When Valentine’s Day rolls around I think about hearts. I love hearts as a design motif and I’m actually surrounded by hearts all year ‘round. My house is filled with them.
I was recently asked to design a welcome mat for a fellow rug hooker. Now, I’m all for using my hooked rugs on the floor - they are rugs, after all – but I’ve never made an actual welcome mat. I would hope that no one would actually wipe dirty shoes on it!
Because I wasn’t given any design suggestions except for the obligatory word, “Welcome”, I decided to add hearts to the design. Surely, hearts convey a welcoming feeling. I'm calling this design, Hearts and Vines.
I think I’ll hook up one of these for the door into my studio. It’s an interior door, so no dirty shoes will be wiped on it.
There’s a lot of beauty out there and these crisp, cold days are filled with it!