Am slowly working on Mr. Cotton Tail (a design by With Thy Needle & Thread) and as I was hooking the border wondered if perhaps the outside edge row should be replaced. The top you can see mostly an old gold/brown outer edge and swags. Then wondered if the outer edge were black would the piece looked more framed and make for a nicer mat so hooked a section on your left but that didn't seem to help me.
So decided to lay a piece of dark wool on top of what had already been hooked to see for myself without having to pull loops. AH, first glance at this sent a 'like' signal to my brain. Then when I scrolled up to look at the photo above am able to see that as a viable alternative as a border frame. Oh my.... decisions decisions.
In a class with Eric Sandberg I remember him saying, "hook what you know". This has come in handy in many a scenario. That comment or thought comes in handy when at a rug camp you have a question for a teacher but she or he hasn't yet made rounds full circle. IF I hook what I do know it will give me something to do and accomplish more on my piece without interrupting a teacher with a student who also needs help.
With this bunny mat, I will continue to hook 'what I know', which is the whole inside, because once there is more accomplished inside that border decision might be easier to make.
As always, I welcome everyone's thoughts. There's no right or wrong, just a matter of taste..... or as with the 'dress gone viral' a matter of blue and black or gold and white ~ a matter of what the eye sees.
Have a great evening and hope your snow is melting there as it is here. However, that is causing yet another situation with flooding; particularly since now there are to be a couple days of rain. This is what it looks like now. A series of photos taken of my back yard and woods area. That woods area is supposed to be dry but unfortunately I do live in a low lying area. Hell, all of Delaware is a low lying, flat land area. That white in the background is still now on top of unmelted ice. Inside Ben's playground you can see muck because it is so full of water.
Yup, more water.
Have a great evening.