I finally finished the Welsh Terrier pillow and mailed it off to New Mexico today. It is not the same piece I posted last time. I sent an-in process photo of the mat to the person who ordered it and she wanted me to make the dog's coat more brown than orange and more grizzled than black. Rather than ripping out what looked to me like a perfectly good terrier, I opted to start over. I think both are successful rugs, but I prefer the first one, with its sharper contrast, better. I used artistic license to make my color choices. The colors in the border are bold and the dog had to be able to stand up to them. I explained to my customer that rug hooking is folk art, not photography, and certainly my rug designs are pretty simple. Anyway, I hope she is pleased. Just after I pulled the last loop on Lulu, someone emailed me and asked if I would hook a West Highland terrier . . . I guess my business has gone to the dogs . . . .
I am getting ready to vend at the Eastern Long Island Quilt Guild Show this weekend. If you are in the neighborhood, come join us. There's a native plant sale going on at the same time, so you can kill two birds with one stone. Here's the scoop: