Sunflowers for Sarah.

When I was recently in Oregon visiting our son and his family, our daughter-in-law, Sarah, mentioned how nice it would be to have a hooked rug on the floor on her side of the bed.  “Something soft and cushiony to step onto in the morning- perhaps with sunflowers”.  Now I’m not a big flower person, but the mention of sunflowers and their bright and beautiful yellow color, put a smile on my face and a design idea in my mind.  I'm always thinking of hooked rug designs.

Another design element, which I’ve had in mind for a rug, is Grizzly Peak, the mountain seen from the back of their home.  Combining the mountain in the distance and the sunflowers in the foreground would make a great rug design! 

The pattern, which will be about four feet long and almost two feet high, came together quickly.  The best part is that the colors I envisioned all went together beautifully.  This is going to be a fun rug to hook!

I had much of the wool on hand, but had to dye the yellows and greens.  The sky blue wool I will dye when I get to that part.  All of the wool gathered together is beautiful!  I can’t wait to start hooking. 

It would be nice to make this rug as a surprise for Sarah, but I’m not good at surprises.  I hope Sarah – and you- will enjoy seeing her rug as I post progress in the weeks to come.

There’s a lot of beauty out there and in hand-dyed wool waiting to be hooked!

I am anxious to start hooking this pattern with this beautiful wool!

I am anxious to start hooking this pattern with this beautiful wool!

Grizzly Peak- Ashland, Oregon

Grizzly Peak- Ashland, Oregon