Three Little Words usually brings to mind the lovely sentiment "I love you". I am all in favor of that. But there are other combinations of three little words that also pack a punch.
I found myself with a long skinny piece of linen left over from a past rug hooking project - roughly 13" by 60". I rolled it out on the floor and stared at it. Too skinny for a floor runner. I contemplated. "It should say something!" Almost instantly I knew what it should say - these three little words...
I've been doing mostly scrappy/hit or miss rugs lately in an effort to use up leftover wool, but for this rug I wanted something else. I remembered this beautiful eggplant textured wool I purchased awhile back on speculation (because I loved it!)....... this would be the words! I also used it to bind the edge of the rug.
Next I chose a font on my computer for the letters. After choosing the font, I printed out each
letter in the size I wanted it to be on the rug. I cut out the letters and traced them directly onto the linen. To keep things level, I had already drawn a straight line on the linen where the bottom of each letter would be.
When choosing the font, I had to keep in mind how difficult it would be to hook the shape of the letter. I liked this font because it was overall pretty straight, with just a few curvy flourishes to add interest. (I just spent an hour trying to find the Word document I used to make the letters so that I could tell you the name of the font. I have noticed that the ONLY files that EVER get lost on my computer are those I MIGHT want to look at again someday. Sorry.)
For the background, Anita (my rug hooking teacher Anita White) helped me choose one of her beautiful overdyed wools. I think it does a great job of backing up the eggplant letters without overpowering them. Here is a piece of it...as you can see, it is a plaid with very large squares (4"x4"). In real life, it is more subdued than it appears here.
The rug hangs on the wall centered above two side-by-side doors in our living room. It looks great and everyone notices it up there.
I have started a new rug, and in fact it is almost finished! I'll be back soon...
Enjoy your particular version of summer. Our particular version can only be described as...HUMID!!!