Wednesday, April 6, 2011

You Don't Have To Be Smart To Be A Lawyer....

.....Or so says my DH.  In fact, that's one of his FAVORITE sayings*....

Well, this time, I think he was right....
(No worries ~ he is not computer-saavy, so will never know I said that...)
Anyhow....a little backgroud:  My house is small and has many windows, further cutting down on wall space....
I find it a true challenge to be able to display all the treasures I love....
I'm a hooker....I have rugs I've hooked with no place to display them....
One prime display space is a wall area outside our loft bedroom.
But, hanging hooked rugs is not an easy feat....
I'm not real fond of the carpet tack or the velcro method...and given the limited display space, I like to be able to change out my rugs from time to time, and season to season; and, of course, not all rugs are the same size....
So, I finally broke down and started sewing wool sleeves on the backs of my rugs...and bought a Longaberger quilt hanger to put in this wonderful area of open space.
Alas....I did not realize that the rod projects out from the wall to accommodate the width of a folded quilt.
So....look closer:

And closer....


Yeah, DUH....the rugs curl because they are not flush against the wall.
Yup, those are tacks I shoved in to give a semblance of flatness. (And trust me, that was at risk of life and limb since what is below that rug is empty space going down a circular stairway to our basement....)

Worst part is, I waited years to have something hung up there....and it's permanently installed....The brackets are bolted into the walls.  Ain't gonna be changed anytime soon without major gaping holes in the wall.

C**p.

(PS - That rug is a Margaret Shaw design...hooked it several years ago, and called it "The Angry Rabbit Rug" because the "fuzzy" wool I used for the rabbit was a real pain to hook with.  You don't want to know what I call it now.)

*Note:  This saying directly contradicts one of my DH's other famous sayings which resulted in me going to law school in the first place.  Fodder for another post, another time....



10 comments:

cottageprims said...

Sounds like something I would do..smile..The wonderful ideas never turn out like we dreamed.The rug is beautiful.If you need me to I'll be happy to store your extra rugs till you find a place..LoL...I would love to learn to hook.We are rural so no chance on a class.I'm thinking of ordering a book.Oh and your goodies are on the way should be there by saturday..Warm Blessings!~Amy

Courtney said...

Well, I think your angry rabbit is lovely! ~grin~
Don't you love when things become way too complicated! Perhaps we need to invent the perfect rug hanging tool? This could be a new business venture!
Courtney

Kim said...

Yup, sounds like one of my adventures too. Why is that seems work great in my head but in reality - not so much?

tlmann217 said...

Robin -- you know what I would do? I've encountered this problem and attach wooden rulers to the back of my projects to make them hang straight. You can loop them on with thread or tape them on. Problem solved. A ruler on the bottom adds weight too. Yeah - I know -- where did I get so many wood rulers? I won some crazy auction with quite a few rulers in the box!

Rugs and Pugs said...

LOVE!!! the M. Shaw rug.
Oh, the best laid plans of mice and men...isn't that how it goes?
Hugs :)
Lauren

Anne's Original Hooked Rugs said...

Beautiful rug....I shivered as I read about your adventure as I hate heights...gutsy lady....

~Madalynne~ said...

Oh my Robin, I just love that rug! Absolutely gorgeous!

Deppen homestead 1862 said...

Robin~
The rug is beautiful~
but you have had an adventure with it~LOL
smiles
Teresa

Suzanne said...

Hi Robin, thanks for visiting. I love your blog!...and I love your "angry rabbit" rug, lots of detail and the colors a beautiful. It does look nice on your wall...maybe it qualifies as "primitive" the way it is hanging?

lilraggedyangie said...

Well Im procrastinating on the packing ...so I thought my bored lilraggedyself would go archival hopping ...well I found this post and quite frankly if you dont have room to properly display all those beautiful things you have hooked (u violent hooker u ) YOU CAN ALWAYS SEND THEM TO FUDGE TO ENJOY:0) no I didnt say me ,I figure Fudge has better chance lol hugs lilraggedyangie