I will sing HALLELUIAH with the angels - you won't believe how long I struggled to get these photos to upload to my blog. I still didn't get the all inclusive "finish" photo but here they are - all 6 of the little angels.
DF Henrietta drew the Angels Watch Over Me wording which I feel just adds to the folksiness of this rug.
The rug was designed by Bea Brock in Texas and the color plan and all the wool was by Diane Stoffel. It is hooked mostly in a 4 cut with 3 for the facial detail and 5 for the backround.
I can't even say how happy I am to have another good size rug finished. This one is 46 X 19
I would like to hang this rug over my bed. I am torn as to whether to try and use a traditional frame moulding or just mount on stretcher bars hang like most rug hookers do. I'm afraid it will be very expensive to have a frame this big made up but I am going to consult with my framer and see.
I hope all my friends in blogland will rejoice with me. I won't even say how long I've been working on this rug - let's just say 'years' and leave it at that. As you know from prior comments - I don't work on any one thing steady and on this one - I was running out of backround and the rug sat idle for almost a year while I was waiting on more backround to finish. Master at the art of dyeing that Diane Stoffel is - you can't tell at all where the new backround started and the old backround ended. Of course I did blend best I could with what I had left of the old backround.
I like to work on seasonal things in the season so my rugs get put away and other rugs get pulled out all throughout the year. One can say I never get bored the way I approach my needlework endeavors. Thanks as always for stopping by and for commenting on my blog.