Yes, I suppose in my heart of hearts I am a sentimental fool! And There are a lot of us out there. I do get teary-eyed at commercials that are meant to pull at your heart strings, I do talk in a high baby voice to my dog sometimes, and I do love to put hearts in my hooked work, I even sign the "o" in my name, Marijo, when writing, with a heart shape! MARIJ❤
One of the first rugs I designed back in the 80's had a heart at the center, birds on either side and vining flowers. Thirty years later, I haven't gotten tired of using the heart motif, sometimes it's just exactly that, a heart, as in Farm & Sugarloaf Mountain... Sometimes it's a strawberry, with the shape of a heart, or a mouse with a heart hanging from his tail, or in my most current in progress rug, it's an open heart, inspired by a lovely iron garden gate.
|Garden Gate, In Progress|
Do you have a favorite rug that you've hooked with a heart? Or One on your wish list of projects? Maybe from a vintage rug? And I suppose it is possible, that hearts aren't your "thing" in any way, shape or form. That's ok! So, if that's the case, and hearts aren't your thing, then surely there is some other motif or design topic that does make YOUR heart sing!
|Epimedium in my Garden|
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