Happiness to a rug hooker is completely finishing a rug no matter what the size. Getting them bound and labels sewn on a labor of love. Love for the rug and in this case love for someone special who is going to be receiving this little spiral mat as a gift. I can't tell who at this point as this person reads my blog.
While I hooked this mat and chose each color of wool strip I thought about this person. So you could say their spirit and life energy is hooked into this mat. The spiral represents the journey in life they are on.
I think I mentioned before how hard it is for me to part with my work. One of the things that helps is to keep my mind focused on the person whom the mat is being given, hoping that in days and years ahead they will find enjoyment and think happy thoughts of me when the mat is being looked upon and used.
Of course this little mat had to look fabulous in every place I put it in my home! It could live here in comfort and grace the little tables and warm the hearth where a candle holder sits.
But it will be united with it's new owner shortly! I'll let you know next week who the person is!
Here is the start of a new chair pad that I designed and am making into a kit for two of my students. It is a 14" round pad and has some really gorgeous primitive country colors. It is half way hooked already and I'm counting the strips as I hook!
Happy Easter to all my faithful readers out there! I see my followers are over 200 now! That means I should be having a give-away to celebrate! That may have to wait for a little while but before the sun sets on the last day of May maybe I can rustle up something sweet for you friends! I appreciate all of you and your comments thrill me and keep my spirits high! Your blogs inspire me!