This was a much better week! No more flu bugs! It feels like I made very good progress on Crazy Horse.
This week I did a big leaf, two heart motifs, two flower motifs, a star, a cat and a deer.
Here's a little bit closer look. Can you see the caterpillar on that leaf?
I like my cat, but he does have a rather diabolical look on his face!
I had lots of fun with this deer. I didn't want to use a strong texture on him since he is so close to the texture-ish cat, so I gave him spots. I think it works! And of course... purple antlers!
Crazy Horse is not my first Susan Quicksall rug. I attended a camp with her in 2009 in Eureka Springs, but even before that I made this rug, her pattern called Old Penn Floral, in 2007.
I really like my Old Penn Floral - it's at the foot of our bed, where it is a daily reminder of this...
Ouch! That's my right ankle - cobbled back together with some pretty mean looking hardware. The lesson in all this is to be Very Careful when carrying a large rug down the stairs. Old Penn Floral was about half way finished when one Saturday morning I gathered my frame and wool and hooks and rug and bounded down the stairs to go to a Saturday morning hooking session with my local group. Fortunately, the mishap occurred near the bottom of the stairs! A corner of the rug got loose and I stepped on it and that pulled the frame out of my hands and down we all went! Needless to say, I got lots of hooking done in the next 6 weeks!
To end on a nicer note, here are two great photos my husband took this week (he's a Pro... I mean a real Pro!) This snow bunny is a garden sculpture in our backyard garden.
And he got this great shot of a gorgeous eagle out at Clinton Lake.
Today was the start of Week 3 on the Crazy Horse Quilt Runner. I'm working on a goat - check in next week to see how it's going! This rug is great fun to work on.