Some time ago I asked Pat Wenger to enlarge a pictorial from a post card that I had been carrying around for some 20 or more years. The picture is of a farmer and his wife in a cart with animals going to market. I asked Pat if she thought it could be enlarged to a 3 x 5 rug since I wanted it for a wall hanging in my kitchen/dining area. She did a marvelous job of this. It is slightly larger than the 3 x 5 in order to get the right proportions. If you ever need anything enlarged Pat is the person for the job.
My plan for the summer was to "take the summer off." No teaching, no going to a lot of hook-ins and during July and August get at least half of this pictorial hooked. Ha,ha,ha,ha! My students still wanted to have lessons during the summer, so I am still teaching. The heat has been oppressive, and I have had a stomach problem for the last 6 weeks - soooo, the best laid plans have gone astray.
However, it is started. I have been working on this pictorial element by element. It is to large to try and get an overall view of the entire piece so I can only show you parts and pieces.
Here is my version of Rhode Island Reds on the way to market. My animals are not really realistic - more cartoony looking.
I love the cow and am very pleased with the way "bossy" turned out.
Here is "mother oink" and her baby - they do have a smile on their faces!
This is an overall view of the finished part before I had hooked the dog and the rest of the chickens.
This is proving to be a fun project one I really enjoy hooking. I am using a #3 cut throughout so that I can get the detail that I want. I still have to make some decisions on color of grasses and perhaps will need to dye for some of the larger areas. Still so much to do since there are more animals to hook on the other side of the pictorial.
This is how Eloise helps me hook on a hot summers day. The hooking room floor is cool and inviting for a girl to take a snooze.
My hook is busy - I hope your is too. Try to enjoy what is left of summer for all too soon it will be snowing again. Keep the smiles and good thoughts coming.