Mr. Cotton Tail still isn't totally bound as I always drag my feet when it comes to binding. Besides, it isn't Easter yet, and for that matter doesn't really feel like spring either so it will be ready for those events when they happen.
After Cotton Tail was hooked, was definitely ready with two designs ready to go on my frame to not be a frenzied hot mess wanting something to hook. So I chose the smallest size design, but the biggest in importance. This will be a tall rectangular vessel to hold my Shadow girl's ashes.
My two previous Rotties (Shumba and Panzer) each had a special box made by a local artisan and each painted with a profile of the dogs. Unfortunately after Shadow passed, that artisan was not around to make a box for her. So finally, mom has gotten around to take care of her girl. Each time I'd walk by her ashes I'd think about her unsettling.
The textured background wool in the piece above might look familiar as it was also used in part of Shadow's memorial rug (below). In all honesty it was used only because I'd run out of over dyed wool at camp, started using the texture at camp so continued once getting home. Shadow was hooked in #8 cut. She still looks beautiful to me using 'as is' textured or over dyed special wool for a special girl. Miss you Shadow girl.
This will be an easy, comfortable and wonderful hooking project. There's no getting bored on this one.
Losing a beloved pet is a terrible heartbreak. I empathize with all of you and your loss. As much as I miss Shadow wondered why I'd put myself thru it again by adopting my boy Ben. That heartbreak will happen again but he gives me such joy every day and he makes me smile.....sometimes laugh out loud.
Hope you have a great evening.