When I was in California last month Mary Stanley got me started on the art of rug hooking. Mary is a seriously talented hooker and seeing her work would make anyone want to take it up. I have been intermittently working on my bird since I got home. Mostly to learn the craft, knowing my first project will not be perfect. I didn't have quite enough wool to finish the belly and after tossing a coin to decide if I was going to:
A. go to a second hand store looking for skirt weight wool in the right color
B: order some
I ordered from Canada. Home of Deanne Fitzpatrick. It came yesterday.
My strips are cut and I am on the home stretch now. As you can see I ordered plenty of wool for bird #2. No bird should be without a mate. There might have also been some lovely oranges, yellows, browns, and reds that came with the blues... in case I need to make a pumpkin. Or three.