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March 14, 2019
snowman rug from Making A Lather

I decided it was time to make a new rug. I've struggled with no inspiration. I just picked a pattern and started to transfer it to linen. I had drawn the pattern and enlarged it. I had it pinned and was ready to transfer to linen, and we had family for dinner, and it was scooped off the dining room table and off on an adventure.
But, I hunted through the jungle of a house, and found it, and started the transfer. I used red dot webbing and a juicy sharpie pen.
It took 2 visits to rug hooking ...

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March 7, 2019
rug hooking inspiration from Making A Lather

I've made very little progress on my circles rug. I seem to be uninspired.


Carmen is a steady consistent rug hooker and tends to work on one project at a time. So, she has made great progress on her beautiful rug. She has added tiny detail work that is inspiring.


Someone has bought a beautiful hand dyed piece of wool. It is very vibrant and impressive. Sometimes just the piece of beautiful wool can inspire a beautiful rug.


nope - nothing

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January 27, 2019
stash report January 27, 2019 from Making A Lather

Today would be my Father's 99th birthday. I celebrated by sending all my children a package of lifesaver butter rum candy.  I wish they had known him longer. Dad really liked them, and so did I. I still can see him giving one to me as a little girl with a big smile on his face. He's been gone for 30 years, and I still miss him. My birthday is tomorrow and we always celebrated together. And Mom was great at making a big deal of it.

I have another thrift store find. I found the pieces separately ...

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January 24, 2019
cleveland finish from Making A Lather

My Cleveland rug is finished. I used yarn to whip the edges that I dyed myself. This was a free pattern from the 2017 Atha (association of traditional rug hooking artists) biennial in Cleveland. My husband and I attended and had a great time. This year, the biennial is in Denver, and I am interested in attending. It is sad how easy it is to talk yourself out of anything fun.


A friend at Friday group was working on the binding for her Minecraft quilt. This is for her son who loves minecraft. She is a professional longarmer. and made ...

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January 17, 2019
down the homestretch rug hooking from Making A Lather

I am down the home stretch for my Cleveland rug. The left is the top of the rug and the right is the bottom of the rug and is already hooked. I hooked the year I started the rug and my initials in odd places as a way of marking time.


While resting ( aka watching TV) last night, I cut 2 1/2 inch tumblers out of a tub of scraps. Why? I ask myself. Because, I had a bunch of leftover tumblers from a tumbler quilt in 2017. And I couldn't decide what to do with them. I ...

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January 13, 2019
stash report January 13, 2019 from Making A Lather

We have a winter wonderland here in Indiana. I love the look and sound of snow. And at my age, I don't mind being snowed in for a bit. Church was even cancelled today, which is unusual. It started snowing during the night Friday, and snowed all day yesterday.



These are the bargains I found at Missouri star before the end of the year. I wanted the special for the olfa blades.
The layer cake is a new Kaffe Fasset. I have a quilt in progress that I thought I would use it to make, but I had it ...

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January 10, 2019
rug hooking and finish along from Making A Lather

I am joining in with the 2019 finish along at She can quilt. I have several goals for the quarter. Some I have already mentioned in my one monthly goal post, But this is for the quarter, and should include what I want to completely finish in the next 3 months.
I have it in my mind to get my Cleveland rug done. I think background goes quicker than the design, And I am making good progress.


For the quarter, I also want to finish the fish jar quilt


orca bay mystery quilt


celtic solstice


and a flannel rag ...

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January 4, 2019
rug hooking background from Making A Lather

It's time to work on the background for my Cleveland rug. I wanted to use several different dark blues. Some of the wool , I "married" together to keep the variety. Marrying is the rug hooking term for put it into a pot and boil it together. I like a scrappy look even in my rug hooking. If it looks intentional, it can cover any mistakes. I used an accuquilt die that is a size 8 to cut my strips. An 8 will work quickly and give a more even background.


I like to throw everything into a container and ...

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December 27, 2018
painters palette rug hooking from Making A Lather

Moving along with the painter's palette for my Cleveland rug. I am very close to finishing. well in rug time, not real time.


And a wonderful picture of my Grandchildren.



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December 11, 2018
hooking and quilting from Making A Lather

Apparently, Cleveland is proud of it's night life. For me, I made sparkling grape juice for my Cleveland rug.


I wanted to share a sweet quilt made by a Friday group friend. She designed it herself. She started with a T shirt from her late husband and made the center. He was a vet as well, so she kept each border in that color scheme.  When asked if she was gifting it to someone, she said that she wanted to sleep under it. It is beautiful.  and a treasure.



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December 6, 2018
a little wool music from Making A Lather

Just a little music for my cleveland rug



I have a perplexing customer quilt. Her mother made this quilt many years ago and she wants it finished.


It is hand stitched together, but it is not very well made.
And the fabric is not good quality. She deserves to have it done, but it will be very challenging. I do like rescuing old quilts, so... I am not sure what to use for binding. To match the fabric will be hard.


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November 29, 2018
rug hooking from Making A Lather

The bottom right of my Cleveland rug is done and I am finishing up the little bits on the bottom left.


And this string frenzy book came from walmart to live at my house. I ordered it online when the first 500 sold out at Quiltville, and I knew I would not make any of the "announcements" in time.



Two weeks ago, I taught a feather tree class and we had a finish. It is so cute in person. I was so proud of her.

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November 15, 2018
rug hooking from Making A Lather

Next up on my Cleveland rug is the Westside market near downtown and in a great building. I am often fascinated by old buildings, and I worry that we aren't keeping them by tearing them down and building something new. They are part of our history, so I am thrilled they renewed this one for another purpose.



I taught a workshop for my rug hooking guild this week. We were making feather trees from wool strips.



I really like these women. They are creative and strong. I have learned so much from them over the years. My husband helped ...

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November 8, 2018
More rug hooking water from Making A Lather

I had success at finishing the water and lower right side of my Cleveland rug. I have just a few attractions to do in the upper part and I can start on the night sky. I  hooked more water here and I hooked more water here. This is a big rug....


My friend Jan has finished her reindeer rug - so cute - great knobby knees haha.


And a quilting friend Sue has finished a turkey table runner          -gobble gobble.


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October 25, 2018
rug hooking water from Making A Lather

I am back to hooking the lake in my Cleveland rug. I hooked more water here. Oh there will be more, I have the whole Lake Erie to hook. haha. But, I focus on one section at a time.


I started with a plain blue and a dark blue and then I married them together, being careful to scrunch up the light blue so that it would be mottled. The second piece is the color I wanted. I used that to hook Lake Erie. To get a random look, I hooked from a pile of the blue strips mixed. Sometimes ...

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October 18, 2018
rug hooking from Making A Lather

Our rug hooking guild this week was a combined meeting and hook in. We are an atha ( Association of Traditional Rug Hooking Artists ) chapter. We are interested in increasing our membership. I have been meeting with these great ladies for almost 10 years now, And I am the young pup. haha.
I had a chance to add the football helmet to my Cleveland rug for the Cleveland browns.


Vivian is working on her rug of sheep. They are so cute.


My Granddaughters and I had a movie date to see Cinderella on the big screen and eat popcorn.
And we ...

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October 11, 2018
rug hooking water from Making A Lather

I try to sit and work a little on a rug every day. And right now on my frame is the Cleveland rug. Some days I barely get a couple of strips in, but other days, I get to play  a little longer. of course, I enjoy it, but it feels good to play with color and to go slow.
It was time to add the blue of lake Erie before I move it on the frame. There was no planned shading, just grabbing a strip of wool and hooking it. The variations are from the colors of the wool ...

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October 4, 2018
more rug hooking from Making A Lather

The giraffe, sailboat, and fernish thing are hooked on my Cleveland rug, And some of the skyline. It's time to figure out what wool I am using as backgrounds, and either dye it or blend it.


Rug hooking guild met Tuesday, and Jan is getting ready for the border. I think the reindeer with knobby knees  are cute.


There was a Bonnie Hunter quilt at the Lafayette quilt show last weekend - On ringo lake - mine is still in puddle stage.


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Jos country junction

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September 27, 2018
hooking a leaf from Making A Lather

I have a leaf hooked in my Cleveland rug. I am guessing it symbolizes the botanical gardens. It's fun to revisit Cleveland and the biennial in memories as I hook this rug.


It has been awhile since I worked on the Christmas snowflake quilt. But I was able to sew another red one. I only need 3 more blocks to begin assembly.


Linda from Friday quilt group has finished a quilt of valor for the vet's home.


and another donation quilt for the police department. This one included donated fabric from the guild.
She collects the quilts from ...

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September 20, 2018
cleveland rug from Making A Lather

Just above Mr Dinosaur is an orbity thing. I had a list at one time of what was on the rug, but I am not sure what this stands for in Cleveland. There is a round thing at the museum of natural history, and it is near the dinosaur on the rug, so maybe that is it. I just used leftovers that I had.



 Let's say that is it.

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