I feel terrible when I've not much to post...no revelations or tutorials to show you. And for that matter, not much progress on the new Kitten Mat. And when it is a dreary, drizzly day with temps in the low 70s seems like a good day to make a pot of vegetable soup.
Hey, soup is good even if it isn't cold outside. After all no one hesitates at a hot steak, chicken, ribs or baked potatoes in the summer; so why should a healthy bowl of vegetable soup be any different? I'm looking forward to my dinner.
Here is a little antique rug eye candy, too.. not much tho. This rug below was hooked in 1890 using homespun based on the info I found.
Not sure where I got this picture but the edges appear to indicate it has been worn and loved.
Okay, just a peek at my Black Kitten Mat where not a whole lot has happened. That is my boy Ben keeping vigil at the front yard for moving vehicles, cats, squirrels, deer, etc. And from the looks of the curtains they need to be pulled down and washed AGAIN. Ben lays in that space on the side he is sitting but mostly on the dirtiest side to his left.
Interesting now that I'm looking at the hooking, as it appears there is too much contrast between the perimeter of the cat and the darker inside of the cat vs. the picture. However I'll refrain from pulling loops until the whole cat is hooked and compare pictures again.
So my journey continues with my love trying to replicate antique rugs. Stay tuned and maybe there will be something more to show tomorrow. Hope your weekend has been less wet than mine.