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May 21, 2021
flower rug finish from Making A Lather

I finished a class project for rug hooking. We started it last Spring after my hubby had back surgery. I didn't start it again until this year. It is a small rug that I will use as a wall hanging - Probably  only 16 x 16 inches. Part of the class was the pattern, wool, and, then, instruction from the teacher on shading. I think we had 9 different wools for shading. Lori Cravens was the teacher. I don't like the binding part of finishing, so, at least it was small, and, I could do it at the guild ...

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December 8, 2020
to do: flower hooking from Making A Lather

I haven't been to rug hooking in a while. The pandemic, my hubby's retirement, and feeling behind has left me wanting to stay home. I had already decided, that, I didn't want to cart my big project (snowmen) out of the house any more. I picked a smaller, easier to carry project to take with me, when I go. I took a class last year for this project. And, I would like to see it move along..... I need to go to rug hooking.  And today is the day.

my work so far

the class sample

another ...

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November 10, 2020
to do: rug border 1 from Making A Lather

 I went to a drive through baby shower Saturday. Isn't that a hoot. This sweet lady and her husband have tried for 10 years to have a baby, and thanks to the pandemic ( not really) , they are having a baby girl in December I am so happy for them. We waited 5 long years for our first little treasure and, then, our second. I hated everyone's encouraging words of "just relax" but, in the end...... I wish I had.




I have had a long time rug hooking ufo project. It seems most of the year, without my guild ...

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September 28, 2020
rug matters from Making A Lather

Tomorrow will be my rug hooking meeting, and, I haven't posted much of what is going on there. I really enjoy watching the progress of my fellow hookers as they work on their projects. We have 2 new members, and it is fun to watch them get "hooked". Diane had a finish she shared.


This is just a piece of a large rug.


It's hard to tell, but, the blue is the sky, the green is the grass, and the middle is sheep and red flowers.


On a quilting note, I have made a few more stars with ...

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September 27, 2020
stash report: September 27, 2020 from Making A Lather

 I can't believe it is the end of September already. Besides having too much fabric, it's time to see what my stash report would be.

I was very fortunate to receive a gift of fabric from someone cleaning their closets. It was a magical bundle of fun.




Stash report  September 2020


Fabric Used this week: 32 yards - 

Fabric Used year to Date: 300.25 yards

Fabric Added this week: 31 yards  
Fabric Added Year to Date: 148.75 yards
net fabric: 151.5 yards used more than bought

I sewed at least 15 minutes per day 

This is ...

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August 27, 2020
quilt and rug from Making A Lather

In may, I had all the bunnies fused to the blocks, except these two. I couldn't do these, because, they needed to overlap the borders. I wasn't sure about the borders, so, I left them for a bit in time out.
Now, I have all the bunnies fused, and stitched around, and bordered. The pattern, I am loosely following calls for 2 inch squares as sashing. I am not sure, what I want, yet. I need to let it percolate a little.


My rug hooking group has started meeting again at the library. My husband is a great ...

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July 5, 2020
stash report July 5, 2020 from Making A Lather

Our guild was gifted fabric from an estate. There were several tables, and we could social distance and take what we wanted. I wanted to add variety to my neutral stash, so I came home with this lovely pile of goodies. It didn't look like much in the overall amount of the fabric that I could have taken home, but, there was still a little over 12 yards in my stack.


Stash report  2020

Fabric Used this week: 15 yards -unicorn quilt
Fabric Used year to Date: 192.25 yards

Fabric Added this week: 12 yards  
Fabric Added Year ...

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June 14, 2020
stash report June 14, 2020 from Making A Lather

Ordering fabric on the internet is toooo easy. I think these came from green fairy to live at my house. My favorite precut is actually the honey bun. I can cut my own jelly rolls, but I am not fond of cutting 1 1/2 inch strips, so if they do it for me, I am a happy girl. And I really like the mini charms - they are sew cute.


Stash report  2020

Fabric Used this month: 28 yards
Fabric Used year to Date: 177.25 yards

Fabric Added this month: 6 yards  
Fabric Added Year to Date: 80.75 ...

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June 4, 2020
more cleaning from Making A Lather

To the left of my accuquilt, is a little dresser. And, when I cut for a project, I want to cut for the project, and not fold and put away. I have a bad habit of adding the leftover fabric and pieces that need to be dealt with on the table, until it becomes a mountain.


Big pieces make a big difference in cleaning the spot. I found shirt pieces and frolic mystery fabrics and a scrap basket for odds and ends. I found orphan blocks. The white scraps are from cutting triangles for unity mystery quilt. I end up ...

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March 25, 2020
rug finish from Making A Lather


It's bad enough as a home body, with everything cancelled, I have no frame of reference.

I finished this little rug hooking wall hanging. It needed pressed and blocked. And I needed a little finish.


I used a piece of the background wool to make the back.


I finished the customer quilt I was working on last week and it was delivered.


and I am cutting scraps a little at a time. I seem to be wanting triangles.


I am linking:

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February 25, 2020
to do shoofly from Making A Lather

My hubby's heart catheritization went well - no blockages. But, it was a long day. There were 2 emergency hearts that were the high priority, so we did a lot of waiting. The prceedure was 15 minutes, but we were there from 10:30 am to 9:30 pm. Now, we wait to see if the back surgery will be rescheduled. My mind has been a little absent lately. I was grateful for the fun little bits of machine time I have had. It does soothe the soul. I have a few new shoofly blocks.


And the pile is growing ...

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February 18, 2020
snowman finish from Making A Lather

We have a new snowman living with us for my snowman rug. I have been back to my rug hooking guild and I spend a little time each week trying to move my snowman along. I started this nearly a year ago.


I had a chance to lay the whole rug out and check my progress. - so cute.
I am planning to hook the center like a night winter sky.


last week's to do list:
1. quilt woven  done
2. bind woven   done
3. sashings and corners for frolic   done
4. row x row orange   done
5. make shine ...

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December 5, 2019
rug class from Making A Lather

Our little rug hooking guild is part of ATHA ( association of traditional rug hooking artists ). During the biennial gathering in Cleveland Ohio, we made contributions and received a monetary stipend for education as a thank you. Recently, we had a Bev Stewart from southern Indiana present a class for us. It was fun.
We each received this little project. I finished everything but the background in class.


In this project we learned beading with 2 colors of wool, proddy, crochet, and stem stitch, all with wool. I like the look of proddy ( flower), but it is tough on the hands ...

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