Monday, January 9, 2012

Cardinal Mat Progress

Well here goes nothing. I'm attempting to post from my phone, but this thing
is a pain to type on so this will be short and sweet...and probably full of spelling errors. : )
Here is the progress I've made on my cardinal mat. I bought a skirt at Goodwill which is the perfect color for the background. I didn't follow the rules about cutting, because I couldn't remember them, so I have some fraying going on. First hooked rug, not worried about it.

13 comments:

Julia said...

Michelle, your cardinal looks amazing for a first rug. If the sides of the backing are fraying you can use some masking tape to prevent further fraying. I'll be on the lookout to see your progress. JB

acorn hollow said...

what a great bird. You are doing a good job. good luck with the back ground
Cathy

Robin at The Primitive Hutch said...

Your doing a wonderful job!!!
Can't wait to see it when you get it all done.
Prim Blessings
Robin

Saundra said...

Michelle ~ You're doing a great job on your cardinal. I'd completely forgotten about that design in C&D. Heck, I should pull out all my back issues of all those magazines I have saved for years, I'll bet there is lots of great things I'd promised myself I'd hook.

Saundra

Karen/My Colonial Home said...

Wow, the Cardinal is turning out just beautiful.
Oh you gotta love GW and the thrift shops for GOOD WOOL don't you.
Karen

Tolentreasures said...

That is looking great! I didn't get mine dug out last night. I have to get the penny rug done first and tonight is my knitting night....maybe tomorrow! You are really inspiring me to get started on it again!

Cathy

Robin said...

Oh my !! That does not look like a first attempt..It's beautiful ! Such nice neat loops..I love it !
Robin
Bird In The Hand Primitives

Orange Sink said...

Hi Michelle,
I love your hooked cardinal! I love hooking birds and cardinals always make a striking subject in a rug! You are doing great! I liked your post on your dyeing experience too! I didn't start dyeing wool until I had hooked for about 3 years! Wish I had started earlier as I really enjoy it!
Will be anxious to see the progress!!
Blessings!
Cathy G

annie said...

I think it's beautiful, you would never know it is your first!

Melanie Pinney and American Pie said...

Just visited your blog and saw your cardinal rug. I love it! I love the colors!! Can't wait to see it finished. --Melanie

Faye ~ Wild Rose Vintage said...

Your cardinal is just beautiful! I like your colors, the blue with the reds and I can see that your background will be just right!
Faye

Deppen homestead 1862 said...

Looking so pretty~
smiles
Teresa

Carmen and the Primcats said...

This is stunning Michelle! Can't wait to see it completed!

Carmen and the Primcats