Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Rug Of The Day - Mermaid

It's a very hot and sultry day here in Michigan so let's cool off a little with a refreshing rug.....
Adapted from the artwork of Lori Brechlin/Notforgotten Farm
Hooked by Kathleen Marie

You can feel the coolness of the water and almost hear the lapping of the waves when you look at Kathleen's rug!  The water surrounding the mermaid is hooked in such a way that it has a lovely, soothing movement.  Kathleen hooked a small light reverse halo around the body of the mermaid so that she doesn't get "lost" in the water.  I love the purple sky and her purple bra.  If you look closely, you can see that Kathleen added trinkets to jazz up her rug a bit....beads, charms, etc.  Such a great way to personalize her rug!
Bravo, Kathleen, this is one splendid rug...and I feel cooler just looking at it!

I have always been fascinated by mermaids and sea creatures.  My dad was in the Navy and when he crossed the equator, they gave him a "Shellback Certificate" honoring the occasion.  It was decorated with side images of mermaids riding fish and good old King Neptune was riding the waves at the top of the certificate. One of these days, I'd like to design a rug with King Neptune as the main character, just to remind me of my special childhood memories.

You can find the Mermaid pattern here:

1 comment:

Saundra said...

I've never hooked a mermaid and find it interesting that Lori would have designed something like that, such a whimsy part of her I guess. Good put show the whimsy side of her in her patterns. Good post.