Today on the crisp, cool, fall day I'd like to share with you a rug that I have just completed. It is my interpretation of a E.S. Frost sheep rug, which was beautifully drawn for me by Saundra of Woodland Junction Primitives I haven't quite decided how to finish it. I tried crocheting the edge, as Karen Kahle does, on my Pumpkin Mat, but it was a disaster and I ripped it out and ended up whipping with wool strips.
I try to approach my hooking in a primitive manner as they would have done l50 years ago. I do not color plan or buy wool for a specific rug. I have an idea, of course, of how I would like it to look, then pull out a bunch of worms in a basket, and away I go. They are a combination of 8, 8.5, and 9 cut.
Basket of worms
Here is a close-up of the right hand side, showing some of the paisley. I did the bird's wing in purple just for fun.
Here is the left side, with a little more paisley and a blue bird.
And finally, here is Tisha, Petunia, and Little Benjie napping. Can you find 3 heads and 12 legs??
Hugs to all and have a wonderful week....