Sunday, March 24, 2013

Red Bird of Pennsylvania

Yup it is making it's debut.  Not sure it will get a standing ovation because I'm uncertain right now myself.  A few weeks ago I over dyed some wool specifically for the bird and already had wool suitable for the flowers, berries or whatever those tri-ovals are.  And the other day toned down some cream.  But now I'm second guessing the bird color.  Here are the wools I over dyed compared to the picture of the antique rug.  The bottom right is what I'd planned to use for the bird and the lighter flowers/berries.
But as I started hooking the bird it looked a little too pink.  Here is what has been hooked and a sampling of background and berry colors ~ and think they are berries and not flowers.
Actually, in the picture above the bird color doesn't look too bad so maybe I'll keep on going on.  Hmm, maybe make the eye a little smaller tho.

Today was a VERY productive day for me.  I pulled the last loops on Big Dog Hollow and steamed it with my Euro Steam Iron and now it is resting.  And this next one should go in the Ripley's Believe it Or Not because for the first time since I began hooking, I actually cleaned up my wool and my worms from this project.  Honest, cross my heart and hope to die.  Trust me when I say that I'm so proud of myself I could tinkle in my pants.

Not only that but went out and raked up some leaves and pine cones and contained for trash.

So  now I'm making a pot of vegetable soup.  What can be better and more healthy than a bowl of vegetables?  Plus it is great to just heat up a bowl for lunch or have soup and big salad for dinner....easy peasy.

As mentioned in my previous post.....if anyone would like to join me and hook this design the same time I am, the pattern would be drawn on Dorr Natural Primitive linen with the measurements of 18 x 35 for $65 plus shipping; email me HERE.

Have a great evening everyone.



  1. You are one productive woman! You go, girlfriend.
    Hugs :)

  2. I love the bird color ~ looks just like the antique bird!

  3. I think the color of the wools for the bird is perfect !! What you've got finished looks great..Smaller eye on the bird ??? as long as you will still be able to see it ???
    I wish I didn't have my "secret" project going on....I started the roosters, but I'd love to hook along with you !! Lend me a little energy ???? lol

  4. I need a bit of whatever you are taking for all this productive !!! I am so jealous I could tinkle...Literally laughing !!!!


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