“Eggbert”

The creation of “Eggbert” requires some explanation.  Friend and fellow rug hooker, Cheryl Hazelton has a particular spot in her home where she hangs seasonal pieces.   It is to her credit that a few of my patterns were created due to her requests…Primitive Snowman and Something Wicked and now Eggbert.  A few weeks ago, Cheryl asked me to draw a bunny pattern for spring with the request that he be whimsical, somewhat primitive and skinny.   I drew a pattern and presented it to her the following week for her approval.  She wasn’t excited, he was too realistic.  Immediately I turned over the linen and jokingly drew out the rabbit you see in this pattern.  We all had a good laugh at the odd drawing but she claimed that she loved it.  I gave it to her and told her she is welcome to it but not to tell anyone that I drew it.  A couple of weeks later she returned with “Eggbert” hooked with her additions of the egg shapes in the sky, the awesome carrot and details to his face.  Needless to say there were a lot of “OMG’s”.   The pattern that I deemed unworthy was made fabulous with Cheryl’s vision of the possibilities and her unique colour plan.  It amazes me how the creative mind works.  We all envision things so differently.  Cheryl graciously allowed me to add Eggbert to the line of seasonal patterns even after I dismissed him so callously.  Lesson learned.  So it is with great honor that I now present to you the studio’s first collaborative design,  “Eggbert” designed by Martina Lesar and Cheryl Hazelton.   Thanks Cheryl for showing me a way out of the “box”.

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