It's a song! It's a painting! It's a rug!

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.

Here's my rug. I did the upper left area with the night sky; Debra did the right side (that's me playing the cello in my next life, since I don't have time in this one); and Kathleen did the other two Meyvns (Debra playing the flute and Kathleen dancing to the music).  I love that we are all represented on my rug!  

Here's my rug. I did the upper left area with the night sky; Debra did the right side (that's me playing the cello in my next life, since I don't have time in this one); and Kathleen did the other two Meyvns (Debra playing the flute and Kathleen dancing to the music).  I love that we are all represented on my rug!  

This is Debra's rug - she was thinking a 50s theme.  Can't you hear Doris Day singing in your head?  Debra did the outer circle (except for a couple of the flowers and leaves that I added); I did the raspberry pink area and suggested a Magic 8 Ball, one of my favorite toys as a kid); and Kathleen did the interior area of flowers and vines.  A bright, colorful rug!

This is Debra's rug - she was thinking a 50s theme.  Can't you hear Doris Day singing in your head?  Debra did the outer circle (except for a couple of the flowers and leaves that I added); I did the raspberry pink area and suggested a Magic 8 Ball, one of my favorite toys as a kid); and Kathleen did the interior area of flowers and vines.  A bright, colorful rug!

This is Kathleen's rug.  She hooked the lyric, the yellow peace sign (like the front of a VW bus)  and a dark blue and bright red area; I added the world (highlighting Malaysia, a special memory for her) and the Malaysian flag, bringing in bright red stripes; and Debra hooked the paper dolls representing Kathleen's family and lots of flower-power flowers!

This is Kathleen's rug.  She hooked the lyric, the yellow peace sign (like the front of a VW bus)  and a dark blue and bright red area; I added the world (highlighting Malaysia, a special memory for her) and the Malaysian flag, bringing in bright red stripes; and Debra hooked the paper dolls representing Kathleen's family and lots of flower-power flowers!