Saturday, May 15, 2010

~*Patriotic Eagle*~

Hello Dear Friends! Here is a fun, quick finish to share with you...

(This isn't a great picture ~ it would have been much better to take it outside, but it is too dark for that right now.)

This is an online retreat weekend for AAPG (a great Ebay group that I'm so proud to be a part of). For the retreat, our fearless leader, Kelley, inspired us to hook 'wool on wool'. You may have seen the crow pillow I made last weekend. Well, this is similar.

The pattern was inspired by this cool book...

I have several Kindred Spirits books & love each and every one of them!

I began the project by tracing the eagle pattern on a scrap of army blanket. It is hooked with some wools gifted to me by my buddy Merrie... for my birthday. After hooking the eagle, I stitched the circles & stars on with come cotton floss... added the jingle bells... and stitched on this really cool key...

The key was found at a garage sale a few years ago. On the fat part of the key it reads, "Made In USA"... just perfect for this folk art piece!

I then searched our barn for a scrap of wood. This one was already painted a deep burgundy and seemed just perfect to mount my project on. I just love when projects seem to 'fall' together!

Now I'm ready to start decorating for the 4th of July!

Wishing you all warm smiles...



  1. Love the wool on wool project.
    The key just finishes it perfect.
    Way to go

  2. Such a awesome pillow!
    I love kindred spirits too, I think your design is just perfectly prim, and I love the key detail.

    Thanks for sharing!

  3. Beautiful, Betty! I can't think of one thing to hook on wool. MY mind is a complete much planting and pulling weeds, I think! I love the army blanket color and the colors of the design..very, very nice!

  4. I have that book!! I haven't made anything out of the book because i haven't had it that long.I LOVE it Betty, it's perfect!!

  5. Oh I LOVE IT!

    And the key was a wonderful find!
    I had an old key one of my best friends gave me years and years ago and since I moved I can't find it and it bothers me greatly.

    I love the wool project. I haven't yet ventured out to rugs yet.
    But it's very stunning.

    Feathers in the Nest

  6. Love how it all came together for you Betty - great ideas.... you are very inspiring!

  7. Hi Betty: I love you new eagle!!!! I also have several Kindred Spirits book and absolutely love them. One of my favorites is the Easter book. Thanks for sharing, Nancy

  8. Absolutely Perfect! Love how you did each and every lil' part of it!

  9. Your Primitives are really so cute!!congratulations.Love.Couson


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