She did it again! Mother Nature gave us 31 inches of snow last Friday and Saturday and now another 14 to 18 inches Tuesday and Wednesday. Will spring never come??
This first picture is looking out my front door. These iciciles are hanging over the door. This is the bird feeder on the front railing. If you look closely in the middle of the feeder there is a small black spot. This is the tail of a Junko shoveling the snow off of the feed. I felt really sorry for the little fellow - he was such a hard worker.
Meanwhile, in the house, things are also happening. I have finished the rug that I started in November with Cynthia Norwood at the Howard County Arts Center. I love the background of this rug. It is 6 different shades of wine and is really a beauty. The pictures do not do the color justice.
I don't know why the greens look so washed out. Believe me they are vibrant and lovely with the rest of the colors.
I made a few adustment to the design of the rug. I added another group of leaves in the bottom center of the rug instead of using the design heart. Also, since I consider this to be a floral rug I removed the distelfinks located in the four corners of the rug and extended the tulips in their place. This made the rug more pleasing to me.
I used five different paisleys in the rug as well as number 5, 6, 8, 9 and hand cut material.
This was truly a fun project. As soon as I began to put the background in I knew that I would love the rug. I'm sorry that the pictures do not show the true beauty of the background.
So on to the next project. While I am getting my head "wrapped around" a pictorial that I intend to do, I am working on my scraps rug. This rug is being made from a lot of the #3 left over cut strips accululated over the years. It is what I call a "no think" rug.
I hope that all of you rug artists out there are keeping warm and dry. We certainly have had our share of winter weather. In the mean time, it is great weather for hooking, reading and just relaxing.
Eloise and I keep looking for spring. Here she is in the window watching the neighbors and hoping that spring is just around the corner.