A friend gave me a pattern (Golden in the Garden) by Nola Heidbreder so went in search of a hooked example on her web site.
facsimile at home before rug camp. My teacher was someone I'd had classes with before and wanted to concentrate on a more primitive background and flowers vs. the screaming color of the original which is not my color palate.
Even after hooking Ben I tweaked his head and muzzle a little more. Below is the way the rug looked upon finishing it in 2018. Yet a couple of those bland colored flowers just didn't suit me. True they weren't vivid but lacked interest in my opinion.
So yesterday it was finally time for me to do something, anything to add a tad of interest to those bland flowers without have a total makeover. And this is the new 'after'. This I can live with. All I did was outline some flowers and fill in the center of others.
Just look at the variance in photos. The last photo was taken without a flash on my back porch and has more true colors of the background. The one above was with a flash and makes the background look yellow. The background is Irish Eyes which was a favorite background color that Betsy used to sell.
So there you have it, another tweak job by me. Happy Friday and now I can continue working on Heart Butter Mold and hope it will be done in time for Valentine month.