I've been busy this past week with a medical crisis affecting my 91 year old mother. I haven't hooked since I left AZ two weeks ago; I can't tell you what's been going on in the world. I can barely tell you what day it is –it’s been like that. But I can tell you all about hospital emergency rooms and skilled nursing facilities (SNF) and that you have to watch everything that goes on AND what doesn't go on in a SNF. You have to be an advocate for your loved one. My mother is now stable, but her health is so fragile it can turn in a matter of hours. We hope we've turned the corner on this episode, but it has required watching every medical intervention carefully, on her behalf. My mom is worth every breath I can take to help her, care for her, advocate for her. She’s the best!
Fortunately I had drafted my prior blog posts before the medical crisis emerged so they were easy to post, but now I've got to get creative and do some live blogging. It feels good to focus on something hooking related again.
So, onward to the Magdalena Menagerie (MM) rug. I took the monster MM rug to AZ with me. Silly girl! It is huge, and what was I thinking? I only had my little 10" x 10" sit on frame for the trip (it packs easily) and the MM will be nearly 5 feet wide when finished. Still, I was able to complete quite a bit on it. So with this post I'll share some of my work on the rug.
When I started the rug, I swore to myself I would hook all the little circles in the lollipop bush first. But I couldn’t stand it; they are routine and tedious. So I moved on to the crows. Simple enough, but after hooking the right crow with dark outlining (left), I decided to change the outlining to a lighter wool (right).