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I don't know if anyone else does this type of rug hooking but, I am really happy to share this wonderful piece that I just accomplished. I started working on this to try and balance myself during the aftermath of a heartbreaking divorce. Here I am, many month's later, able to show off something good that has come from such a painful time. I feel just as lost and scared as I ever did, which really is very hard to cope with, to be honest. I have my wonderful mother to thank for teaching me this art. I look up to her more than she may ever know. I could easily have spiraled out of control. Instead I have been channeling my feelings into this project.I plan to frame it and give it to my parents. This took about 80 hours and was 8400 yarn pieces. Thanks for having a look.

Cornucopia-Edited.jpg

 This is a Cornucopia. It is often associated with Thanksgiving or fall harvest in the US. If only all the different people could come together as well. What a beautiful union of diversity and community we would have. 

 

If anyone has one to share, please do. I would love that. ❤️ 

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That's a wonderful chef- d'oeuvre dear Abi. Indeed, it needs to be framed and enjoyed at all angles.

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24 minutes ago, Dinaki said:

That's a wonderful chef- d'oeuvre dear Abi. Indeed, it needs to be framed and enjoyed at all angles.

Thanks. I am trying to find a good framer now.

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A beautiful Horn of Plenty rug.  You are talented and obviously patient to be able to accomplish this.  Take that knowledge with you as you move forward in life.  I'm sure your parents will enjoy it.  

Cheers, Jani

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1 hour ago, Jani said:

A beautiful Horn of Plenty rug.  You are talented and obviously patient to be able to accomplish this.  Take that knowledge with you as you move forward in life.  I'm sure your parents will enjoy it.  

Cheers, Jani

Thank You very much! It is difficult when you get multiple colors really close and they are not marked in the package. I am very happy with how well it turned out and have an appointment to see frame choices tomorrow. I am already working on the next one too. ~Abi~

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So I finally have seen the final results of my efforts. I am really happy with how well it turned out. Here it is just before shipping it to my parents.

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Beautiful!  I like that you have framed it so it can be displayed.  I'm sure they will enjoy it and think of you when they see it. 

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11 hours ago, Alex-John said:

there amazing  you have a real talent there  loves to see more of your work  

I really appreciate that Alex. I am almost done with one that I will be posting in the next couple weeks probably. The one I'm starting after that is really large and may take quite a while to complete. I don't do much other than keeping busy with these. It's my meditation of sorts.?

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2 hours ago, Abi said:

So, here is my latest. Simba and Nala from Lion King.

This one is soooo cute! @Abi You are extremely talented. Thank you for sharing these beautiful peace’s of art.

 

Susan R?

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Thanks @Susan R and @Jani. I hate to say it but there is no real talent to these other than patience and persistence. I have some days that I look at the project I'm on and wonder why I even like these things. I fear that eventually I will just have piles of these things laying around and no real use for them. I really like the overall finished product. I just wonder how I will ever justify my reasons for making them, if I don't find people to take them. I would sell them but that seems like more work than it's worth. Anyway, it will be a while before I have another one to share. My next project is the biggest I've done yet and has almost 40 colors.

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Don't shortchange yourself.  Patience and persistence are certainly talents!   Not everyone possesses them!  I suppose we work on a hobby for what it gives us.  You could always sew two together and stuff with poly-fill to make pillows. Or just get some damask to leave the reverse side blank.  Make a few and donate them to a nursing home.  I'm sure they would be enjoyed.  

 

Keep working at them!  

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My father made rugs in a similar fashion, I still have a few dotted around the house.

 

I even made one as best I can remember, a tiger pouncing, on a red background. Don't know if I've still got it even though there are only five rooms it might still be in.

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On 12/11/2020 at 2:01 PM, Petra Jane said:

My father made rugs in a similar fashion, I still have a few dotted around the house.

 

I even made one as best I can remember, a tiger pouncing, on a red background. Don't know if I've still got it even though there are only five rooms it might still be in.

For me, it was my mother. She made me this beautiful wolf many years ago.

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If you ever find time, I would love to see pictures. It is not as common of an art now that the age of graphic design and digital art have begun. I could never keep my hand steady enough to paint but the yarn is fairly forgiving. If only I had an endless supply of latch hook kits and coffee. ?

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This one is by far my favorite. Love the blend of colors. Feel the same way with felting, give me felting needles, raw wool and fresh Joe or EarlGreyCoffeeTea. Quiet meditation and well spent patience. ? Great work.

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Thank you very much. I was never allowed to hang the wolf when I was married. The ex was cold as ice but, when I got away and had my walls repainted, I immediately hung it up. I love it and everything my mother did for me over the years. I always looked up to my mother and she always has done her best to accept me for who I am. I wish I had been much more open with her when I was young but, the times were tough for anyone that didn't fit neatly in their assigned box. Progress. Gotta love that! Where's your felting thread? You should show some of the pieces that you enjoyed making.

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1 hour ago, Abi said:

Thank you very much. I was never allowed to hang the wolf when I was married. The ex was cold as ice but, when I got away and had my walls repainted, I immediately hung it up. I love it and everything my mother did for me over the years. I always looked up to my mother and she always has done her best to accept me for who I am. I wish I had been much more open with her when I was young but, the times were tough for anyone that didn't fit neatly in their assigned box. Progress. Gotta love that! Where's your felting thread? You should show some of the pieces that you enjoyed making.

? Honestly, I'm terrible at photo documenting my stuff, but did post some work, it's just a bit down the line in the thread. Plus I made many as gifts and gave them away before remembering I didn't take a photo.?Oy...me, when will I learn.

 

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