Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Let December Begin!

We're off and running.....right in to December.  Let me introduce you to our family.  This gathering took place on Thanksgiving and we were only missing four.  Now what is a photograph without everyone????
So one of the family decided to add the missing four and we felt so much better once the photo was revised!  They were in our hearts, so the doctored photo shows that! :O)

We all sat down Friday night to watch WVU play and Lucy the lovely decided that we just won by a nose...perhaps a human's nose though!

the ohio buck
So slow am I! There is no excuse.  I work that way and it suits me.  I have one small area to complete and am still tweaking, his hand, the grass in areas, holes to fill, etc.  I'm as near as I will ever be to getting his face as I want it to be.  It is a "stand back and look at his face" rug.  Up close and you will never see him. 

There will be a slender brown border. I may marry a variety of brown wool on top of the stove, to carry this border.  My son and daughter in law made a decision not to frame it.  After I have completed the finishing work they will use carpet tack strips cut to the correct size and hang it that way. The tacks on the top strip heading up, and if a bottom strip is used, those tacks head towards the floor. As long as this method is done in an out of the way place so no injuries can occur, it is my favorite way to display a rug.

The wind is blowing the colder weather towards this WV ridge.  December is near!
Happy and warm Rug Hooking to you.


Rugs and Pugs said...

Lee ~
Your rug looks great! I am very impressed.
What a wonderful picture. I'm so glad everyone could be in it :)
Pug hugs :)

TheCrankyCrow said...

What an amazing rug...wow - I could never do a portrait or animal rug - and you've combined both beautifully. Great family photo - but, really? someone doctored it? I can't pick out the four that were "added..." Hope your week is off to a great start....Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

Mr. Taylor said...

What a beautiful family! Your rug is excellent, Lee. I love Lucy.

leLoops said...

Hello Lauren, Robin an the debonair Mr. T. Three times thank you...ummm, "making faces" may not be my fav thing :0)
The four on each end are those there in heart and magic!
..and Mr. T, how honored Lady Lucy will be!

Julia said...

What a great rug and so well done and what a nice family picture. The hunting scene must be from a photograph I presume.

Hope that December will be a spectacular month. JB