The rug of the day is Kissin' Wears Out!
Adapted from Lori Brechlin folk art by Spruce Ridge Studios (c) 2009
This design is perfect for personalizing for weddings or anniversaries and the next two rugs are great examples of hooking it for a special day:
This version is hooked by Vicki Monroe. She was in my class at the Heirlooms Rug School in Holland, MI in 2010 and we worked on her color plan. She gave this to her brother and new sister-in-law as a wedding gift. How wonderful! Of course I love the turquoise dress and also the addition of beading to the bottom of the apron.
The second version is hooked by Marie McDonald. She had this on display in the rug exhibit at the Heirlooms Rug School in July 2011 (the photo quality is a little washed out because it was displayed in a very sunny room!). Marie hooked this to commemorate her anniversary. I love how she added the saying at the bottom of the rug "United are we for life"....and is that a golf club in the gent's hand!?! Perfect!
I also love the fraktur colors both these ladies have used. Since this pattern has a fraktur feel to it anyway, their color choices enhance the whole effect of the rug. Bravo!