Sunday, February 24, 2013

Happy Birthday Sis!

I was madly hooking this rug all last week to give to my sister yesterday for her birthday. We had a great time going out to lunch and did some shopping. I wanted to make her something special as it was her 50th and bittersweet as we lost our sweet mother a month ago.

I had Deanne Fitzpatrick draw up a design for me based on one of her original pieces. I love this design. Since my sister loves brighter colours than I do this was going to be a bit of a challenge to hook. I hemmed and hawed over the colours for weeks and kept changing my mind. Finally settled on a palette last Saturday. The countdown was on to finish it by the 22nd.

I used some hand dyed wool, as is wool, sari silk, hand dyed fleece, and hand dyed yarn. This is also the first time I had hooked a person. I had so much fun hooking this rug and I think brighter colours our in my future!