I just realized that I hadn’t posted this when I finished it a couple of months ago. There wasn’t supposed to be a seventh panel- but there was something about this photo that I took at the playground this past summer that really drew me in and I knew I had to hook it. I love the way that they are holding onto each other; she holding him in a protective hold as they come down slide, and he holding her in order to be protected and also as a reflex because he was feeling so much joy and wanted to share it with her.
Like the other six panels, this one measures 11″ x 14″ and was hooked using a variety of yarns. The slide was done with a great skein of hand-dyed yarn that I picked up in Newfoundland last year. It was the perfect colour, and I was able to find all of the values that I wanted just by picking through that one skein.
Just before the holidays, my husband got them all framed for me. I love that this framing is not “stuffy” but rather gives it a very contemporary look. Each piece stands on its own yet also works well with all of the others. It now dominates our living room wall and it makes me happy every time I see it because there are so many memories wrapped up in each of these pieces.