Sunday, November 20, 2011

ALMOST DONE!

I GOT MY BIG GEO RUG OUT THIS WEEK.
I'VE BEEN WORKING HARD TO GET IT
DONE BEFORE THANKSGIVING AND I THINK
I JUST MIGHT MAKE IT! ONLY THAT CORNER LEFT
TO DO. I SEW MY BINDING ON BEFORE I HOOK
AND HOOK UP TO IT AROUND THE EDGE SO IT
DOESN'T TAKE ME LONG TO HAND SEW THE
BINDING DOWN WHEN I'M DONE HOOKING.
I USED THE SAME RED WOOL AS THE BORDER
FOR MY BINDING ON THIS ONE.
THEN JUST STEAM AND YOU'RE IN BUSINESS!!


THOUGHT I'D SHOW WHAT I'VE GOT
STORED IN MY NEW BLUE CUPBOARD.
SOME SMALL QUILTS AND HOOKED RUGS.
IT'S PERFECT FOR THAT AND I REALLY NEEDED
SOME MORE STORAGE SO I'M HAPPY I
TOOK THE PLUNGE AND GOT THIS CUPBOARD!

WE GOT A LITTLE SNOW YESTERDAY AND
LAST NIGHT. WE HAD LOST MOST OF WHAT
WE GOT IN THE BIG STORM OVER A WEEK
AGO. MAKES ME WANT TO START SOME
CHRISTMAS DECORATING BUT I WILL
WAIT UNTIL AFTER THANKSGIVING. TOO
MANY OTHER THINGS TO GET DONE RIGHT NOW.

HAVE A GREAT SUNDAY.
UNTIL NEXT TIME.....LORI

11 comments:

Nan ~ Threadwork Primitives said...

Gosh, your rug looks really wonderful. Hope it's done on time.

cucki said...

wow it is looking so lovely..beautiful colors..and your cupboard is full of so many lovely treasure..i hope and wish you can finish it on time.
finger crossed.
love and hugs xx

TheCrankyCrow said...

Looking awesome Lori! I have a couple of geometric patterns on my wishlist to do as well - the way I'm hooking, it's never going to happen! Still loving the cupboard - and perfect for storing those little rugs and mats - mine are thrown on top of my cupboard in my study. Not a good plan - but the cupboard is full of books! We got a little snow too...does put one in the holiday mood I must say (well, mood enough to get serious about taking DOWN the Halloween!) Have a great evening! Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

annie said...

Just wonderful, Lori!

Raymond Homestead said...

Your rug is going to be so nice! Love your cupboard and all the goodies in it!!

The Humble Stitcher said...

I love your rug, Lori! And those quilts and rugs look really nice in your cupboard. We don't get snow here where I live in California but it's been raining steadily all day and so has been a perfect day for staying at home and stitching :)

Lauren said...

Lori ~
Wonderful rug!!! And you new cupboard is just perfect.
Hugs :)
Lauren

Julie - My Primitive Heart said...

Lori,
Your rug is WONDERFUL!! I know you will be so happy to get this beauty all done!! Hooray for you!!
I also love,love,love the cupboard and how great it is for storage! How thrilling that it really worked out to not only be useful, but perfectly matched to your other cupboard!!
Wishing you a great week, my friend!
Hugs~~
Julie

Kathy (woolfind) said...

Your rug is fabulous Lori! Keep going, it' s almost done!
Your cupboard is terrific. Looks so nice filled with your things :)

Merry Wind Farm said...

Hi,Lori, I really like your geometric rug and the cat rug pictured in front of the cupboard. Is that your own design? I am partial to cat rugs, as I have 5 (live cats, not rugs, LOL). I am curious as to the wool border on the geometric, I have finished rugs with #8 wool strips bound around the same way that you use wool yarn, but that looks different. How did you do it?
Thanks, and Happy Thanksgiving.
Melinda

HomeSpunPrims said...

Melinda,
Thanks so much for your kind words about my rugs. The cat rug with star design is by Kelley Belfast (blog is With Hook And Needle on my side bar). As for how I bind I just rip a strip of wool wide enough to cover the linen on the back after trimming the rug and sew it close to the edge of the binding strip (I have an 1/8" foot on my featherweight machine which works great) BEFORE I start hooking. I sew the strip on the outside line of the rug design facing in towards the inside of the rug. When you come to the corner I leave my needle down and pivot the rug to continue sewing the strip down the next side. When sewing the strip to the rug and you come to the beginning just overlap an inch or so. Do the same if you need to use more than one strip to go around the rug. I sew it down by hand on the back of the rug and miter the corners. Works slick but takes a little practice. Hope this helps. Lori