Finally…back again!!!! …lol… I have been hooking in “fits and starts” for a few days and so much of the progress was background and more leaves that, when I finally finished the last Bluebird (there are 11 on this rug!!!!!!!!!)…I thought I could do an interesting post once again! 🙂
Somehow, pictures of yellow background and…more yellow background (!!!)…and… another leaf…and another leaf!!!!..seemed a bit boring for you!!!!!.
I am getting very close to the finish…just a bit more background and the top border…and “Joy Is A Bluebird Morning” will be complete.
This rug has meaning for me in several ways…
1. It is a “memory rug” for me as my husband loved bluebirds and it is dedicated to him! (I have hooked his name in the little “filler” squiggle up in the top right hand corner) As I hooked, I was recalling many treasured times in our 21 years in the Vermont countryside when the bluebirds came and nested in the house Joe built for them on the gentle hill behind our little farmhouse. These are bittersweet memories as I am still missing Joe so much. (He died last year).
2. I am trying out rugs that might be made into patterns, as I have been asked to make some of my designs available to others. I am thinking about patterns that might be fun for others to do (The Halloween Friends and Fun) pattern and this one might be fun for others to hook too. We shall see.
3. As I said earlier, this is also a lesson in motif and colour balance…on the one side, “squarish, blocky” motifs and on the other “lines and rounded” motifs. The colours are used on both sides to pull things together and the center motifs are all surrounded by the yellow background “sunshine”!
4. I have purposely left the horizontal “bar” at the bottom of the center design hooked without lettering this time…but I have considered hooking “BLUEBIRD MORNING” in that space. I like the idea of having the figures surrounded by sunshine…even standing on sunshine! …lol… This is why I did not put grass underfoot and why I felt the earlier lavender did not do anything for the design and actually detracted from it..!
So here is Progress on Days 23-25…Happy Hooking! Sunnie 🙂