For those of you new to my blog: I belong to the Magdalena Rug Hookers group ( in Perry County, PA) and also to a splinter group called, Maggie’s Meyvns. There are just three of us Meyvns. About once a year we do a round-robin rug project for fun and we just finished our third one. This time, the topic was Lyric Rugs.
The object was for each of us to think of a lyric from a favorite song, hook the lyric onto one-third of our own rug, and then pass the rug along to the other two Meyvns to hook their one-third parts. Our own rug remains a surprise until the final reveal.
I quickly thought of the song lyric, “Starry, starry, night…” from the song Vincent by Don McLean. I am a huge fan of van Gogh’s paintings, so right away my mind was filled with swirling colors and patterns for my rug. Van Gogh’s mental health was in turmoil for most of his brief life and I wonder if it wasn’t just his amazingly artistic mind filled with colors, shadows and lines. He certainly didn’t see the world around him in the same way that others did, which made his paintings so full of movement and vivid colors. Unfortunately, his artistry wasn’t appreciated until after his death. But I digress….
We Meyvns had our final reveal last Monday and it’s always a fun surprise to see what the others have done with each rug. I’ll let the photos below tell about the rugs.
There’s a lot of beauty out there and in the hooking artistry of good friends.