Now that I have all the traveling and shows and camps over with for 2010, I have had some time to sit at my frame and hook. It's a great feeling to get back to my creativity and rug hooking! And nothing is more festive than to hook a Santa during the Holiday season! I know I won't get it done in time for Christmas but hey, it doesn't matter. It's just plain old fun to do.
I'm working on Midnight Clear, an adaptation from Lori Brechlin's folk art. I have wanted to work on this pattern for sooo long! The colors were swirling around in my head, so it seems like the design is practically hooking itself!
Santa's face was fun to do...once I got his eyes worked in there, his personality just popped! I think outlining his mustache in the gray wool helped give a little more character to his face too.
And what could be more delightful than this little pocket snowman? I hooked the pocket in red striped wool to make it look like it was patched and added on later. Lori has such a wonderful, whimsical way of creating these charming characters!
Five more days until the unveiling of the blog challenge project.....tick tock tick tock....what could it be?