I've posted this antique 'be-speckled' looking lion in antique rug shows before and couldn't get it out of my mind. He's quirky, primitive, naive' and think he's cute.
For you newbies here's a lesson on "making do". After drawing patterns there are always smaller pieces of linen left over. When getting ready to draw myself a pattern I look thru those leftover pieces which are most suitable for the size rug I'm hooking. Sometimes the linen is just a smidgen smaller that I'd prefer but there is a way around that.
I sew piece of cotton fabric on the short sides so the pattern fits my frame....easy peasy. This pattern I drew 15 ½ x 24 as I prefer the smaller patterns now. Cannot imagine ever hooking a room size rug.
Happy HOT Monday.