Daily Color: "I am working with the enthusiasm of a man from Marseilles eating bouillabaisse, which shouldn't come as a surprise to you because I am busy painting huge sunflowers." –Vincent van Gogh
Fourteen years ago, to welcome my new nephew, I made a small rug for his nursery. It was my first--and so far only--latchhook rug. I wanted something bright and happy, in non-traditional baby brights, so I sketched, charted, and hooked a sunflower floating on a bright blue sky background.
Recently, that same nephew graduated from 8th grade and is headed to high school in the fall. He is now much taller than I am (that's not too hard!), bright, articulate, affectionate, confidant, musical, athletic...
This past week we travelled to Boston for a combination graduation/birthday celebration for Asa, and we slept in his room. I was beyond tickled to see the rug there, still in use! The pile has matted down a bit over the years, but otherwise it's worn like a champ. Just like Asa.