Sunday, March 21, 2010

Swirly Sheep update

I know...I'm slow. My excuse is that I have a busy life. Don't we all? I took a lot of the wonderful advice that many of you gave me. I changed the legs and head of the sheep to tweedy gray. I added the beaded line that Michelle suggested, and like it. I still have some tweaking to do on this, and that line is one of the things to tweak. I believe I should have hooked it higher, and should have really snuggled the adjacent rows to it so it would be straighter. I was running out of black or I would have enlarged the border by a row or two, and would have added a second row of beaded border with a black line in between the beaded rows. Gene Shepherd makes beaded rows look so straight and easy!

I have a very small black half round button that I will sew on for her eye. And I am going to re-hook the hooves with the tan as they are now black and you can't see them at all. I like the background color. It is a mix of tweeds, plaids and all sorts of recycled wools tossed into a pot with Cushings Turkey red and a touch of black.

As I look at it on the monitor I wish I has added a small butterfly sitting on her back! Thanks to all my internet rug hooking friends who brainstormed and gave me advice for this project. I appreciate each one of you! Hugs from me to you!!!


  1. One of these days I'm gonna try this, it looks like so much fun.
    I love the circular pattern in the sheeps body, it looks like real wool. If you ever tire of it, I could find the perfect place for it in my home. ;D

  2. Lauri-

    Your swirly sheep is absolutely adorable! You took all our suggestions and came up with a great solution. How are you going to finish this piece?

    Michele Nelson

  3. Just beautiful! Of course ... I like all sheep.
    Thanks for sharing.

  4. What a wonderful work. Awesome blog! I felt like you deserve a comment. Keep it up.
    Rug Repair