Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Yabba Dabba Do

Today the binding of Turkey and Tallowberries was completed.  So with Ned also bound I'm free to get ready for Cape May.   Yet that entails lots to do around the house before leaving ~ cleaning, grass cutting not to mention waiting until the last minute to pack clothes.  I mean, tomorrow it will 90 degrees.  But by the time to leave for Cape May it could be in the 60s.  Crazy weather here on the eastern shore.
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If you want a peak again at Turkey and Tallowberries, here it is.
The pattern is offered by Kris Miller of Spruce Ridge Studios and from the artwork of Lori Brechlin.   In a previous post a reader asked me what I used for my background wool.  I posted a picture of the various wool which to her I'm sure looked incompatible.  But it really does work.
Here is a close up of the top left quadrant of the rug.  Oh but I LOVE that bold orange/gold eye.  If you tap on the photo you will see the blue textured wool, some red and some other wool which has some teal in it. All those dark wools hooked and blended make a wonderful background.  Hey, ya'll I didn't discover this but was introduced it by none other than Barb Carroll.  

Don't get me wrong here.... I'm not saying Barb INVENTED this idea. I'm only saying that she is the person who introduced to this idea to me.  Prior to Barb it was Dorr #44 as the preferred primitive dark background.  And, uh, I've still some left.

In case you'd like to see what I did with the tail feathers, here is a close up of that.  I used the black and white honeycomb wool for a section of the tail as well as the outside hooked edge.  
I think this is one handsome turkey who plans to strut it's tail feathers.

Hope everyone has a great evening.



  1. Hooked and bound. I think that might be some kind of a speed record!!!
    Hugs :)

  2. Love your fellow!! Its great,,, love all the textures, too, ,, really see them when you enlarge pic,,,,
    Hot here too ,, yuccy ,,, suppose to be cooler friday,,, good!!
    Have a good weekend,,,, take care,,,

  3. He is handsome for sure you are the speediest hooker ever

  4. Love your handsome turkey!! Have fun in Cape May!

  5. that's one very handsome turkey! oh the heat is here too...

  6. Great finish. I do my primitive black backgrounds the same way....and from my wormbag when I can. Love the look. Can't wait to see what you do in Cape May.

  7. Your fine looking fella turned out great! I love all the textures you used in the background, would love to see this rug in person! Looks very old & antique! Awesome hooking!!

  8. Hi Saundra,
    Hooray for you!!! So happy your got things done, at least is the rug department, and can now focus on getting ready!! I hate it when the weather is so changeable and you don't know what to take!! I agree that your turkey has some very fine feathers indeed!!! Love him!!!
    Have a great week!
    Heart Hugs~

  9. Have a great time in Cape May! Some year I would love to come to that class. Not sure which week Kay Leisey is there, but she is a friend of mine. She is very talented and I'm so happy she is getting noticed. If you see her, tell her I said hello!


  10. Cape May sounds like so much fun!!! I love this rug it is Beautiful!
    Saundra you grow so much as an artist. Cheri


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