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I'm a wife, mom, grandmother and great grandmother. I try to be creative - sometimes it works, most times it doesn't. I'm my own worst critic! I'm self taught in a lot of my crafts, but have taken quilting classes and most recently a beginner's rug hooking class. I enjoy both crafts tremendously. I'd like to learn to be a better gardener.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Major Brain Freeze

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!

Thanks for stopping by and listening!

Have a great day!

1 comment:

  1. Hi Char, it's been a while... I'm glad that you found what you needed and had all along. Stress makes us forget stuff sometimes. I don't think that you are alone with this problem. Have a great week. JB