I've got to get busy to get this finished by Christmas. I've lost a whole week of hooking 'cause of Jimmie Dean. But he's certainly worth it!!
I have taken out the hooking on the right side that was supposed to be a bluff with shadows. I don't know what I'm doing there yet, but I know it just wasn't right.
I have done a real no-no and just hooked and hooked and not put it down and stepped back to see what it's looking like. The more I look, the more I see the water needs some work too! I think the wording will be OK when finished. Remember it says, "not all who wander are lost". I'm going to try to work all day on it today. But my photographer friend is coming at lunch time to photograph my Sunflower rug for the book by Jane Green titled, "Pictorial Rugs".
It will be published in the fall of 09, but I have to get my pics in my the first of January. I figured with all the confusion of the holidays it's best to get it done now. I still can't believe that one of my rugs is actually going to be published--in a book!!! It really humbles me. Yet at the same time I'm jumping up and down!
I can't close without showing another picture of Jimmie Dean. He's been "home" for six days now. I keep reading that we're (Mickey and I) are supposed to be the alpha dogs but.....he's a cute little puppy. It's so hard not to just let him have his way. He was biting my socks-ruined two new pair. But after quite a few no's and nose swatting he finally "got it" I hated to even barely swat him on the nose but he had the whole top of my sock in a death grip pulling and growling, with my foot in my sock!
I remember my mom saying with my last puppy, you can spank a child but you can't spank your dog!?!?! Yes I can do both. But I'm not very convincing with either one. I can't seem to "get my bluff in" with kids or dogs. I'm too much of a softie. But I do actually think I'm much better with dogs!
Let the beauty we love be what we do...