Didn’t think I’d have much time to hook for today’s post but got through my appointments and shopping, cat-caretaking and kitchen cleaning…And found some evening hours to hook!!! Hooray! 🙂
Now living in a rural area in Vermont (or anywhere!!!!) we had some rabbits!!! So I have drawn a Rabbit for my animal collection!!! (I did another leaf too!!)
However, one interesting thing (interesting to Me, maybe not to you!!!) …lol… about our 21 years in Vermont is that I saw more moose on our property than I did rabbits! (Now some of you who know me are saying things like…Moose are bigger than rabbits so of course you could see them much better…You need your glasses changed…Perhaps you were not paying attention, dear…Etc.) 🙂
I will hook a rug with Moose one day, but couldn’t find a large enough space to put one on this rug! I was so excited to see my first moose…a large bull moose! I phoned my husband (teaching his last year at Central Washington University in Ellensburg, WA) and told him I was now a “real Vermonter”!!!! …lol… Of course, that does not make one a real Vermonter…but I felt like one. (I was in Vermont alone the first year)
Well, enough chatter…you will note that I have not “outlined” the rabbit…just hooking her in light colours.
The cow is not “outlined” and I am thinking about either outlining the dog or lightening his outer strips. Again, you might be saying…why doesn’t she either outline all of her animals or not outline them and just use lighter animal colours against the background?
As you know, for me, experimentation is all part of the fun of rug hooking!
If I had to follow a set pattern and do each rug just like the rug before… or use “proper” planning, “correct” hooking, “accurate” colour-planning and “precise” strip cutting, it would take a lot of the fun out of hooking for me! I appreciate those whose rugs are beautiful and who do all of the above things… but that’s not the kind of “hooker” I am!!! …lol…
So here is Progress on Day 14…I like my little rabbit and I got rid of several small pieces of grays and tans and some leftover woolworms too. There are strip cuts #2 , #3, #4, #5, #6 and #8 in this rabbit..!!! More woolworms used in the new leaf …I wonder if I should turn it over!!! …lol… Happy Hooking! Sunnie 🙂