Adapted from the artwork of Lori Brechlin/Notforgotten Farm
Hooking in progress by Judy Glenn
My Country is the companion piece to Lady Liberty. I have not hooked this one myself but I have color planned it several times. I worked with Judy on her rug last fall at the Historic Franklin Rug Hooking Retreat. Because of a lighter background, it was decided to go with a red house and a mustard house...I personally love to hook mustard houses and this one looks great! If Judy would have hooked a white farmhouse, she would have had to do some outlining to make it pop from the background. This is a fun design to play around with your red, white and blue textures....I consider that gold is a friend of patriotic colors (flags with gold fringe) so add some antique gold into your color plan too!
I borrowed this version of My Country, hooked by Carolyn Cooke, from a rug hooking group's Face Book page. I LOVE how Carolyn hooked the striped pants and hat like the traditional old-time Uncle Sam. This is a great example of how you can hook this pattern in many different ways! Bravo, Carolyn!
You can find the My Country pattern here:
PS: Did you notice that the flag is flying from a tree branch in Uncle Sam's hands? Don't you love the playful whimsy in that?