This project was a kit I brought with me in the summer of 2009, it's now off my UFO list AND...
I was able to make three from this one kit. Connecting Threads always has such generous kits, for example this 11" x 18 1/2" wallhanging was mostly done with fat quarters & with one fat quarter you were to cut one 'J' or the tree trunks at the base of the trees. So with so much fabric left I just pushed it to make three! The backing was from left over fabric from other projects.
You could say it put the JOY-JOY-JOY...down in my heart, where? down in my heart! LOL
Gives me a bit of a Christmas head start on gift giving too!
I also added the sun & blue moon, in my world if you have 'the sun, the moon, & the stars' you have it all, so this rug shows it all!
I also added a rooster as I was born in the Chinese 'Year of the Rooster', that could explain why I love the mornings so much. The rabbit was already printed on the Lib Callaway design & that was perfect as my husband Bill was born in the year of the rabbit! I'm working on the pineapple that I added, a pineapple is the symbol of hospitality, so it's next to the house. I'm doing both wool strips & Briggs & Little yarn on this rug.
Summer sure has come to an end & the trees are getting bare & I can see into the woods for the first time. Fall is upon us now.
But when the sun shines here it's still so beautiful & the air is cool & fresh as you inhale the Fall air it into the lungs, it's rejuvenating.
Hope you too are enjoying the Fall days...wherever you are.