It will help make the time go fast & ward of the homesickness, so far so good!
I finished the rug hooked chair pad that I made from the shading class in Richibucto NB.
The hooking of this project brought on another project to do! Time after time I was scratched, poked, & picked by the barbs around the frame, so a cover was needed...
A cover for my rug hooking frame, here is how I did it. ;-)
I looked for a dense fabric & found one of my faves, a piece of scrap from, the synthetic Dalmation fabric I had used years back, making a baby's hat & coat. I love Dalmations !!! & have had over 20's of enjoyment with them. Their dots just make me happy & their powerful happy tails have damaged many a fragile item on a coffee table or whipped my leg making me yell from the pain of the lashing!
I loved the soft feel as my hand glided over this fabric, reminding me of their velvety texture of fur. The Dalmation fabric it is!
I would also need a lining & batting to protect the synthetic fabric from those nasty barbs.
I used the width of the 60" fabric & cut & pieced the lining to that length.
Sew the casing down, leaving an opening for the pin to go through with the elastic.
Bill is so funny always announcing that I still have everything I ever owned...I don't have the things that don't have memories or function to them, they've been given away or recycled at the Goodwill.
I am glad to have those diaper pins for applications like this though!
Sew the other side the same way, also leaving an opening for the elastic to go through the casing.
Sew elastic together & stitch the casing closed by machine or by hand.
It is done!
Spring Dreaming ;-)
I know it's January but my senses need spring! I planted these hyacinth bulbs last November & look at them now! I can't wait to smell that sweet smell of spring.
When I planted them I was not wearing gloves & when I opened the pack of bulbs within one minute I was soooo itchy on my throat, jawline & earlobes! So if your ever opening bulbs be sure to wear gloves with this type of bulb as some people are sensitive to the powder they give off.
I can't wait till spring, if all goes well at the Carroll Cottage, there's 346 bulbs that will be blooming this spring. How exciting is gardening...thank you Heather for introducing me to this wonderful world of bringing things to life! Spring has a whole new meaning now.
Thank you for visiting & I hope the rug hookers find the tutorial on making the cover useful. I'm missing my Thursday, fellow Miramichi, rug hookers already, from the Lion's Center.
Thought for the week by Leonard Nimoy...
A life is like a garden. Perfect moments can be had, but not preserved, except in memory.