Tuesday, September 8, 2020

Rug Of The Day - Do Goode, Be Nice

Do Goode, Be Nice
Adapted from the artwork of Lori Brechlin/Notforgotten Farm
Hooked by Saundra Porter

I know I have probably blogged about Saundra's rug before but it sure does put a smile on my face and I think it's worth showing again.
Saundra and I worked on this color plan together at Cape May several years ago.  I really love that the witch has green skin and red hair.  Just as a witch would want, she is dressed in black.  The purple flowers are super fun and work well with the orange colors in the rug.  Saundra used the beading stitch technique to get those lovely hairy little petals on the flowers. 
 Another thing I love is the red fingernails! 
There are some fiddly little details in this pattern but they are so worth spending time on them.  Don't you love the word bubble?  It's really an important part of the pattern so the letters needed to be hooked smaller so you can read them easily.  A nice little pop-out line around the word bubble sets it apart from the background.  One other thing I want to point out is that Saundra hooked the words in brown....many of us may have had the notion to use black, but the brown is just a tad bit more subtle.  The letters show up but they don't take over the rug.  The witch is really the star of the show and she doesn't need to be upstaged!
And of course, Saundra hooked the eye using my suggestions...one of the lessons I love to teach in class.

You can find this fabulous pattern here:


Saundra said...

That was a fun rug to hook in a class taught by a great teacher. BTW, I knew about beading but you were the one who suggested me using it for those flowers and what a perfect AH HA lesson.

Rugs and Pugs said...

That Saundra is such a great hooker!