Adapted from the artwork of Lori Brechlin/Notforgotten Farm
Hooked by Cindy Goolsby
Dashing is such a fun rug! The donkey is a playful alternative for a sled-pulling animal and don't you love that old fashioned wagon??? The turquoise blue background works perfectly for this rug...not too dark and not too light...but it is a medium value so Cindy outlined the donkey so it would show up and pop out nicely against the blue. The tree is simply marvelous hooked up in a light texture. It reminds me of the old silver aluminum tree my aunt put up every Christmas when I was a kid. I don't think a green tree would have been as noticeable or exceptional. The red berries on the tree are like the icing on a cake. If you notice, the red was used sparingly but in three different places, which forms a pleasing balance in the rug.
Another beauty from Cindy and I thank her for sharing her talents with us.
Here is another charming example of Dashing, hooked by Julie Neumiller. She altered the donkey a little to make it look more like a reindeer and personalized the word bubble with her family name. Again, a medium value was used for the background so she hooked a halo around all the objects to make them stand out. I particularly like the way she hooked a light wool inside the tree and wheels. The tree looks luminous. Again, the use of red makes your eye travel around the rug in a pleasing manner.
Great job, Julie! *applause!*
You can find the pattern here: