The sun is shining and this snow is melting fast. I shoveled the walk but that’s all I’m going to do this time. I can wait it out.
Look at these forlorn chairs – they’re just waiting like all of us are.
It won’t be long now – there are 50’s in our forecast!
Since we’re all stuck inside, Connie made good use of her time working on her rug.
Work in progress – it helps to have it in her kitchen so she can work on it while fixing supper, etc.
And the finished rug! Congratulations, Connie! It’s beautiful!
Connie’s rug is made with t-shirt strips – which explains the solid colors. The t-shirt knit does not ravel and the raw edges curl into almost a round “strip” when you’re twining.
Who wouldn’t want this rug in their home?
Dot and Lily are enjoying it!
Here’s my t-shirt rug made many years ago.
And here is one of the wool rugs – notice the white cat hair?
And this is the reason for the white cat hair – Pammie!
Oh my, this makes me want to start a new rug! Reed wants to do a “round robin” rug with me – it actually sounds like fun. Just like a round robin quilt, he will do sections of the rug and then pass it to me.
A quick note about using denim to make a rug. I would never recommend trying to work with denim on a first rug. It is very heavy and very stiff. It also ravels badly so the denim strips need to be cut with a pinking rotary blade and it will take several blades because the denim dulls the blade quickly. The strips need to be cut no wider than 1-1/2″ because they’re so bulky to work with. Now the positive side of using denim strips – the rug will be beautiful in shades of blue and if constructed correctly, it will last for years and years!
Remember – the book and DVD are $20 and I’ll send them out as soon as your check arrives.
A Rick update – he has an appointment at Mayo this Wednesday to get the stitches out. I’ll try to get matching shoes on this time.