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September 13, 2019
scarecrow rug from Making A Lather

Hubby and I had a great time at the wool keepers rug hooking event in Danville, Indiana. It was my first big car trip and away from home time since back surgery. I really enjoyed the rug hookers, and their enthusiasm. There were more vendors there than usual, and the colors of wool were worth drinking in and feeling the inspiration. Rug hooking has been a wonderful way to meet with some very lovely women in my area. But, just like quilting, I have enough wool and enough projects so that I didn't plan on buying or starting anything ...

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August 31, 2019
carolina chain blocks from Making A Lather

Right now, any sewing I do has to be easy and easy to reach. I found these laying next to the machine. I use Carolina chain as an away project, but it just looked like fun, so, I sewed a few blocks. I'd like to say that this is a great scrap buster pattern, but, it barely made a dent.



I've started another snowman for my rug.


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August 24, 2019
more on ringo lake quilt from Making A Lather


I have the first half of on ringo lake mystery quilt together. And all the rows ready for the second half of the quilt.


I don't see any mistakes so far. we will see...
I have a new snowman to share from my rug I am hooking, it will have to be my bright blue for the rainbow scrap challenge.


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lots of blue inspiration at
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August 23, 2019
Sit n Sew day from Crazy Quilter on a Bike!


We were a small group yesterday which allowed us loads of room to spread out. I think the participants knew that as we utilized the entire space.

And it was FABULOUS to get back to sewing. I'm rested up and back into my routine! I worked on numerous projects yesterday and I'll share what I did tomorrow. Today, it's all about what the others did!!!  I've said it before and I'll say it again - if ever you get the chance to sew with friends - DO IT!! It's one of the BEST therapies that I ...

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August 12, 2019
snowman rug from Making A Lather

Nothing new is really happening here, until I find a new normal from surgery. Hubby has been off of work taking care of me and we are starting to talk about him going back to work. So I am a good deal better.
I have pulled my rug hooking out for when I am just sitting and resting. I can hook 2 or 3 strips before I need to move again. I don't see any pictures of this rug on the blog yet. Here are the first and second cute snowmen.


and Jimmy Durante snowman.


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July 16, 2019
tiny tuesday from Making A Lather

I needed to get back to making my tiny Tuesday blocks for the rainbow scrap challenge. I am a "tiny"  bit behind. haha I have finished May and orange. I have 3 for June and blue yet to do.



I have a snowman finished for my rug hooking. I don't know why I am dragging my feet on this rug. The snowmen are adorable and they are easy to hook.


I am getting very close to having all the garden party blocks sewn. I will need to cut 1 1/2 inch strips for the chain blocks.



Tomorrow is ...

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April 25, 2019
new rug hooking from Making A Lather

Mr. Frosty #1 is complete and I have started Mr. Frosty #2.



If I am doing a dark night sky, I am not sure what color to make the hat yet. I  want it to contrast. So black won't work. I guess I will get colorful.


Carolyn finished her moon rug - very cute.




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April 17, 2019
fair and square from Making A Lather

Two Friday group sews, and all the 4 patches are attached for Fair and square, a quiltville pattern. I am thrilled with the scrappy goodness.


I have the framing pieces cut, and will start adding them to the blocks at the next Friday group sew. It won't be this Friday as hubby and I are off to a fiber festival for the day.


Yesterday was rug hooking guild, and I started mr. snowman. He is going to be so cute.



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April 10, 2019
What's Under Foot? from From the Strawberry Patch...

What's under foot at your house?  There's something colorful, soft and scrappy at mine! I have always wanted to make a Jelly Roll rug. I have all the components, I just haven't actually gotten around to making one yet. Something about cutting ten miles of batting into 2.5" strips has been enough of a deterrent toward progress on that front that it has stopped me in my tracks. Then, someone

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What's Under Foot? from From the Strawberry Patch...

What's under foot at your house?  There's something colorful, soft and scrappy at mine! I have always wanted to make a Jelly Roll rug. I have all the components, I just haven't actually gotten around to making one yet. Something about cutting ten miles of batting into 2.5" strips has been enough of a deterrent toward progress on that front that it has stopped me in my tracks. Then, someone

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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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January 25, 2019
Something Other Than A Quilt from Quilting Is More Fun Than Housework

Boy, when I don't want to work on a project, I will do anything but what I should be doing....

I am worse than a child!



I am supposed to be finishing up this Sew Kitschy wall hanging for my kitchen.  It is taking up space on one of my design walls and I won't let myself pull it down until I get the quilt top put together.  That also means the big bin of fabric for it is sitting on my cutting table in my way.



So my stubborn side, cut strips from all that leftover fabric ...

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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 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 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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