Wednesday, December 9, 2015


I hooked this small mat a few years ago.

My intent was to use everything about this design to point me or you, the viewer, in the direction of feeling at peace.

You will notice the use of the peace symbol as part of the tree.

The sleeping baby bird is meant to pull at your heartstrings. Whether you are a mom, an auntie, a grandmother, have been a babysitter, or perhaps worked with young children, you know that a sweetly napping baby always fills you with peace.

The muted colors and dark background, again, are meant to make you feel calm and serene.

And finally, if you or I missed all the other cues, surely the spelled out word, "peace" will give your brain the message...breathe, relax, be at peace.

This wall hanging has been grabbing my attention a lot these past few weeks, and a couple of lines from a song keep popping into my head.

"Let there be peace on earth, and let it begin with me."

Peace my friends!



  1. So lovely on many levels. And yes, let their be peace and let it begin with me. Thanks for the reminder.

  2. an absolutely peaceful quiet rug my friend ~
    peace be to thee!

  3. Love your rug and its back story. Of course, now I will not be able to get the song out of head. At least it isn't something like "Grandma Got Run Over By a Reindeer this Year".

  4. Not to mention the very act of rug hooking brings one peace! Love the peace symbol worked into your design! Cathy G

  5. Yes, Cathy, so true, rug hooking is so meditative! Thank you! mj