Be Still My Heart
Artwork by Lori Brechlin/Notforgotten Farm
Rug hooking pattern adapted by Spruce Ridge Studios
This is a really darling design and a sweet, sentimental Valentine! I have seen it hooked up several times but I must not have saved the pictures because a search of my computer files does not come up with anything. I knew it had appeared in the ATHA magazine several times, too, but I could not put my hands on which issue (or issues) have featured it.
However, a Google search came up with the following link:
Lori wrote a really nice blog post in 2014 about the ATHA article and Marguerite Evans' rug. I love the plaid for the rabbit which easily creates "instant" fur, and also the soft plaid for the background which adds a lot of interest and movement. The rabbit's red dress is perfect and using red again in the lettering and the tulip moves the color around the rug. Wouldn't we all agree that red is THE perfect color for a Valentine!?!?
You can find the pattern here:
Just a note: Marguerite was an exceptional and kind woman who loved the fellowship of rug camps and rug hooking. She passed away in 2015. It was an honor and a privilege to know her and see her wonderful rugs.