Thursday, May 31, 2012

I Love Early Mornings

The early morning hours, before the children are up, after my husband leaves for work, are a very special time for me. This is the time of the day I have for myself, when I can sit, drink a cup of coffee, hook a few rows, and enjoy the magic of the morning light.

Early in the morning is usually when I like to take pictures. There is something about the early morning light here that keeps the colors true, and gives a soft yet bright beauty to everything I photograph.

Early morning is when I write my daily blog post, sharing with you the few rows I hooked, the pictures, the sunlight. A perfect start to my day...

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Look What My husband Made for Me!

I want to take the time today to share with you what my husband made for me. He made me a simple, sturdy frame for my rug hooking.

My husband loves to do woodworking as much as I like rug hooking. I asked him if he could make me a frame, and he did! I find it really nice that even our crafts complement each other.

I love the fact that he used reclaimed wood. I am very fond of the natural wood color. It looks so beautiful next to the primitive linen.

I am really happy that he built the frame without front legs. This makes hooking so much easier as my arm can move freely under the frame, unhindered.

I am going to keep this post short, as I want to take advantage of the early morning hour to hook a little! A demain!

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Once Upon a Time, There Was One Little Hen...

Once upon a time, there was one little hen roosting in a bleeding heart bush, and then a second one came... These were the thoughts that came to my mind this morning, as I was photographing of my rug in progress.

Last week, my first little hen sat there all lonely, but this weekend, a new little hen joined her. When I first started working on the second hen, I thought she would be a twin of the first one, but then, she, the little hen, took control. She decided she would be redder, and plumper, making her own unique contribution to this rug.

I think, this is one of the things I love so much about rug hooking. When you relax into it, the elements of a rug take on a life of their own, surprising you and guiding you. As I hook the night sky background of the rug, it is as if the sky was talking to me, telling me, make me a little bluer, make me a little darker!

Hand-hooked rugs are as beautiful as the world we live in, bursting with life, unique, diverse, and beautifully imperfect.