Often times, my rugs turn out to be a "fabric" diary. With each loop I pull, there is a multitude of memories being woven into the design. The memories might be happy or sad or they might recall certain events that were going on at the time. Memories of surgery and travel and friends. I can look at one of my rugs and reflect back about what was going on and how I felt while I was hooking it...a wondrous journey of my experiences that speak only to me.
So this is the case with today's rug, Spring Messenger (another adaptation from Notforgotten Farms). This was the first rug that I hooked after my mom had passed away. I had not really felt like hooking much for a while afterward but somehow this little pattern was calling to me. There is a lot of healing that is hooked up in this rug. When I look at it, it is not sadness I see, it is the healing of an aching soul and the hope that life goes on. I think there is a little symbolism here with the momma bird watching over her precious eggs. Love and hope and new beginning. Just like the first day of Spring.