Adapted from the artwork of Lori Brechlin
Hooked by Kimberly Maggion
Did you know that Mr. Pumpkin Thyme has a companion and her name is Merrie Halloween? She is quite the party girl and loves to dress up for the Halloween Ball. She's put on her finest gown and a proper top hat (her favorite one) with a magnificent plume at the top. It makes her feel so festive and giddy! She brought her mask along to disguise herself but she's pretty sure that everyone will guess who she is anyway. She can't wait to see Mr. Pumpkin Thyme again so they can dance the night away under the moonlight.
I have always thought of Merrie as a white pumpkin person so I am happy that Kimberly hooked her "Merrie" in this way. She used a light background so there had to be a pop-out line around Merrie's face and upper body. Kimberly kept it thin so it doesn't overwhelm Merrie's delicate features. Merry is wearing a beautiful ball gown and that is one of the things I love about rug hooking....we can "dress" our hooked figures in some wonderful clothes. Sort of reminds me of playing with paper dolls, don't you think? We are the ones who are creating the finery!
There are some fine details in this pattern so I think it is important to mix your cuts to achieve the delicate nature of the design.
Here is another terrific version of Merrie Halloween. Melody hooked an orange character, who is very lovely with the dark background. I love the purple hat that coordinates with her dress and a few of the flowers in the vine! Super fun!
Congratulations to both ladies for a job well done and your rugs are beautiful inspirations!
You can find the pattern here:
The Merry Halloween pattern was sized to coordinate nicely with Pumpkin Thyme.