Even when I make a conscious effort not to hook something too large, I have a tendency to hook on the line, which when hooking with a larger cut make an enormous difference. His eyes and nose were just TOO BIG.
I think I did more reverse hooking on this little mat than I do on a large rug. Those lumps of coal were just giving me fits. You can't tell by the picture, but I used sparkly grunged white wool for the snowman. It's the first time I've used sparkly wool and I did not care for hooking with it. The weave was very loose and I had a tendency to catch the wool with my hook ~ hence lots of strings to be cut.
Just thought I'd share my vintage Christmas books with you. I've had the little Holly Berries book for decades and have no idea where I got it. The others I've purchased over the years. I purchased the Chatterbox because it is dated 1920 and that was the year of my dear mom's birth.
|Cupples & Leon Company|
|Christmas Fairy Tales|
McLoughlin Brothers, New York
The Page Company, Boston, Mass
|Charles E. Graham & Company|
I've had a laid back couple of days and I've loved it. I've been home during the day, hooking, catching up on odd and ends, playing on the computer ~ just heaven. Tomorrow it's back to reality :(
As we wind down 2015, I'd like to say a big thank you to all who stop by. I really do appreciate your support and kind words.
Pug hugs :)