Here we go on Day 18…!! :)
I changed the right hand heart interior to my first choice, a soft greenish wool plaid (used elsewhere in the rug). The heart is slightly “off”, as is the outline I told you about yesterday….!!!) …lol…
I finished up the upper border, filling in the empty circles with leftover woolworms!
A little of the border explanation of symbols…
…the “rusty” red border plaid reminds me of the colour of many Vermont barns Joe and I passed as we drove around the state. We loved living in Vermont.
…the circles represent wedding rings…and they were drawn on the linen perfectly round to please Joe! (He would have done that had he drawn them.) I, however, changed them all to hand-drawn circles that are not perfect. Symbols of our lives and our various little imperfections we each brought to our marriage! :) The fact that they were done both ways shows how we appreciated each other’s views!!!
The single outline of all the circles is the same blue-except for two circles!!! The center circles in the top border’s group of three has 2 outlines in a soft green plaid. The quiet blue, orderly, single outline stands for Joe. The “had to be different” 2 greenish outlines stand for me!
The leftover woolworm centers stand for Joe’s New England thrifty attitude (I shared that)… And the messes we both made while working on our art, craft, hobbies, etc. Thankfully, we both had different workrooms so that was never a problem!!!!! …lol…
(Also…it gets me in good with the ladies in the Great De-Worming Marathon group on Rug Hooking Daily!!!!!!!)
(note: I think I said before that I made the circles sink back into the red a bit so they did not draw attention away from the center motifs…they are quietly “there”! Because of the flash, they look brighter than they are.)
The lower border will be a bit different but it will be better that way…not from a whim of mine but for ease of adding the lettering!
Here is Progress on Day 18…this is actually going faster than I expected since the rug is fairly large – 32 x 42 inches…! (also a reminder photo below this one of the left hand border) Happy Hooking! Sunnie :)