Today was the first day upon arriving at work the security light did not come one. How ironic that in five days it will once again be totally dark on the drive to work, but I am looking forward to the time change. I would much rather have the daylight hours in the evening.
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I am hoping the only "rules" in hooking a Magdalena Briner rug is that there are no rules :) Melissa hooked a version of this rug while at the hook-in at Sauder Village. (You can see her rug here.) As Saundra pointed out, because of the age of Magdalena rugs and the design being in the public domain, there is no copyright on her designs. Melissa gave me the templates. I enlarged them and put them on linen. The rug I've drawn is 13" x 21". I don't hook LARGE rugs ~ the largest rug I've hooked to date was another Magadalena rug that was about 16" x 46". It's funny because on the Woolley Fox website they referred to rug (I don't remember which one) that I think was 23" x 39" as a small rug. I guess it's all relative. Anyway, here's what I've done so far. Kind of flying by the seat of my pants. I'm not yet sure if the background will be light or dark. I guess I will be deciding soon!
Here are the wools I used for the animals. The colors aren't too bad except for the last wool. It is the raspberry crumb wool from Betsy's most recent mailer and it's much more subtle in person. I've hooked the animals in two evenings which is pretty fast for me!
We've had some more crazy weather here on Ohio's north coast. Two days ago we had a few inches of snow and tomorrow the forecast is for temps in the low 60's. The wind has been howling for several days, but thankfully we have not had the tornadoes and devastation of other areas. Let's keep those in our prayers who have lost so much.
Pug hugs :)