Roosters and hens

Another rug in A Stitch in Time exhibit that I want to mention is hooked by Polly B. Nabors, Clair's Hen Party. When I saw the hens and the great use of texture and plaids for their feathers, I thought how realistic they were with minimal shading.

On our way home from viewing the exhibit, we stopped by the Texas State Park, Washington-on-the-Brazos and visited the Barrington Living History Farm. Out in the barn, Alex got to touch a turkey which made the big red rooster jealous. So he started to crow. Wade shot this photo of him, and all the time I'm looking at the rooster strutting around, I'm thinking about Polly's rug and how well she captured those hens in wide-cut wools. Through the eyes of a rug hooker!