Lady Nesta Birdwhistle-2018-mystery-Sunnie/hooked rugs/rug hooking/folk art-Day 7

This rug is such fun!!!!    And…I hope to finish the hooking this week too!!!!!  

Of course you know that I am not Just having fun but my experiments are teaching me something too.   This rug is dealing with horizontal and vertical lines, strong and weak colours, a border only on the rug top, bright colour placement, outlines on some motifs and not on others, main motif focus and the effectiveness of presenting a theme to the viewer!     The funny twist of the plaids in the background (hooked vertically) looking like rain on the Garden Party just happened while experimenting with these wools.    

I had a great time yesterday gardening outside and resting inside while hooking Lady Nesta’s wing!   I thought about what a “high society” bird would ask for when she went to her “feather stylist” (!!!!!)   …lol… and this is the result…!   The new trend is colour and “bling”…so that is what she has!!!

The article continues…


“……….Lady Nesta’s feather stylist, Fowler Cheep, has arranged her fantastic feathers to perfection.   He has added several of the new tints and, of course, “wing bling” to add some sparkle and shine to her magnificent body.   Fowler has also persuaded Lady Nesta to visit his Spa where her remarkable legs show just a light tan over brown.   (Fowler is the son of that incredible stylist, Frank Lee Cheep of CHEEP, CHEEP & MOORE SALON and SPA, the destination of many celebrities and high flyers.)….(to be continued)


So here is Progress on Day 7…I thought about something rather flamboyant for her wing, found some of the “sparkle” blue wool in my leftovers and decided to try a kind of “peacock” look!!!!   …lol…   So this is the result.   Hope you are enjoying your day, wherever in the world you are!!! 

 Happy Hooking!   Sunnie   🙂




Author: Sunnie-oldcrowfarm

I am a folk artist now living in Vancouver, Washington. We loved our Vermont "Old Crow Farm" but now I live in a little cottage with a bright yellow front door! I no longer have my business but still love designing and hooking rugs and experimenting with colour...! I do "mystery rugs" on my Blog and that is great fun!

2 thoughts on “Lady Nesta Birdwhistle-2018-mystery-Sunnie/hooked rugs/rug hooking/folk art-Day 7”

  1. I feel sorry for those who do not follow your blog because they are missing on the fun and hooking experiments. I’m hoping my lowly Julia Chicken doesn’t get wind of your Lady Nesta because I’ll be in trouble. She’s want to follow your high society bird trends. You know what they say about birds of a feather flock together. lol
    Love the sparkle in her feathers.
    It’s a lot of fun following this story.
    Hugs, Julia

  2. Thank you, Julia…I know that people have so many blogs, facebook groups, online classes, etc. these days that many are just too busy to follow another one! Especially one that is a bit “out of the mainstream”!!!! …lol…
    I had much more participation when I started years ago…but I was doing more rugs where people could buy the same pattern from whatever company supplied it and hook one themselves!!! 🙂

    I probably will take a vacation from blogging after this rug as it is time-consuming (as you know) and I really haven’t blogged much about my entire life…just as it relates to rug hooking!
    I simply encourage people to experiment and try something new…try something fun…and enjoy rug hooking as an art and craft…!

    I am thankful for everyone who has been with me through the years…I appreciate you all. The nice comments, the people who have visited me here over the years and the people who have told me that they were encouraged to try designing a rug of their own after reading the blog have been delightful and I will always treasure them.

    I do hope that the Julia hen does not get hooked on high society!!!!!! Those Spa treatments and feather stylists are not cheep!!!!!!! Hugs, Sunnie 🙂

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