And I listened! Do your rugs ever speak to you? On occasion mine have done so! I didn't know for sure what wools I was going to use for the tongues in this pattern. They are such a big visual in this rug! All the way around the border! I was worried what ever I did use was going to over power the rest of the rug.
( rug pattern is from the Needl' Love Book French Market Threads~design by Maggie Bonanomi)
So tell me what you think! I am using the same wools that are in the leaves and the cream color in the berries. It looks white in the photo but it is a really nice sandy lighter cream. I have already made some slight changes in the body of the rug since I took this photo this morning. I am really making good progress. The 8.5 cut speeds things up quite a bit.
We got a couple of inches of snow last night and boy the weather forcasters were right! Cold and windy! I snapped this photo of my boys out by the wood pile. When Dave put that old wool jacket on I stopped and said...."Hey!... I forgot you had that old thing..... let me see how thick it is......." He said "Oh no you don't.... this jacket is the warmest thing there is for bringing in the fire wood!" I had to laugh.... that old jacket belonged to his Dad as a matter of fact! I think it's real cute on him so I promised I wouldn't cut it up for a rug! Smokey and Max got new fleece jackets this winter. They love the snow at least til their little feet get cold!