Posted by: Laura Pierce | November 23, 2012

Crow Eye Rose finished on Thanksgiving… or not?

Crow Eye Rose redesigned and hooked by Laura Pierce

I finished hooking this little piece, 15×22, a couple of nights ago. On Thanksgiving, I realized that i needed to smooth out the beak to head, i took a few minutes to remedy the situation and now i’m pleased… with what i have…
but should I … add a border?

Crow Eye Rose with 3″ border… painted on

i drew on a border, 1 1/2″ from the edge which created a 3″ border. should i extend the crow… yes… i think.
But what about the rest of the border? can it be plain… or should i add some more roses and a crow or 3? hmmmm… back to the drawing board.



  1. Wonder about a garden of roses, i.r. Losds of flowers love the extra bird… Enjoy seeing a piece evolve.

    Susan L Feller, artist PO Box 409, Augusta, WV 26704 304-496-8073 and

    • Hi Susan,
      thanks for your input… yes, i was happy with the bit of bird… until i added to it. then the original amount wasn’t enough. it is fun to rework this design… and it reminds me that it’s time to play with some new design ideas.

  2. I think leaving the rest of the border plain lets you focus in on your true subject. Just my humble opinion. 🙂

    • Hi Karen,
      i agree… i’m liking the plain border, but to hook it… well sometimes you just hook and plain can be restful. thanks for your humble opinion… good to hear from you.

  3. A very clever idea! I like the extended crow and the roses going into the border. I don’t think that you need much more than that. What color would you make the border?

    • Hi Sarah,
      i’m glad you like it! i’m pretty much staying with the photoshopped plan… ‘Green Shadow’ for the border. i only made the border 2″ instead of 3″. i was happy the rug was done, so adding lots of border was making it a bit of a chore. of course, plain border is not a difficult hook… so it’s good.

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