The first of Magdalena's designs I hooked was 2008 when I foolishly drew out only one half of the design of 1885 Horses. What the hell was I thinking? Well actually do know... I didn't want to hook such a big rug and it appeared long.
So the following year, 2009, what do I hook? Uh, Domestic Zoo, the largest of Magdalena's rugs or any other rug I hooked so far. After having seen Evelyn's in a rug show at Cape May I was smitten.
In 2010 hooked Dog and Crows.
Also in 2010 I hooked McCue Eagle.
In 2011 decided to draw a smallish size of Magdalena's Dog and hook that.
Don't know what happened between then and 2014 when I decided to hook Lollipop Bouquet. Must say it was with a little hesitation I decided to hook it. Why the hesitation?? Because there were 66 circles which I was dreading. But of all the Magdalena rugs I've hooked think that one was the most fun.
Then was on a roll during 2014 because I hooked Magdalena's Folk art horse mat size....
.....Magdalena's Olde Ducks.
In 2015 I decided to hook Harvey's Magdalena. Goodness, what am I going to hook next? There are so many cool Magdalena rugs left to hook.
Guess I've got to pull out Evelyn's book to see what should be next on my list. For those of you who may not know, and may have an interest in replicating Magdalena Briner's rugs here is a great book.
Evelyn Lawrence had been researching (and continues to do so) Magdalena's legacy as the most prolific rug hooker of her time. This is a book well worth the read and the knowledge.
I apologize for not giving you a link to buy this book but blogger is being a huge pain in the arse tonight. So due to my frustration level will leave it up to you to figure out how to purchase it.
Have a great evening.