Mice are nice.

Well, maybe not running loose and free inside my house, but I do love them as part of my rug designs.  Oh, and owls, too.  Mice and owls seem to go together and that’s not all good for the mice.

Looking back at some of my designs containing mice, I found five that I have photographed.  I’m sharing them below.

I am going gangbusters on my Stack o’ Jacks wall hanging that was commissioned by a friend.  I will most likely blog about it in its finished state next Monday.  It might not be bound, but I think it will be finished.  I’m planning something fun for the bittersweet in the lower part of the piece.  Sometimes “fun ideas” don’t turn out as imagined.  That will wait to be seen.

I am on pins and needles waiting for the workshops and retreats to be posted for next August’s Rug Hooking Week at Sauder Village.  I can’t wait to see who will be teaching what.  That is my favorite rug hooking event and it never fails to inspire me.

There’s a lot of beauty out there and in the little creatures that make a hooked piece special.

Stack o' Jacks has an inquisitive mouse....

Stack o' Jacks has an inquisitive mouse....

Belling the Cat has two mischievous mice...

Belling the Cat has two mischievous mice...

Waxing Crescent has a nervous mouse.....

Waxing Crescent has a nervous mouse.....

Emma's Owls has a tiny mouse.....

Emma's Owls has a tiny mouse.....

And this Saw whet Owl has  a dinner mouse.....

And this Saw whet Owl has  a dinner mouse.....