Good morning all!
So, I've started on my Christmas gifts (sorry no pictures just in case the recepients check out my blog). I started them last week but decided the background was too light so I went and purchased a darker background. Then I retraced everything and started doing the actual work over this past weekend. Yesterday while I was waiting to come to work I remembered another gift I wanted to make - it's cross stitch so I figured I'd pull it out and get the floss I needed - maybe it would be something I could work on on my lunch break. So, as I'm looking for the pattern I came across a file folder in my desk labeled "rug hooking" and I thought it was kind of thick. So I pulled it out to see what all was in it. DUH! Several rug hooking patterns including one that similar to what I was trying to design!!!! I have a shelf in my living room that I plan to hang seasonal quilts or rugs. On the shelf I have some antique thread spools and a couple of other things. I had purchased a stencil that said "Welcome" to stick on the wall above the shelf. But we couldn't get it up correctly and ended up ruining it. So I decided I'd create my how "Welcome" out of wool. I knew what I wanted and kept looking and couldn't find anything like what I wanted so I drew it out on a piece of paper. All I needed to do was get some graph paper, draw it out a little neater, then take it to Staples or some place and have it blown up. Well, lo and behold, when looking for the cross stitch pattern and found that folder - there was a pattern I had purchased - don't remember when, don't remember where that was exactly what I wanted! LOL! Along with 2 other patterns that I liked. Moral of story - GET BUSY RUG HOOKING! LOL! I now have 2 patterns that I'm currently hooking, a just bought a Flag pattern, a chair pad pattern, this Welcome pattern, a larger pattern - sunflower penny rug that I bought two years ago (and I have all the wool I need to do it) and two more that I'm not sure what they are - they're in that folder! Note to self: take better inventory of rug hooking patterns and put them in some kind of order in which I want to work/complete them!
Just had to share that! I'm sure I'm not the lone ranger doing this, but I now know I need to start getting wool so I can actually hook these projects!
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Have a great day!