More sewing than hooking.

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.

Planning a country Thanksgiving table.

Planning a country Thanksgiving table.

My sewing closet.

My sewing closet.