I'm still having fun figuring out my vintage Santa and Deer rug but so far haven't decided on my background. And sure hate having nothing left to hook except background and border. Usually after I hook a motif will do at least one row of background around it so it frames the motif as well as making less background to hook all at once. Well duh, I haven't chosen my background yet.
Here is what I've hooked on Santa so far.
Dang..... I think I've got to find yet another mitten color for Santa as the glove still gets lost in his coat. And Tried a textured plaid for the deer's eye and just might go with flat black so it shows up more.
Now to the ticklish situation of background. The wool to the top right of Santa's head (near the moon) I have plenty of but it is too light for what I want. The softer wool to the left is all there is in my stash and that is what I was going to use but there's not enough of it. NOTE TO SELF.....("find out who sells it and order more").
The light textured wool to the right is what I THINK I'll go with because it will give the appearance of sky, soft neutral and think it will work okay around the deer and trees.
Even I don't know which direction I'll go on the eye or background yet (for certain) what I choose might not be what you would have chosen . There is no right or wrong it is just what our personal color preferences are; I mean we have to live with our rugs so it is ultimately our choice.