One of my students requested I make her a kit for my "Flowers and Tongues" rug. So.... good teacher that I am ;-) I kindly obliged! It's been a couple of years since I hooked the original I think so hooking the design again was kind of fun. Not having some of the original wools or at least not being able to find them around here anywhere I changed some of the wools in the second version. Also when making a kit for someone who is new to hooking I didn't want to confuse them with all the different background wools I tend to use in my rugs. But I still ended up using a background mix ( dyed by Jill at North Woods Wool who is my bestie business partner now!)
Her new background mix has four different wools with just a slight difference in color and texture. The color is almost the same color as the unbleached linen. I don't know for sure if she is going to put it on her website.... but I will nudge her in that direction!
Also I noticed in this rug as compared to the first one I hooked that my hooking as gotten much more even and well.... more like Jills! If you have ever seen one of her rugs in person her hooking is perfect and smooth! Almost like glass! Sheesh! Does hanging out with someone so much make you adapt their way of hooking? LOL!
Here... I'll show you the back of the rug.....
Almost as perfect as the front! Even more scary! LOL! Really sometimes my hooking can be as wild as my hair on bad hair days! And that is crazy wild!
Do you find your moods are reflected in your hooking also?
Speaking of moods!
Goodness gracious it's been hard to maintain a good mood around here with the winter keeping it's grip on our part of the country! There is at least four feet of snow on the ground here yet!
Even with the sun beating down on it like today it's going to take FOREVER for the dang stuff to disappear!
Even our dogs are going stir crazy!
Dave has to give them a little talking too before their walk! They are so energetic and ready to tear out the door as soon as he gets home from work!
They walk everyday no matter what the weather!
Good boys! All three of them!
Momma just sits home on her hinder hooking rugs all day!! LOL!
There they go! Dave looks more like he's going to rob a bank in that ski mask he has on! LOL! But trust me he needs it in this kind of weather!
One last thing I want to mention before getting back to working on my kits!
Jill and I will be participating/vending in a wonderful Quilt Event here on April 6th. It will be held at the St. Josephs School Auditorium. It's a nice big quilt show with many vendors and activities!
More on that soon!