Sunday, June 30, 2013

Westmoreland Ponies Again

Since hooking this rug I've begun to wonder if it is an antique adaptation, a take on a carousel, maybe a horse training academy somewhere...... I'm going to write Barb and ask.  Many of Barb's designs have an attachment name relating to a provenance or special meaning to her.  She even has a pattern called Birthday Bunny which has significant memories attached to it. 

Heck I should have asked Barb that question while at Woolley Fox camp when purchasing the design.  You've already read about my love affair with this design at Woolley Camp in a previous post, so it makes no sense about my not inquiring while there.  Anyway, here is where I am in the hooking process at the moment.
I'm freaking out about what to do with the scroll/scallop above the horses.  I don't know what color to do there because the same reds I don't think are an option.  Now I'm wondering..... "how the heck would Barb hook it?"  

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  1. WWBD (what would Barb do?). I'm sure you will figure it out. Can you please show us the wool you are using for the background. I'm loving it.
    Hugs :)

  2. Hi, Saundra,
    Your ponies are lovely. I'll be interested to hear what Barb has to say about the design. This was published in Rug Hooking Magazine a few years ago, I'll look for my issue tonight, it probably has a picture of Barb's rug that I could send to you.

  3. Wonderful job, Saundra...
    as always !
    Love the punch of red in this design.
    Eager to see how you decide to hook the crest above the ponies.

  4. Saundra what a great rug. Your color selection gets better and better.Wow! I am so impressed how each rug is so outstanding.Hugs Cheri

  5. Saundra, my first thought is to use the texture gold that you used in the leaves on the bottom. When finished if it seems to bright antique it.
    I'm loving it!

  6. Saundra, try changing the gold to textured green, use several greens.


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