Sorry to have been away so long!!!!!!
I can’t believe I have been so busy in March and April…! Very unusual for me to live such a “hectic” life!!!! 🙂
However, I did have a great time at Rockaway Beach, Oregon at Rug Camp the first week in April and learned a lot from my teacher, Laura Pierce!!!
I had decided to do the head and shoulders of a Santa (more like a Father Christmas-not the “jolly” guy) and had hooked the right side of the rug before camp…with the blue, gray and off-white plaid for the sky and the reds for his coat.
Since I wanted him to be “different” (like Mr. Morty!!!), I decided that his Grandma had knitted a scarf for him (!) and he is wearing that around his neck instead of the traditional fur. This Santa is adapted from an old postcard that shows a full Santa figure sporting lots of fur with a large bag of toys, etc. However, I wanted to focus on what was really important…and I narrowed it down to a head-and-shoulders portrait.
Since Laura does wonderful portraits herself, I wanted help with the face and beard to have him look realistic. As you know, realism is not my “thing”…so I knew this would be difficult. It took me all week to do the face and beard and start the hat...but I learned a lot and am very happy with the rug so far! I wanted him to be quite serious but not look too stern or have a mean expression!!! …lol… ( Some of the Father Christmas illustrations look rather severe!)
It is about 22 x 22 inches and uses mostly #5 and #6 cuts and here is Progress so far…..
Hope you are all well and enjoying life…we are having a roller-coaster Spring with rain one day, cold the next, sunshine and warm temps and rain+cold again…who knows!!!!! Happy Hooking! Sunnie 🙂