It seems that I'm taking two steps forward and one backward on this rug. My plans were to have two different colored combs since it is a primitive rug after all, but after I hooked in the comb which extends into the hit and miss border it became difficult to find suitable colors for the border without losing the comb. So after trying numerous colors, pulling out, replacing with different values or colors several times, I finally gave in and made the comb the same color as the other chicken. So this is how the rug looks now and I'm happier.
Here is what the rug looked like when I had grandiose ideas about my so called 'artistic license' and different colored comb on the chicken on the right.
I'd really like to get this finished and bound because it would be nice to offer it for sale when I do my July show ~ particularly since I live in an area with high chicken farming and production.
UH, and hate to admit it but I've still not bound my two Frost Sheep rugs YET!!!!! This is the longest period of time I've ever gone before binding a rug and feel like a slacker.
I still have my Summer Swap Mat to finish, and I've been given a challenge to come up with a primitive rug design with critters, which has also been taking up space in my cranium while not in my hands.
Then there is always the wonderful spring weather which brings on more yard work, and my house STILL needs to be spring cleaned. OY!!!!!! Too much to do so now I'm fighting with my 'should do'..... 'want to do' lists. Perhaps that administrative side of me should come out, make a list and prioritize.