Saturday, March 8, 2014

My Chicken Challenge Debut

Now don't go get that excited because it isn't done.  But I've come along well since the sneak preview a few weeks ago. 

For those of you just now reading my blog, this is the chicken challenge line drawing from an original antique which three friends of mine saw in an antique store.
This is what the original looked like.  By the way, those dark lines are some planned to get a line drawing and some were when the pen went wacko.
Okay now ~ I definitely wanted to participate in the challenge but wasn't happy to do yet ANOTHER hit and miss.  I'm presently working on a geometric which is basically a hit and miss with each and every block.  But since I wanted to participate in the challenge and.......

.....there was another 'fowl' pattern that had my attention for many months so decided to incorporate them into one that I'd hook.  I mean... it is MY challenge rug, right?  I've been panting and wanting to hook this divine fowl for some time.  OMG, isn't he a beauty??????
So this is what I've accomplished so far.  Notice that I took the flowers from the antique above and put them where the hit and miss was.  I'm still deciding what to do about the feet of the chicken.  The Rooster above had all light colored feet as the body, but I'm wondering if I need the color from the flowers so the eye travels from corner to bottom to corner so the whole rug is noticed.    
AND, for you newbies the change in background color could be a few things.  Either the original rug was all the same color but over time some wool faded.  Or, the woman who hooked it "USED WHAT SHE HAD AND MADE DO". 

OMG, those are the words I plant in my head when I'm hooking a rug and don't know what color to use next to make it look old.

If you would like to learn more about the Chicken Challenge click on this link:

Have a great weekend everyone.



  1. You are off to a great start! LOVE your chicken!!!
    Hugs :)

  2. Love it, youre off to a great start! And I just lurve your geometric in your previous post.

  3. I really like your version, nice layout and a fun chicken too.


  4. wonderful as always. I wanted to punch needle mine but I am still on the learning curve for it so I may have to break down and do a regular hooked rug.

  5. I've been looking at that second rug how you incorporated the chicken into the first...looking forward to more

  6. Awesome start! I think it is wonderful how you are incorporating both rugs.Be blessed,Jen


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