I have a rug finish to show you. This pattern is from Maria Barton and I purchased it from her at the rug workshop she taught here in Tipp City with Alice Strebel a few weeks ago. It was a quick and fun easy hook, and, as you can see, in my usual favorite colors. I understand that this rug was adapted from an antique fraktur drawing. I finished it with a crochet edge, which I learned from following Karen Kahle's instructions here. For those of you who hate to finish rugs, this is so quick and easy, it only took about an hour! I also bought three more patterns from Maria, one of two kitties, and two smaller size versions of Magdalena Briner rugs. Can't wait to get started!
When Lauren of Rugs and Pugs came down for the rug hooking workshop, she was so sweet to gift me with some of her lovely handmade items. First is a pumpkin mat hooked from wide hand torn strips, and look at how she finished the back!
Next, a scissors fob, also made from an antique spoon, and also monogrammed!
This is an authentic, signed, hand painted on velvet, Theorem that I scored on shop goodwill. The detail is amazing, but unfortunately my cheapie camera can't handle close-ups.
Finally, this is what Evan came home with last week! He found her in the grocery store parking lot. She is about six months old, terribly thin, fleas, worms, ear mites (all taken care of). Who could say no to this adorable face??? Not me, what's one more (laughing hysterically). Evan named her Savannah, she has been to the vet for all her shots, get spayed next Monday, and is so happy to have landed in the lap of luxury. Everybody gets along great, we are all just one big happy family!
That's all for now.