I haven’t done much this week as far as rug hooking goes. I signed up for workshops at Sauder Village’s Rug Hooking Week for this coming August. I didn’t get my next rug on linen, but I did get my hubby to make the frame for it. And I did fix a friend’s rug that I made her, so she can hang it on her living room wall.
I guess my thoughts have been railroaded by the impending Thanksgiving holiday. For most people this is a one-day eating extravaganza, but at Crow's Foot Farm it lasts for FOUR DAYS! Four days of cooking, eating, cleaning up. Repeat. Repeat. Repeat. You get the idea.
One holiday preparation I did was to buy a nice old cutter quilt at Miss Morgan’s Milkweed Antiques in Bethel, PA [check them out on Facebook]. I wanted to make a table runner and I think this will work out well. It will look good with my Johnson Brothers brown transferware. I bought a complementary fabric to cover the back of it and brought it around the sides for nice edges all around. Sounds like how I finished my Be Mine rug, doesn’t it.
Years ago [in the 80s, actually] I used to buy cutter quilts in PA and made wall hangings, teddy bears and other prim things for a shop in NJ. I did a lot of sewing back then, but my lust for the sewing machine has faded over the years. I do have a special sewing closet that I planned into my studio. Having easy access to the sewing machine makes it less of a chore to use it. My sewing table was crafted by a wonderfully talented local woodworker.
There’s a lot of beauty out there and in the pre-planning for a busy holiday ahead.