Lady Nesta Birdwhistle-mystery-2018/Sunnie/rug hooking/hooked rugs/folk art-Day 8 Finished!

Lady Nesta’s hooked piece is FINISHED…!      🙂

………….Note:   After blogging here on WordPress since 2007, I will be taking a vacation from posting this summer…and will decide how I proceed in the future!      With so many blogs, classes, Facebook groups and forums available to rug hookers now, my blog is not as active now as it was in earlier years.   Back then, those of us doing original rugs, using different styles and experimenting were presenting some new ideas.   And that information helped others who wanted to try something new also.

I appreciate all of you who have traveled the adventures with me through the years…and I have enjoyed your comments.   It has been such fun for me… and I hope you have had fun too!    Hopefully, I have added some helpful information on rug hooking  by my experiments!    (and my mistakes too!!!)   …lol…

Lady Nesta’s hooked wall piece is a perfect place to stop as it is good for a chuckle…such a funny bird and her “gushing magazine article”!       Bill Murray recorded a goofy song in 1907…”Always Leave Them Laughing When You Say Goodbye”…so Lady Nesta is my “swan song” for now.   We’ll see what the future brings!   

 I hope you have a wonderful day, wherever in the world you are!   I have enjoyed traveling this folk art road with you!    Happy Hooking…and creating art of many kinds!   Sunnie   🙂      

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LADY NESTA BIRDWHISTLE STUNS AT GARDEN PARTY

The radiant and glamorous Lady Nesta is all smiles as she is photographed arriving at the Round Robin Royal Garden Party  which was held last week.    With photographers and reporters flocking around her, she elegantly stepped across the deliciously rounded lawn towards the magnificent Vulture Gazebo…the center of the festivities.

Looking gorgeous and impressive as always, Lady Nesta is wearing a breathtaking hat from that fabulous designer, Lotta Tweets.   She carries a majestic fashion bag from that thrilling young bag creator, Iva Wing, whose work will certainly soar to new heights because of Lady Nesta’s grand patronage.

Lady Nesta’s derriere is applauded and envied each time it is photographed!   Many upper class lady birds race to the Justa Swansong Clinic to have their posteriors “lifted” or “enhanced” after seeing photos of the awe-inspiring Lady Nesta.   (none of them grouse about the results!)

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.)

Special note:   Lady Birdie Featherbeek, Lady Nesta’s dazzling sister, was unable to attend the festivities due to a spot of molting.   She sent a short squawk on her Squwitterertz networking service sharing her disappointment.   (now let osprey for her full recovery)

(article from  MI RUFFLED FEATHERS magazine.. 2018- by Chirpy  Buzzard, intrepid reporter and wealthy young bird about town)

story (c) sunnie andress 2018

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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…

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“……….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)

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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   🙂

 

 

Lady Nesta Birdwhistle-mystery rug-2018-Sunnie/rug hooking/hooked rugs/folk art-Day 6

Had fun over the weekend working outside and also taking a little time to hook on Lady Nesta!   🙂

(I chose a lot of my blues and decided to use several of them for some of the bird body feathers.   My husband and I loved bluebirds and this makes me laugh as I hook this large and rather ungainly looking bird in blue and think about the small and beautiful bluebirds that we had around our rural Vermont home.)   🙂

Although I do these funny rugs  because I love “plays on words” and silly situations, etc.  I also laugh at the goofy advertising we get sometimes and the gushing and often ridiculous articles in newspapers and magazines about celebrities !!!     (I showed you my medieval “denture” rug a few posts ago that I changed because of seeing one too many silly denture commercials!!!!)   

Now… Do you remember all of the focus on Pippa Middleton’s bottom during coverage of Catherine and Prince William’s royal wedding?    (when she was holding her sister’s train)   And women’s rush to have their “bottoms” plumped up or lifted, etc. to look like hers or those of their favourite stars?   Well, Lady Nesta’s admirers are following that same trend today!!!!!   …lol…

Lady Nesta Birdwhistle article continued:

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“…Lady Nesta’s derriere is applauded and envied each time it is photographed!   Many upper class lady birds race to the Justa Swansong Clinic to have their posteriors “lifted” or “enhanced” after seeing photos of Lady Nesta.   (and none of them grouse about the results either!)….(to be continued)

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So here is Progress on Day 6…if you had told me years ago that I would be posting pictures of a bird’s back end and writing an article about it, I would not have believed you!!!!!   …lol…   (or maybe I would…with me, you never know!)   🙂   Happy Hooking!   Sunnie   🙂

Lady Nesta Birdwhistle-2018 mystery-Sunnie/rug hooking/ hooked rugs/folk art-Day 5

Outside gardening all day yesterday so did not make much progress on Lady Nesta!!!!!   🙂   

However, I have chosen some blues and greens plus whites and accents for her colours and am starting hooking her “feathers” with those…plus I hooked one of her “accessories”!!!!   …lol…

And we continue the article:

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“…Looking gorgeous and impressive as always, Lady Nesta is wearing a breathtaking hat from that fabulous designer, Lotta Tweets.   She carries a magnificent fashion bag from that thrilling young bag creator, Iva Wing, whose work will certainly soar to new heights because of Lady Nesta’s patronage.”….(to be continued)

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We’ll have to wait awhile to see the “breathtaking hat” and more of Lady Nesta…(she has a Lot of feathers being such a big bird!!!!!!)   (Trying out buttons, etc. for her “magnificent bag”!!!   …lol…)

So here is Progess on Day 5…Happy Hooking!   Sunnie   🙂

Lady Nesta Birdwhistle-new Mystery-2018/Sunnie/rug hooking/hooked rugs-Day 3

This rug is such fun!!!!!   

I haven’t even decided on Lady Nesta’s colour yet…and she is the star of the show!!!!!!!    (of course, you are used to me doing things backwards or oddly so it won’t surprise you!!!!)       As you can see, I am working from the bottom of the rug to the top and from the right side to the left side!

This piece is approx 24 x 24 inches and done in #3, 4, 5 and 6 cuts.   I am deciding on colours as I go.

TA DA…Today, we start the news article for that delightful publication RUFFLED FEATHERS…………..here we go…shown below…..

 

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LADY NESTA BIRDWHISTLE STUNS AT GARDEN PARTY

“The radiant and glamorous Lady Nesta is all smiles as she is photographed arriving at the Round Robin Royal Garden Party  which was held last week.”………………….(to be continued)

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And…here is today’s Progress.   Thank you for coming on this silly adventure with me!   Hopefully, a smile and a laugh is a nice part of any day since there are so many things that we cannot control!!!!!   

Happy Hooking…or whatever you are creating at the moment.   Sunnie   🙂 

 

“Lady Nesta Birdwhistle”-a new “Mystery Rug”-2018-Sunnie/rug hooking/hooked rugs/folk art-Day 1

Here we go again…!!!    Since “The Little Gardener” rug was a “sweet” piece with nothing silly about it…I am ready for a bit of fun once again!   🙂   🙂   

As you know, I am going through my craft room doing more organizing and finishing up some older, unfinished pieces that I set aside when I started hooking and selling original rugs for my business in Vermont.   

 I found another piece of linen with a large bird drawn on it.   I believe it is an illustration from a Dover book, just like the drawing of “The Little Gardener” rug was!   However… again, I don’t know what I had in mind when I started this piece as I just had the bird drawn and the only things I had hooked were the legs and feet!!!!   (I remember thinking at the time that this was such a silly looking bird and wondered why the bird legs seemed to be the focus of this illustration!!!!)

I decided to make this a “de-worming” piece and use up a Lot of leftover woolworms!!!   After all, birds like worms…yes???

An idea just popped into my head  (after reading another gushing article about celebrities!) to make this bird very “high class”…and write an article for that impressive magazine for high flyers, RUFFLED FEATHERS.   

(The story/article will be told a bit later…!)   🙂   

So she became “Lady Nesta Birdwhistle”…a society bird attending a very classy function!!!!!   (She has a sister, “Lady Birdie Featherbeek” who sadly could not attend the function due to a serious condition.)   (No, it is Not “parrot-tonitis”…although some of my birds probably suffer from that too!!!)   …lol…

I have had these “silly-after-hearing-ads-or-news” attacks before…!   You might remember that I was hooking a pleasant piece many years ago with a medieval Prince and Princess…and then heard one too many “denture” commercials on TV!   This was the result…changing the nice-looking faces to these below!!!!   🙂   (I have this hanging in my home and laugh every time I see it…!)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I was also practicing “fake shading” on these robes!!!!

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So today we start the “Lady Nesta…” piece shown below.   I hope you will enjoy the process with me!   🙂    Happy Hooking!   Sunnie   🙂

 I am using the higgly-piggly technique in the green and yellow section…hooking two #3 strips at once and adding in other little pieces here and there.   Also using small pieces and leftover worms to add little spots of colour.   I will be hooking the background in straight vertical lines as I don’t do straight line hooking for backgrounds…we’ll see how it goes!!!

 

 

 

 

“The Little Gardener” hooked rug-2018/Sunnie/rug hooking/hooked rugs Finished! :)

Sorry to be so long away from my Blog!    Can’t believe how busy it has been…but I think things will come back to “normal” now!    🙂

I have been able to finish the hooking on this piece and am happy with the experiment with the dust-dirt colours on the border!!!!   This was fun to simply do colour and design experiments as I went along!

The leaves are done with a plaid on one side of the leaf and then leftover woolworms in greens on the other side of each leaf.   Of course, the background of the border is a plaid and the flowers are different textured wools.   I used some leftover worms in the blue sky, leaf veins and in the little girl’s dress.   The “path” is also plaid and textures cut worms and leftovers!!!

Here is the finished piece…I am doing the edge-whipping now.   My oldest daughter is a wonderful gardener and she loves this…so I am giving it to her!

Hope you all are doing well wherever you are.   Thank you for visiting me here today…I always enjoy your rug hooking comments!   🙂

Have a wonderful day…and Happy Hooking!   Sunnie   🙂