|Final size: 35" x 50"|
This is the piece I started with the fold out free pattern from Rug Hooking Magazine. It's a design from the Las Rancheritas hooking cooperative in Mexico. I added my own personal touches to it: the borders and corners. The story to the borders is that Laurie loves to keep a pet hen. Her first one was named Rosemary, after my mom, and the current hen is Valerie (Laurie's mom), named after my late sister, gone to breast cancer many, many years ago when she was far too young. This pattern provided a perfect format for me to use some wild colors and along with being a memory of our moms, it's an homage to our Spanish/Mexican heritage. It was loads of fun to hook and never once boring.
So...there you have it. I know I purport to being a rug hooker but seldom show any work. Now I can show you what I've done these last months and when I return to NM this coming week, start a new piece. Yippeeee!!!!