YAHOOOOO, pulled the last loops this afternoon, pressed it and trimmed the excess linen backing. Next step is...ugh, binding it.
Hooking this was fun, particularly when it came to the background. Normally I find backgrounds boring but with the attempt to make it look old by using ugly (lovely) leftover wool worms in various widths it was a challenge and made it like working a puzzle.
Obviously this type of hooking doesn't appeal to all people but I have also hooked some rugs with bright colors, some whimsical rugs and a narrow cut realistic rug (#3 cut of my departed Rotties). Love my Rottweiler Memorial piece but wide cut primitive antique look is what makes my heart sing.
So now my camp rug, Out in the Garden will go on my frame this evening.
Guess some of you are scrambling to prepare for the festivities this Thursday. I'm very fortunate (as is my sweet DIL) in that my son is doing all the cooking on Thursday. Then Cathy and I will clean up after. But hey, we got the best of the deal because my son cleans up after himself as he goes along.
Enjoy your evening.