This is an M. Shaw pattern that I started last fall ~ it's for our lake condo ~ I have an M. Shaw painting of a cat in our bedroom and also a white folk art rabbit ~ somehow this just seemed to fit ~ in my mind!
As you can see, I outlined the green stems and leaves (with a nice purple yarn I bought at a yard sale for 50 cents!) because the greens I picked for the background and the leaves were way too similar! Color planning is a challenge for me and so is reverse hooking ~ that wasn't going to happen so outlining to set them apart seemed like a good alternative!
The flowers are several purples including a nice old paisley. As I look thru the camera's eye, it appears the tail is pretty stark white in comparison ~ I wanted a white fuzzy cottontail but it may have to come out ~ I'll see when the rug is finished. All in all, I'm pretty happy with the results so far ~ I'll keep you posted!
Quiet weekend for us ~ went out to dinner with friends on Friday night in a snowstorm, by the way ~ stayed in all day Saturday and hooked! Sunday we had the pleasure of shopping for carpet and other floor coverings for a rental we're rehabbing ~ a story all in itself ~ for another time! Then a stop at Barnes and Noble to look thru magazines and books ~ we love to do that! We came home and raided the fridge ~ a little this ~ a little that ~ and called it supper!
Today I'm dyeing antique blacks! I hope I come up with some things that work! A couple of gals are coming later today just for that and I want there to be several things to choose from! That's the way I operate of course ~ flying by the seat of my pants ~ at the last minute ~ it works for me ~ somehow!!!!!!! I'll take pictures if they're noteworthy ~ I sure hope so!!
Talk to you later ~ and thanks for stopping by! I mean that so sincerely ~ it's amazing to me that over the weekend, the hit counter went over 40,000 ~ since being installed January of '09. I love knowing that there are people out there interested in what I have to say ~ and when you comment, I'm very interested in what you're saying back to me!! Have a good day wherever in this world you are!!!!!
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