Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Dogwoods AT The Doorstep

Finally done with this one!  I have enjoyed hooking my doorstep more than anything I've done in a long time.  I guess because I was doing something way different from my recent pieces (which basically means not a hand bag).  My original plan had been not to have a border.... but after a conversation (well actually two long convos that covered everything from art to politics ) with Tammy, she suggested doubled folded quilt tape.  I bought a nice chocolate brown and some very tiny cording.  The doubled folded tape is good and wide, so it covers my cut linen on the back.  I probably should have take a picture of the back so you can see what I'm talking about.  Anyway, Tammy's suggestions worked like a charm, and was easy peasy to do.  That's about it at the doorstep today.... but I must comment on the gorgeous weather we are finally having!  We slept with the windows nice and wide open last night, and I mean it was like being drugged!  I just love sleeping with fresh air blowing in.  Air conditioning makes me feel stuffy and close.  I tend to toss about.  Last night was heaven.....  xo

16 comments:

Orange Sink said...

Dulcy,
Your doorstep rug is scrumptious! Do you have a special place you are going to display it in your home? I love the simple finish. Isn't it great to have good friends to toss about ideas and get suggestions! Enjoy that cool weather......nice here too but sounds like more warm days ahead for the weekend!
Cathy G

Amy McPheeters said...

Well that is just about as cute as it gets!!!! Just wonderful! I've tried small cuts a few times and I don't think I'm cut out for it. But I do love the look. Did you consider using a wool strip (one of the colors from the piece), like 2" wide or so, instead of the quilt tape? That makes a nice finish with the cording inside. We also are having beautiful weather - finally! It was heaven to have the windows open last night!

Kim said...

Dulcy,
Your doorstep turned out beautifully. I agree with Cathy, it needs a place of honor in your home.
Kim

Michele said...

Your doorstep is divine. I love the colour of the door, and the stonework. Well done.

Marydon said...

Oh, my golly, Dulcy! This is an awesome creation. How beautiful you have done on this ...

Have a lovely eve ~
TTFN ~ Hugs, Marydon

Julia said...

Hi Dulcy, thanks for the leaving a sweet comment on my blog. I'm so new at blogging and have so much to learn and so little time to experiment. I have enjoyed a peek at your blogs and thoroughly enjoyed everything I read and see and listening to your photographer husband 's video about his amazing work.

I love you doorstep photo. JB

Miccosukee said...

Dulcy,
WOW, the rug was definitely worth the wait and all the work. I would love to see the back as I am struggling with finishing a rug.

As always, a beautiful piece of work and I am sure it deserves to be entered.

Trisha

Relyn said...

Best ever. EVER!! I mean it. EVER!! Oh my gosh. I wish I could hug you and tell you in person how remarkable this is. I LOVE it!

Nancy said...

Beautiful, georgeous......Great job....

Alice ~ Folk Art Primitives said...

Dulcy ~ as always, your rug is a work of art!! Looks just like your doorstep ~ couldn't be better!! And me, too ~ love to sleep with the breezes blowing in!

The Dreaming Bear said...

Hello from Iowa! So delighted to find your lovely blog! What a gorgeous piece you've created! I love it! Will be back soon to visit!

Jennifer Richardson said...

SO beautiful~
the dogwoods,
the doorstep
~it's just poetry.
What a lovely heart grew this:)
-Jennifer

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

Oh honey this is just so lovely. How wonderful that you finished it.
I know you have to be delighted with how lovely it is.
You are probably already working on your next project. lol
If I don't start doing something and fast I may not make it through these next few months.
Take care honey
Love
Maggie

Nancy said...

Dulcy, I just had to respond to your comments on my blog today that the picture reminded you of the yellow brick road....You're not going to believe this but that is exactly what I thought when I saw the picture and actually one of the layers under the girls is a picture of the yellow brick road...that's what gives it the yellow cast.....Great minds work alike...hahahhah

Have a great weekend....

Rabbit Hill Creations said...

I'm in love, love, love with your doorstep!

Ragamuffin Gal said...

Dulcy~
I am a little late in expressing my admiration of your lovely creation, but it is spectacular!!!

I will call you later to tell you in person ~ can't wait to see it and touch it! So beautiful and I hope your show during ArtWalk was wonderful too! ~ Katie