Monday, August 15, 2016

Another Serving of Turkey

That would be Turkey and Tallowberries, a design from the artwork of Lori Brechlin and offered as a pattern by Spruce Ridge Studios.  Also, this is another way for me to see if my color choices and direction is okay with me viewing it on my PC monitor.  Uh, not that it is the PERFECT teacher choice, but one I can live with.
Okey Dokey then..... here is what I've done.  So far lucky that for the stems and leaves were leftover noodles found in a piece of wool being considered for the stems and leaves.  How lucky was that????? However, they were #8 strips and my 'go to' strip size is now 8.5. But that works out to use them up. 

As you can tell I used the brown and white texture as the tallowberries. So got to thinking that with the white dots throughout the rug, perhaps a black and white honeycomb wool might bring it all together.  

So, I decided to try one row of border outline and put it in a turkey tail-feather as well.  Hmmm, I haven't even looked at an enlarged picture on my blog but am wondering about that yellow top tail feather. Perhaps that should be a more subdued brown or blue as is in the turkey.  Or maybe I should swap locations with the bottom feather color.

Am sure my loyal readers and followers will let me know their thoughts. I always appreciate everyone's input.

OMG, less than a month before Cape May rug camp and am still in slow-mo mode.

Wishing everyone well with whatever weather condition they are having to deal with.....dry, wet, flooding, fires.  My heart goes out to all of you. 



  1. As always I love your work! I think his tail looks great.

  2. I do love the dark background variations, really makes the design pop, in a good way. I would wait till I filled it in to decide on the feathers, for now they are a bit distracting, but with the dark background it may look differently.


  3. Looking great,,, love it, , love loris patterns,,, you are doing a great job,,, love the colors,
    Raining here now and going to all day,,, , we have been hot and dry here in ontario,,,, take care,,,,

  4. I'm, with Debbie...keep hooking and later you can change out the yellow feathers if need be...and I'm 100% certain you will...only because I applied the all powerful "squint test" this rug!

  5. A month to Cape May and you're already stressing? You are too funny.
    You have turned in to a hooking machine. So you will finish this and at least one more, I'm sure, before Cape May.
    As it looks now, I would say the yellow's gotta go, but who am I to say?
    Hugs :)


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