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Saturday, November 27, 2010

All Hooked Up!

Yes, I knew it would happen (eventually).... the last loop has been pulled on this big rug! :-) I just finished the stay stitching a minute ago, and am getting ready to steam it.

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!

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!


Be Thankful...

Be Blessed...

Be Healthy

Be Happy...

Be Full

:-)

See you all tomorrow with some updates...

Monday, November 15, 2010

Optimism


Yes! ... Indeed they do! And, during my drive home from work Friday night, those voices were full of energy and plans and optimism!

They said "YES!!!! We really CAN fit 10 pounds of _______ in a 5 pound bag!" 

When I got home, dinner was waiting for me on the dining room table.... Bob cooked (with his wallet) a shrimp parmesean over linguine. Yummy... hop in the truck... radio meeting... sleep... grocery shopping... Black Jack success at Sands Casino... Dunkin Donuts coffee (and a sugar filled donut) for the ride home... sleep... breakfast, laundry, ironing, bedding, cook dinner, football, football, NASCAR, football, eat dinner, bills and paperwork to sort through... tired... wait a minute?!?!?! It's Sunday night already?!?!?!?! But, wasn't I just stuffing my face with shrimp parmesean 5 minutes ago?!?!?!?! ;-)

Yep... another weekend whizzed past me without having pulled a loop on my rug... BUT, I sure did have some FUN!!!!! I finally did get the last color selections for that last bit of background chosen... and they are stripped... so an hour each night after work should finish her up by this coming weekend! 

If you like the silly cat pic in this post... visit icanhascheezburger.com to enjoy some more!

Have a great week everyone!
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