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Saturday, April 4, 2015

Crow Couple

  I hooked this rug as a Christmas gift for my Mom.
The crow on the right - that's Mom.
Crow on the left - that's Dad.
My two brothers and I are up there in the nest.
All five of us were born and raised in Kansas, with lots of sunflowers all around.
Mom's antiques business was called Double Tree Antiques.

The best part was when Mom opened the gift, 
and she immediately understood all the connections.
She loves it.


This pattern is available from Honey Bee Hive (website is rughook.com) which has over 2,300 rug hooking patterns!  (This is what they say - I have not counted.)  The pattern is "Crow's Nest", designed by Ramona Orihill.  The only modification I made was to add a border - which is actually inside the outer edge of her original design.  As you can see, the design elements go out into the border a little bit, which I think is an interesting look.

Just for fun, here's a few of my sunflower shots from last summer.  We are lucky to have a wonderful sunflower grower just a few miles out of town.



4 comments:

  1. Amy - what an awesome rug - with great significance to your mom and her family - I LOVE the way the design broke through the border. I don't believe I've ever heard of Honey Bee Hive so I'm off to take a look. Thanks for sharing this with us!

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  2. What a wonderful gift for your mom!!!
    I adore your sunflower pictures.
    Hugs :)
    Lauren

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