It's been a while since you've seen updates on 500 Mile Betts and the vintage adaptation of Santa and Deer since I got hooked on hooking hearts. Several times during the hooking of this was tempted to pull out the background and find something else. Normally I have a vision of a rug and know the background color I want, which is usually primitive black. But this time I wanted to hook my motifs first and thought the light texture would work okay.
The problem ~ the values are so darn close between the background and some of the motifs that it would not get good marks if I was being graded by a teacher, that's for sure. I can remember Bev Conway telling the class that, "....the color gets all the credit but the value did the work". Yet when I look at this picture think I'll continue doing what I am doing anyway since I've reached the point of no return. This may go down as the worst color selection of any rug I've hooked so far.
Finally the antique adaptation of Santa and Deer is done. Well the hooking that is. But the binding can wait since there is no rush as it won't be needed until about 10 months from now.
So tonight I think that I'll start hooking the third Heart that was drawn. At least I'll be on time for one holiday since Santa didn't make it for Christmas. I know the poll indicates that more people like hooking following the heart shape but think I'll hook this next one in golds going horizontal. Guess that's the rebel in me but was very interested in seeing what the majority likes.
OH, by the way, have no clue how two polls ended up on my blog and by the time I discovered it there were too many votes on each for me to remove one.
Hope you have a great evening and staying warm.