Thursday, February 18, 2016

Horse and Bunny Update

Contrary to the confidence Lauren, Julia and Jenny have in me my small horse and bunny mat still isn't done.  So now you want to know how big/small this mat is....okay, this one measures 13 1/2 x 19.

Oy but that blue sky sure is bright compared to the rest.  But be assured it will be subdued with dabs of black walnut dye solution once it is hooked.
Am so glad that I added the bunny to this lonely old horse.  It does add a little interest and makes the viewer wonder if they are old friends or just reaching out.

I'd considered hooking the green ground all across from horse to bunny and down to the bottom.  But my thought was to individually identify the position of both animals.  Am thinking that had I done the green all the way across the bunny would have been lost.  But with the green under it separately the bunny has a position of recognition and stature in this piece.

So now it's time to decide what the heck goes on my frame next since I'm getting so close.  Yeah, there's still the framing of the two horse mats but this hooking addict needs another on the frame right away so no boredom sets in.

Tonight I'll hook a bit more and tomorrow will peruse my stash of other people's patterns.  NO WAY am I drawing out an antique adaptation. I'll hook one of the patterns I've purchased which is in my stash.

Have a great evening everyone.



  1. It will be fun to see what will be next on your frame.
    You are close...very close to finishing.
    Hugs :)

  2. Saundra when you mentioned dabs of black walnut dye solution. Do you do that very often and how do you like the results?

  3. The grass separation really makes sense.. Thanks for sharing that tip.

  4. I like the grass that way, really does make a statement and show them off. That pink background looks beautiful with them.


  5. You got a lot done Saundra. I'm looking forward to seeing the difference that the black walnut dye does. How would you compare the difference from black walnut dye to the tea dye after you hooked the piece? I've never used either yet.

  6. Hi Saundra,
    Your rug is just wonderful and I LOVE the little bunny!! Perhaps he is sharing a secret with his best friend? Only they know for sure! Have fun choosing your next rug and happy hooking, my friend!
    Warm Hugs~


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