...I asked if those should be leaves or feathers? That was quite a few posts ago. It was interesting to see the responses. I felt since the birds have feathers, that was the way to go ~ yet others said there were already too many feathers so should be leaves.
In all honesty I have always felt insecure in my color planning ability; unless trying to replicate an antique. With the antique I'm in my comfort zone with the dirty and muddy mix..
My friend Deb purchased two GOSSIP patterns at different times but didn't realize until organizing her wool room. She generously gave me the extra but wondered how the hell I'd hook it as color planning is not my strength.
When I missed taking the pattern to Barb Carroll's camp knew I was still going to hook along with my 'buddies'. So it was me and not Barb who would color plan.
My initial thought was to use the blackbird and the feathers as 'the border' and frame the design. Wasn't sure my idea would work or if I'd be able to pull it off. BUT must admit I've surprised myself and am completely happy where it is going.
The pattern came from Woolley Fox, called Gossip. As mentioned previously there is no hooked sample of the pattern on their web site yet and as I've taken liberties am sure mine won't be on the web site ever.
BUT, just think of the potential you'd have with hooking your own favorite birds which use your feeders.