Saturday, March 20, 2010

Rug Of The Day - March 20th


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.
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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.
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7 comments:

Bobbie said...

What a beautiful analogy, Kris...the rug is a beautiful. Thank you so much for sharing the story behind it and thank you for posting rugs every day!

Sheila said...

Thank you for sharing your story Kris, I have rugs which do the same for me.
I too appreciate this months blog of sharing rugs each day!!!!!!!!!!!!

Lori from Notforgotten Farm said...

oh Kris...It lightens my heart to know this rug is so special to you...when I designed the drawing, it was supposed to reflect the coming of spring and the changes in life...your hooking is just beautiful ~ Thank you, Kris.

xoxoxo
Lori

Sheri said...

Kris, you are a dear person to have shared a very tender, sad, personal moment in your life. You brought a tear to my eye...your kindered spirit...yah ya betcha!

Lori Ann C. said...

Chris,
I love that you can "hook" your emotions. I think we can all identify with a creative process and handwork as healing. Each bit of wool pulled or stitch completed is part of a journey.

All my best,
Lori Ann

brenda said...

what a wonderful post! I know exactly what you mean.... Thanks for sharing :) it is a beautiful rug....

Kim said...

Thanks for sharing,Kris. I too lost my Mom on June 20th, 2009. A year of such grief and sorrow, it took a long time for me to pick up my needle again. But when Spring came this year, I felt myself and my passions stir within me. I am back doing some things I love. Oh, I miss her deeply everyday and life is not the same, but I know I will see her again one day, in the Kingsom of Heaven....if you get a chance, love at my last post on my blog!