I decided it was WAY past time to dig this piece out of my basket and finish it! I stalled on it back when school started - I was debating putting in the date. Several of you weighed in on the date debate - I appreciate your comments. My friend Lauren, of Rugs and Pugs advised me to remove the numbers, which I did.
I am happy with the piece as it turned out, thank you Lauren! I decided that Lauren and I were together when I bought the pattern so I'd follow her advice.
This pattern is from Wendy Miller of The Red Salt Box, called Easy Floral.
The same day I purchased this pattern too - Posies in the Middle by Humble Rugs. I've put in a few strips.....
I've been on Pinterest, studying rugs for color inspiration. I am using different values of wool for the 3 rows in each tongue. I've found several rugs with more of a hit and miss tongue and they are very nice. I just can't do all sorts of different colors, I need the order of only a few colors - that's my personality!
I want a dark background for this one - I'm not sure there will be enough of a contrast between the tongues and the background - I may be doing some reverse hooking. (groan!) I know I'm taking out the centers of the flowers - way too light - I think......
Hope you are staying warm this winter - it's typical NW Ohio weather here; it snows and then warms up and melts it. Only to repeat the process again.