I've been one busy woman but only minimal hooking on the rug so far today. The weather was wonderful so did some cleaning both outside and inside to prepare for my friend/rug hooker student tomorrow.
This morning over coffee I pulled a few loops on the top border and the sky of Big Dog. The part of the sky which was visible to me appeared to have more blue and less light than the bottom part so thought it best the rug be removed from the frame for an updated picture.
Looking at it on the computer helps me see better at a distance but also gives me thoughts on whether to reverse hook or not. Okey dokey then, here is the big boy......
As I'm looking at what has been hooked so far think it is okay; our fore mothers would have used what they had: "Use it up, wear it out, make do or do without". Also more of my woolie worms have been used which adds age with the scrappy look; and the light stars in the sky makes the blue more forgiving.
I'd like to add more salmon color in the sky because of the reds and salmon at the bottom half. But since it is an antique adaptation and using scraps will just play it by ear (eye). Maybe I'll reverse hook something and maybe not.
Thanks for putting up with updates of Big Dog and not something new each day. But I figure that it is a journey to be shared on hooking the design for all of us.
Thanks for visiting. Hope your weather today was as good there as it was here.