A week ago last Monday, that is ~ these girls came for a class on different ways to finish a rug! Penny, Joan, Susan and Lauren brought these finished pieces to work on and by the time they left, we had worked on five different ways to finish off their rugs! We had a great time ~ I served them homemade soup and pie for lunch ~ and I think we all learned some new things! I learned that I need a BIG needle if I'm going to whip with wool strips! Thank you so much, girls, for coming to spend the day and allowing me to share what I know with you and also the opportunity to learn from you, as well!!
Susan brought her proddy sheep rug for me to photograph ~ this was done in a class here a couple of years ago and I think she did a wonderful job! I love it all ~ her background, her border, and of course that woolly sheep!!
And Joan did a fabulous job on her proddy sheep and the flag background! Before she left that day, we talked about braiding the border, figured the wool in my odd way, and sent her on her way!! She did a great job and I was so happy to see her finished product! Thanks to both of them from letting me put their rugs out there for the world to see!!!
Here's the newest progress picture of the sheep rug ~ I'm doing the border in a hit-and-miss style! That's a really hard one for me ~ I am tempted to say that I'm way too controlling to be that random about using what's in front of me ~ but that sounds kind of negative!! Wish I could think of another word ~ I was going to say 'too anal' ~ we don't like that word either!! But you get my drift!!
And this, dear friends, is how I go about hit-and-miss!! I dumped the strip basket onto the floor !~ sorted the strips ~ and then choose from there!! Since there are lots of these little blocks running around the rug ~ these strips aren't going to do it ~ I have another basket that contains pieces of wool a couple of inches wide or so, that were left from other rugs ~ so I will soon delve into that pile! It should be interesting ~ and of course, I'll keep you posted!!
This has been quite a week, weatherwise, here in Ohio ~ like so many other places in this country! Snow ~ rain ~ COLD temps ~ you gotta be tough to live here, me thinks!! The daffodils are trying to hold up their big yellow heads under all this ~ kind of like many of us in this country right now!! That was profound, wasn't it?? Okay, I'm off to get the gray hairs colored ~ bless my daughter-in-law for taking care of that for me!!!!! Have a good day, friends!
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