I have made a little more progress with my project this past week. I finished the biggest horse and I love him. I choose to do him in rust and oranges. The pattern has the line drawn through the horse and a line separating the back bottom legs, so I made them a slightly lighter orange than the rest. This horse is a compliment to one of the birds, only done with wool placed opposite. I ran short on one strip of the light orange for the horse so I had to steal it from the bird's breast. That's why he has one strip of the darker rust there. I usually do things like that when I run short. I think it is a good example of the make-do attitude of the time of primitive rug making. I rarely like to rip things out and start over. This rug is 74x 55. I will be hosting a hook-in this Saturday at Ault's Rug Hooking Store and I hope to start on the goat while I'm there. I'm thinking it might be time to introduce some more green wool on him. What are your opinions?
I am taking Magdalena's Animal Collection with Lollipop basket to Barb's in April. I bought this pattern on sale last year and I have loved it since I first saw it in Arrow Rock Missouri. It is very large, but I don't have the measurements with me today. I'll have to include them in my next post. I have started hooking a few of the animals and hopefully Barb can help me to pull them all together.
I am so excited to be getting ready for my next trip to The Woolly Fox. Once again I am taking a challenging rug which I will show in my next post. Today I am taking a look back to a rug I hooked a few years ago. This is Edyth O'Neill's Deer Runner. When I planned this rug I planned it around the gold background wool that is a plaid with reds & blues. This rug hangs I'm my bathroom. I loved the way it turned out.