

I have been invited to participate in a rug show at the Southampton Historical Society next month. The invitation arrived in March and is due on August 22 . . . I just started the rug yesterday. Actually, I'm supposed to do two 18 x 26 rugs. I wrote about sisters Susan and Sally and their rugs for the show a couple of posts ago. They're both almost finished. I know. I am a procrastinator. It's genetic. Ask my sister Barb -- she's as bad as I am. Ask my daughter. She'll tell you she works best under pressure. Ha! We all make ourselves crazy, but we haven't found a cure for it yet.

The show is called It's What I Like About You - Long island's East End. Rug number one is of a striped bass, my favorite local eating fish. I hooked a bluefish several years ago (with wool, not fishing line), and I've wanted to do a striped bass companion piece since then. (I've looked for a photo of the bluefish rug, which is now in a private collection in Montauk, but I couldn't find one . . .) I wanted to hook him with wool from my stash -- no dyeing or buying allowed. Here's what I've come up with so far.

I love him.

Here's a close up.

He looks so good I could eat him for dinner . . .


TamboinMO said...

I think he's looking great! And, with no bought or dyed wool...just wool from the stash...that is always such a feel good way to hook.

susan said...

Sarah....he is beautiful. Don't worry about the procrastination either. Sally still needs to finish the last quarter of her rug.