Just two more days left to March! Here in Maine, the phrase “March comes in like a lion and out like a lamb” is predicted to hold true; although April is forecasted to come in like an icy snowman. To show how excited we are for gentle, lamb-like weather at least through tomorrow, this week’s spotlight is on hooked wool pillows that feature lambs and sheep.
First are two designs by artist Karen Cruden, on two of our newest hooked wool pillows. The first is a square sheep that almost fills the pillow with country charm, but is complemented by a springtime orchard and two brown birds. We get an up close look at bluebells and a spring chick in the second Karen Cruden design, in which variegated wool gives this sheep’s wool textural appeal next to a white picket fence. Both pillows offer fresh color and springtime vibrancy that will display well among your country home furnishings.
Our next featured hooked wool pillow is part of the Willow & Sheep Hooked Collection. A thriving hooked willow tree takes center stage on this home accent, under which stand two white sheep enjoying the grassy green pasture. Orange, purple and red hooked flowers border the scene, offering bright color against the darker tones for a pillow you can display all year.
Next we have two pillows featuring farmhouse friends. The first is another new hooked wool pillow from our Spring 2016 catalog and a Dianna Swartz design. A periwinkle blue background makes the lamb and his cow and pig companions stand out not just on the pillow but on your country chairs and home furnishings. Their kerchiefs are an added charming touch.
Also featuring barnyard animals is Stephanie Stouffer’s hooked wool pillow with a bright red barn and grass so green it looks like if you touched it you would feel real grass. This time, a sheep is accompanied by a black and white bunny and cat; the colors are perfect complements to the vibrant colors of the pillow and a farmhouse bench in your home.
Don’t forget, these hand hooked wool pillows are not just beautifully designed, they are also comfortable when you need a place to rest your head as you take a nap or lay your arm as you read a book. The cotton velvet back with zipper closure offers convenient access to the inside as well as comfort on each side of these hooked wool home accents.