Monday, April 25, 2016

Still not finished.

Winter that is.

Today we got up to light flurries which ended up blanketing the poor flowers that have been blooming for a whole week in the gardens. Man, were they surprised.

And speaking of not finished, today I am spending the day with four mats to get them finished. Three are for my upcoming Doodle class at Trent and the fourth one is a "first mat" by a friend who is smitten with hooking, despite the fact that it does not agree with her fibromyalgia.  

Here is a pic of the first zentangle-inspired mat I hooked in Barbados in 2015 (I know, I put off finishing forever...).  I know lots of people have mentioned the Clover quilt clips which I am using here. They are awesome for holding things together while you stitch.

This little mat was hooked with pantyhose and is being whipped in cotton. Not sure if it will become a pillow someday, but no rush, right?

Some people are much better at really "finishing" their mats once the hooking is done. Here is a picture of a wonderful mat hooked by a student at Loyalist last year. Thanks Jane for allowing me to share it here.

Love the background!! And love how she snuck a row of that bright green in around the top of the horse's head and his tail to pull them away from the border. Brilliant in oh so many ways. I am so looking forward to seeing many of these mats in person at the 50th OHCG Annual at Deerhurst this coming weekend.

Maybe by then winter will be REALLY finished and so will a couple of my mats. Fingers crossed.

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