Time for an update. My sea turtles are swimming right along! The turtles are hooked using my leftover strips which I like to call noodles. No new wool has been cut for the turtles. Just look at those faces!!
The background is a variety of fibers including cotton batik, hand-spun yarn, hand-dyed velvet, wool roving, commercial yarn, mohair locks, sari ribbon, chiffon ribbon, and probably more that I don't remember right now. Lots of texture in the water. As I hook toward the top the values will become lighter and brighter.
I joked to a friend that the faces are perfect, and hooking more might create some mistakes, so I might just leave it as an unfinished perfect work of art.
That is the new excuse for a pile of unfinished projects, perfection.