A note on the stay stitching.... one tip I had mentioned awhile back is something definitely worth repeating. That tip is to "Finish before you start". That's right.... if you plan on whipping the edges of your rug... it is much, much easier to stitch the edges before you start hooking the rug. I waited until I finished this rug... and the weight of the wool sure made for a cumbersome time of running this through the sewing machine. This tip is especially helpful when it comes to larger rugs... I really don't think it would make much of a difference on a mat or smaller rug.
Last weekend was a fun time washing the wool I had purchased at the Brandywine hook-in last month! It's always so fragrant and soft and fluffy right out of the dryer! Makes me smile! Anyways, I've got it all folded... just need to find a space to store it! ;-) I think I seriously hit stash overload status... time to hook more rugs... faster!
I still have this little cross stitch I started working on in September! Yes, I do plan on finishing it.... and yes, it still will be shipped to the person I was originally making it for! lol! I don't think a person would mind a pumpkin for Christmas? Do you? :-)
And, to answer a question from the last post... no, we did not adopt a kitty... I simply have acquired the need to check out the funny captioned pictures at icanhascheezburger.com every morning! :-) These cats and kittens really can make a person laugh!
Well, that's about it for today! I hope everyone had a very thankful and full Thanksgiving! Time to get your needle and thread out and start making some Christmas gifts! That's what I'm doing this weekend... I'll share pictures of these projects after the recipients have received them!
Have a warm & cozy weekend!