What can I say......the rug really doesn't look this busy or bright in person. The plan was to make it look like an early hooked rug using 'what she had' and hooking in blocks which is often seen in old rugs. All the while combining the Chicken Challenge design and a rooster design I'd admired. Somewhere along the line my background hooking took on a life of its own. Or at least it looks like that in the photo.
Oh well, plan is to not sell this one but to replace the wonderful Eat Crow rug which has graced the front of my kitchen sink since 2003. Not sure where I'll place the Crow but it is special to me. My departed silly and goofy Rottie Panzer thought he could fly and would try to jump and fly to catch the crow as it flew from the yard.
As you can see, the Crow has served me well over this last century with only a few minor dabs of clean ups. Wool is very resilient and I'm sure that the Chicken Challenge rug will do well at the sink. It IS time to give this crow guy a rest.
If you would like to see what all the Chicken Challenge is about, click HERE. When the HOME page comes up scroll over to the "MORE" link and hover. Then look down the options and you will find the Chicken Challenge tab. You will see the free pattern and further down the post you will see other hooked pieces done by others who wanted to participate in the challenge. It's NOT TOO LATE.
Have a great evening everyone. I'm making soup and going to go back to the geometric rug. Hopefully there will be a few blocks hooked for me to show you tomorrow.