Ever wonder how many times you can reverse hook an area before the primitive linen weakens? I have wondered but so far haven't re-hooked an area more than twice so hopefully I'll not find out on this rug either. I have re-hooked the bridle and saddle on the right and not sure that color wool is suitable since it blends too well with the background. Perhaps I should just use the same wool as the saddle on the left as there may be enough to do so. Hmm, in this picture it doesn't look too bad.... maybe?
You will also noticed that one leaf at the bottom was re-hooked using the same brown/red as in the crown. I think I like it vs. the blue and particularly since the crown/crest is hooked using that wool, so the other one will probably be re-hooked as well.
And, am also thinking about ripping out the last hooked row of the bottom and larger heart and outlining it with the same brown/red and replace that herringbone which is presently outlining the heart. Since Henny Penny isn't quite bound think I'll take a break from Westmoreland Ponies while I ponder how to go forward. That way I can get more done on Henny Penny's completion.
Would like feedback, and Lynne, if you're reading I'd particularly be interested in your thoughts. Have a great weekend everyone and stay cool.