As the days get shorter and darkness creeps earlier and earlier into the evenings, I have caught the bug to sit at my frame again! I am working on an Ann Willey pattern, Welcomed Guests.
I have loved this pattern since it first came out. I am doing something a little different with this pattern. I am letting it speak to me and tell me what it wants to be. I know, a little weird sounding, isn't it? But originally, I thought of a light background. The more I hooked, the more I realized that the rug really wanted a dark background. It might be that I am influenced by Ann's original work of art. Still, a dark background just seemed like the right thing to do. Another departure for me is the "brighter" leaves and veins. They are not how I typically hook leaves, and yet I kept having the feeling that this is the way they wanted to be presented.
I am just about to start working on the face of the woman on the left. I want to take my time with her and let her develop. Once the face is hooked, she will have her own personality and things will start to get exciting! I am not so sure if I like her hair yet, but she has given me permission to play around with it a little and we'll see what happens!
So far, I am really having a lot of fun with my hooking! I'll keep you updated.