Perhaps it is time to show you what is on my frame. This was on my to do list for a while but antique designs have a way of playing 'hooking frames' (a rug hookers version of musical chairs 😁) but now it is a reality. Wanted to see how my scrolls were turning out and if I need to put more grey in there.
I drew this design for someone else a few months back and she wanted it larger ~ I drew mine out measuring 20 x 33 which is plenty large for me and able to hook the horse in mostly #8 or #8.5. But as usual will reduce the size as needed just as long as the whole thing didn't require a #6 or smaller.
This is the original antique and I've decided to hook the border antique black like the background. Which required my making minor adjustments to the outside parts of the scrolls which also affects the entire scroll.
Now wish I'd checked out my hooking and colors on the computer monitor sooner as the color chosen for the horse doesn't look the same in the antique. Yet, when I took a printed copy of the rug and my iPad to pull wool, it was that piece which looked more like the picture. Well not in these pictures it doesn't. Well dang. Guess I've got a decision to make before I pull any more loops.
I placed a few leftover wool strips, which had been one of the options for the horse, on the horse and frankly I don't see much difference. And, what I've hooked looks very similar to the antique border in the photo above. So think I'll leave the loops in because in person the color looks just fine to me.
Merry Christmas Eve to all my readers and followers. Hope Santa gives you everything you want. If it is up to the USPS you just might not get it.
A birthday card from a friend took 2 weeks to arrive. I ordered a pattern on December 6th from Cushing with just first class postage since there was already a pattern on my frame. So unless it arrives in the mail today I won't receive it before Christmas.
Okay, those two experiences were with first class shipping. Worse is that on 12/16 I sent a rug a RUG, someone purchased using Priority shipping and it was to arrive 12/19. Tracked the package just now and it still hadn't arrived ~ that is 5 days beyond the expected delivery date. What the heck is going on with USPS
Yet they were successful in delivering millions of ballots out and then to voting locations on time. Unbelievable!!!!!!! What's wrong with this picture??
Merry Christmas Eve.