Julia, you were right about how fragile an old burlap rug is! As I tried to whipstitch around it, it was falling apart in my hands!
Sew...this is what I came up with...
I then soaked it in the bathtub with Purex detergent & Borax for an hour & wow!!! was it ever dirty. Then rinsed it with the hand held shower head, till the water ran clear. It took 2 days to dry it, but I'm so pleased with the outcome. It's now on my bathroom floor in front of the sink. I'm going to was it again when the weather turns hot & sunny again because as it dried the edging now has a real grunge look to it from the grungy water left in the rug as it dried. But it now has years more use, thank you again Cynthia for thinking of me!
I went to pick up boxes & what a surprise from the Hundson's Bay Company!!
Towels & my $17 cotton jersey, tunic dress, by Style & Co.!
Thank You Hudson's Bay Company!!
The siding & installation is done..
The 18 windows installed with 3 new basements to add, making the total of 21 new windows!
And the new front door is so much brighter!
The new window at the top of the stairs brings in the light & air, when opened.It's view is a look into the woods. :-)
It's been a busy productive time here & I'm really enjoying my time but I'm looking forward to a little down time to enjoy what's left of summer before mother nature starts to paint her beautiful fall palette...my favourite season!
Thank you for stopping by & I hope you too are enjoying your summertime!
Health & Happiness!