Finally can get back to my hooking!!!!!! Hooray!
I almost have this piece completed…so I will post the finished rug on Monday!
It has been fun…and an interesting experiment. The focus is on a bird…but I have been trying to keep within a limited colour scheme for what is essentially his “background”. The background should be interesting but not overshadow the bird…! I was also experimenting with colour lights and darks…balancing them across the rug…and I tried extending some of the motifs into the borders.
I have tweaked part of the motifs above the Welcome sign and re-hooked my initials which were too prominent in the brown “twig” colours! The initials are less noticeable now and I find that much more pleasing. After all, this is not a rug about me!!!!!!!!!
Here is the “Story” of this rug:
When I saw the little bird in the border of that large antique tapestry, I loved the bird and the position he was in…sitting on a branch. He was quite alone…resting there. Of course, although it had nothing to do with the large tapestry that had lots of people animals, etc. and this was just a tiny bird in the border, I got to thinking about the bird’s “story”.
Perhaps, he had been a pet who had flown away from his home after his elderly owner had passed away. Many birds live a long time!
So…I decided that he had traveled until he found a garden in a small village that was just right for a new home! The village residents named their Garden after him…loving and caring for him so that he could live out the rest of his life with them. He is a happy bird…and his is a happy story! 🙂
When finished, this rug will hang in my entry as we go into Springtime and I change my cottage decorations after a strange Winter. I think everyone is looking forward to Spring!!!
So here is Progress on Days 18-19…thank you for coming along on this rather “sporadic” journey with me! I hope you are doing well and hooking away at something you love! Happy Hooking! Sunnie 🙂