With Cape May just around the corner and a mat I considered 'unfinished' decided to tweak it once more. Obviously a McGowan trained person will see things they'd change. And if they were to hook this it would be much better. But I'm not McGowan trained and I'm finally calling Mother finished so she's gonna travel with me to rug camp.
The last two tweaks I worked on the eyebrow, the shadow at the neck and under the chin, and changed to a lighter value between the fingers. Below is what the mat looked like June 2022 when she was put away fully aware of all noticeable issues.
And finally here is the very old photo from which I drew the pattern. OMG, right now I see other things which could/should be changed: highlights on the pointer finger knuckle, light shine (or is that another fish?) on the right side of the fishbowl. BUT, not gonna go there.
Okay, I've said it before but this time I am SERIOUS ... I will NEVER hook another narrow cut rug!!!!!!!
Had pouring rain this morning so can't cut grass. Maybe tomorrow or the weekend it will get done.
My heart goes out to all those in Florida in the wake of the hurricanes.