Friday, August 5, 2011

Tree of Life

I finished whipping the edge of this new rug last night and I'm really pleased with it. It's not very big - just 15" x 19" - because I used a scrap of linen that I had in my stash and just made it work. I included 5 fruits to represent my hubby and our three children. Used an assortment of yummy browns for the border and trunk.


I based it off of a design I found in one of the old needlework books I have in my library, and just drew it freehand.


Talking about the tree of life makes me think of my family, of course. My little grandson Tyce just turned 10 months old and they had family pictures taken. We are so smitten with this little guy - how could we NOT be with eyes like this?


More photos can be seen on the photographer's blog here.

17 comments:

Jana said...

Love your rug. It's beautiful! Yes it would be hard not to be smitten with that adorable little guy! Grandchildren are the best!

Amy McPheeters said...

Very cute little rug - with meaning! I looked at the other photos. Wonderful!!! Love the matching hairdos on the guys. Just below where I'm typing I can see the word I will be asked to type in to send this post. Usually it is not even a real word, but this time it says "bless". How appropriate! Thanks for sharing the pics. Amy

~Sara said...

Love the rug! Especially the meaning that you put into it. I love having things in my home with special memories. Sometimes the look doesn't always fit together, but if you love something and it has memories, then it fits. And your grandson, simply adorable. I love being "Grandma"!You have to enjoy them while they are little, they grow so fast. Blessings ~Sara

Me and My Stitches said...

Those eyes are definitely beautiful! What a cutie! Love your rug - one of these days I will learn to hook!

Courtney said...

What a beautiful rug. I love that you designed it and "hooked" in some wonderful family themes. Your grandson is truly wonderful. You're right about the eyes...wow!
Courtney

Lori said...

Your newest rug is lovely! I adore the folk art appeal of it.\

Tyce is adorable as well! What a darling!

Raymond Homestead said...

Your rug turned out great! I like the idea behind it! Your grandson is quite the cutie!

Rugs and Pugs said...

Gayle ~
What a great rug!
Love that little grandbaby of yours. He has the most beautiful eyes!!!
Pug hugs :)
Lauren

TheCrankyCrow said...

Great rug, Gayle!! I've always loved the Tree of Life designs...so glad you adapted it for a personal touch. And oh...the Tyce...what a cutie he is...he's gonna be a real heartbreaker when he grows up!! Those eyes are just dreamy!! Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

Nedra said...

Oh my, Gayle, look at your grandson's blue blue eyes! You can swim in them! I can see why you are so smitten. He's a cutie!

Kim~HomeIsWhereTheHeartIs said...

Your rug is beautiful! And that grandson of yours is a little darling :)

LiahonaGirl said...

Darling rug -- and even cuter grandson.

Mimi Sue said...

Those eyes are sure blue! Adorable! Loved to see all those rugs in person. So good to see you too. Mimi

HomeSpunPrims said...

Great rug and darling grandson! Those eyes are gorgeous!!

Margie from Hungry Hook Primitives said...

Oh my gosh...I love the hooking, but the real eye catcher is that beautiful grandbaby...Too sweet.

Margie

A Primitive Place & Country Journal Magazine said...

Love the rug, but your grandson is just precious! Of course you are smitten! Grands are the best!! Hugs, Linda

Angie Berry said...

Love the rug! What a sweet idea for the fruits to represent each one in your family. I love when there is so much meaning and personalization put into hand mades.

Oh me, oh my, look at those beautiful eyes!! Tyce is a beautiful little boy!