Hi, friends, just popping in with a hello. I've had my typical end-of-September bronchitis which slowed me down a bit, and I picked up the crochet needle for some evening rug hooking. I've finished 3 rugs, and want to make a few more for Christmas. When we went back to Nebraska, Larry's mom Barb was rug making like crazy, with whatever she puts her hands on! With her vision loss, her fine crochet doilies are no more. It's hard to see that, as she was always, ALWAYS crocheting in her spare time. We all have pretty doilies around our houses because of her! So, her inspiration continues in these yarn rugs.
The blue one I made for my Larry, and it's mostly cotton. Lydia gave me a bag full of colorful cotton yarn scraps, and I bought the big cones of blue yarn, I think they were around 12 ounces? for $8 from Walmart. I stitched with 3 threads at once using a hook smaller than Q (the Q is the one I used for rag rugs). From these 2 cones, I have enough left to make another one!
The green one is for Ginny for Christmas (it's her favorite color),
and this funky, bright one is for Beth (sh! Don't tell!).
I used all scraps on this one, and 4 colors of thread going. Larry said I ought to add the purple at the end, and I love it! We'll see if I can keep them a secret. More likely, I'll poke them away and not remember where. lol
This school year has me teaching 2 new curriculums, one for Bible and one for science. I mentioned to Dora that one (Bible) I'm having to make weekly quizzes for, and I'm hitting the books like a college kid! I've just finished the quiz and study sheet for next week...don't you know I'll be glad to just pull out the lessons next year! It's always good to grow, right? It's just stealing from my sewing time. . . .
No sewing right now, but helping Ginny with another granddaughter's quilt, this one from a kit using hydrangeas in purples, greens and cream, oh, so pretty!
I'm working on 3 memory quilts for the wife and daughters of our fallen friend. I was inspired by Nifty Quilts post that she called "Sacred Work". Her quilts are really cool! I really appreciated the idea behind adding a shirt pocket. The girls have only asked for squares, but each kinda told me what colors they liked of Daddy's shirts. Larry has been helping me cut the seams and remove buttons. I'll share more as I go along.
Please remember to pray for our little friend Jake. His leg is getting quite painful, keeping him awake at night, and the MRI's have given no answers.
Thanks for visiting ~
Philippians 4:19: "My God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus."