So first thing over coffee this morning was the sewing task. From the edge I drew a line 1 1/8" away from what would be the last row of hooking. Then did two rows of straight stitching 1/4" away from each other with a row of zig zag connecting the two rows. This way it prevents the linen foundation from unraveling and I want to be sure the edges are secure.
As I knew my plan of action I did make some changes so was good to go with sewing the binding fabric on.
If you notice at the very bottom I extended the length of the rug about another 2" for more separation between the last rung of the 'tree branches' and the bottom feather. Plus wanted a somewhat larger feather ~ not that much larger but wanted it to have the same impact and bordering effect as the top bird and the side feathers.
As previously mentioned tonight will be wool whipping time with a glass of pinot noir ~ that should make the pain of the whipping a little more palatable don't ya think?
Happy Sunday.... the rain will visit here again after 10 p.m. tonight.
UPDATE: My blogger friend Lauren (Rugs and Pugs) keeps me in check to ensure proper information is provided my readers.
She suggested I post the dimensions of the pattern. Actually, if the pattern is enlarged I've usually kept the size visible in the photos. However, for those of you who can't read thru the changes in the photo above or didn't notice the dimensions in the previous post, the original size was 35 X 43. With the increase it will now be about 35 x 45.
It is great to have an editor who isn't on my payroll ~ thanks Lauren.