After an incredibly busy August and beginning of September, day before yesterday I pulled the last loop on Fillippa Flamingo. And the next day, I zig-zagged around the outside of the hooking to trim her down for turning under.
Here she is. After I finished the prodded wing, I hooked some row on her back behind the wing and then finished her underside.
Once I turn the bit of backing under, it will be on with the challenge of finishing her into a dummy board. For those who don't know what a dummy board is, here is a link to a few painted ones on Pinterest https://www.pinterest.ca/susiehart64/dummy-boards/?lp=true
I actually painted one many years ago for my sister and she used it in front of her fireplace when there wasn't a fire. I decided to try to create one out of this hooked bird, so that I didn't have to make her 3-D, just 2-D.
I know she will be mounted on a piece of plywood that will be cut out in the same shape, and I have a volunteer to help me with that. Then comes the challenge of getting her to stand up - and still look like a flamingo. For legs, I am thinking I will use rebar and put a large piece of wood behind her to secure those. My back up plan is PVC plumbing pipe.
And some kind of base for her to stand on. Not quite sure what that will be, and hoping to find a sturdy solution where she will remain upright. lol. She is a pretty tall gal.