Here is my January Journal 2011. This was a challenge on The Mat. We had many, many participants and as usual I'm bringing up the rear, I told you I like to sweep! It was wonderful to see the array of ideas and adventures we all had! We all had a great time sharing this experience.
And a close up so you can see the fruity pebbles border:
This might look alike a pretty strange rug. It doesn't make sense upon first glance or ever for some people.
Each motif hooked represents something about the 31 days of January for me and me alone. There are lots of secrets in this rug and if you look closely you might read some of them.
Lots of my newly acquired January skill in the form of handspun made it into this rug, there was green grass the first day and birds pecking away.
That is not a cupcake!
Can you find the dye pan?
Who's been leaving tracks?
I find these kind of create as you go rugs wonderful learning grounds, how to write with pictures, a good thing to practise.
For trying out colours and shapes together to imply ideas makes this rug is priceless to me.
And best of all as part of the turning new leaf.... I finished it ....I haven't whipped a rug since Churchill was a cowboy.
And I might wait for him to become a zombie before I do it again....
I hope you are finding time for happy hooking!