Saturday, August 12, 2017

Black and Blue

I love this design from the doodles of Kelley Belfast and it was love at first sight.  Doesn't it look like the birdie is whispering into an ear?  Her sketch just cracked me up and knew this was the one I wanted to hook.

Color planning in the beginning was to over-dye wool and cut new strips. But was too excited to begin hooking so decided to use strips from my worm bags. 
Working up close to the rug and under the OTT light some of the colors didn't look right so kept reverse hooking and didn't make much headway on this smallish mat (13.5 x 22.5).  However, looking in the picture here I kinda like what I see; it looks primitive and naive.  So me thinks me will just pull strips and hook randomly. If two dark strips end up next to each other or two lights be it. At least I'll be working thru my pre-cut wool strips.  

If you would like to purchase Kelley's new/old doodles booklet please contact her at the link above.  If you would like to hook this design or another in her booklet but don't have the resources or skills to do so, contact me and I will draw the design on Dorr Natural Primitive linen. Kelley has given me the authority to draw patterns from her designs.

Happy rainy Saturday.



  1. Hi Saundra,
    I just LOVE this sweet design and your orange wool is FABULOUS!! Would you share where you found it? The other colors really make it POP and you have gotten so much done!! So nice that you and Kelley can work together!!
    Thanks for sharing this sweet rug!!
    Heart Hugs~

  2. love clicking on the picture and seeing the wool up close...scrappy backgrounds are so much the bird...I wonder what he's sharing with the pumpkin...

  3. Your color sense is always right on.

  4. I love the colors you are using and the hit or miss. I did random and then the white just pops, I think more rows of one color and then a bit here and there, looks more natural.


  5. Oh, saundra,, loving this!!
    Love the pattern!!
    So sweet,,,
    The oranges and blues, , my favorite

  6. The pumpkin looks smitten by what the bird is whispering. It's no longer alone with this little bird as a friend. A cute primitive design. I love those colors.

    Hugs, Julia


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