But first will show you how the center looks all hooked. As previously mentioned I'm changing the border to suit me and will attempt to replicate the one I admired which Barb Carroll hooked. No way mine will come close to her antique style but will attempt.
Am sure the pattern below looks a mess as I've extended the border line (drawn in red) and also did the pre-binding rows of stitching as it is easier before a rug is hooked. Or at least it is easier for me than manipulating a heavy rug around a sewing machine after it is hooked.
So far my border accomplishment is minimal, only the bottom right corner has been hooked. For the rest of the evening I'll work on the pre-whipping work on the Magdalena Goat rug.
Tomorrow not much hooking will happen as it will be a joy ride (NOT) taking Ben to the vet. He has had an enlarged spleen which needs continual screenings to be sure nothing bad is happening there. Plus he needs new Heartguard prevention meds and his weight sometimes fluctuates over 100 pounds which requires an additional puppy pill.
$o to the vet we go tomorrow. Ben loves to ride in a car but walking him can be dangerous as he wants to chase them. While he loves riding in cars, he is as aggressive in the back of the van toward moving vehicles as when being walked. That is why it is NOT fun to take him for a ride. He is so perfect in every other way but hey.... no male (beast or man) is perfect are they????