At last!

It seems that I’ve been talking about my Chicken Dreams rug for a long time.  It has really only been a few months.  But now that the final loop has been pulled, the binding has been done, and a sleeve has been sewn on the back for hanging, it is in its designated location at the head of our bed.  I love how it looks!

The same day it was hung up, I started making the new curtains for the bedroom out of Waverly “Pantry Plaid” fabric in red and off-white.  Back in the 80s I sewed curtains for a primitive country decorator.  We always did tab curtains that hang within the window, just brushing the sill.  I love the simple look of them.  My husband makes the little wooden brackets to hold the dowel rods. 

Now that this fairly good-sized rug is finished, I will move on to making some smaller projects to sell when I am a guest crafter at One Good Woman, a fabulous shop in Camp Hill, PA.  The shop’s owner, Holly O’Connor, is having two guest crafters each Saturday through November first.  She’s calling this weekly event, “Meet Your Maker” [don’t you love that name?!]  These will be crafters of specialty foods and other handmade goods.  I’ll be demonstrating rug hooking and hopefully will sell a few of my hooked pieces.  I’ll be there on November first, so I have to get busy!

I love finishing a project like my Chicken Dreams rug and I’m always excited to begin the next thing.  My head is swimming with ideas.

NOTE: The Chicken Dreams pattern is now available for sale from my Shop page.

There’s a lot of beauty out there, and inside, too!

Finally, the bedroom is finished.

Finally, the bedroom is finished.