Quick post today!!!
Over the weekend I had some time to work on background which takes a lot of time on this rug!!!!! I have to be careful not to add too much “stuff” as I go along because, unlike a goofy Halloween rug or a “wild and crazy” rug, I want the focus to be on the main part of the design without a lot of distractions!!! 🙂
However, I did have time to add 2 “lollipop” flowers (padulas!!!) to keep the bug and mouse company!!!! I have used a darker green for the stems and leaves because I want them to fade into the background some. I don’t want to take away from the green I am using in the rug center! Of course, the multicoloured dots all over the piece are like confetti thrown in a celebration! And this rug IS a celebration of sorts…especially for one of the motifs!!!! …lol…
Here is an “Extra” photo of the background plaid and the colours in it. This is why I love plaids…they give “life”, “motion” and “interest” to a background that almost “reads” as a solid colour. (Looking at the rug “in person” and from a distance.) I think it shows off the motifs beautifully while drawing minimal attention to itself.
So here is Progress on the 11th and 12th day…I am loving working on this rug and have been doing some hooking instead of what I am supposed to be doing!!! I really need to dust and mop a couple of floors!!!!! But the hooking is so much fun, I keep putting it off. I’ll go do some cleaning after I post this today! Happy Hooking!! Sunnie 🙂