Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Gotta Love Rugs

I'm hooked on rugs! I just finished a rag rug. I had started it a while ago and then put it aside. Well, I'm finding this time off is good for getting things done. The rug is crocheted using fabric strips and a large hook. It's very easy and relaxing. I finished this one today and it now has a home in front of my treadle sewing machine. If you're interested in these rag rugs check out http://www.rags-to-rugs.com/ . They have kits you can buy, all you need are your scissors.
And, I'm also working on another penny rug. This one is larger than the last few I've made. I love working with these. Very portable, not a lot of supplies to carry with you. and they work up fast. The picture is of a few I have started for my latest rug. I can't wait to get it done. They are just awesome!
Our weather here was in the 70's today, a bit windy. But still nice. the weather man says rain tonight and tomorrow could be severe weather. Let's hope it's not too severe. My flowers could use a drink, so rain would be welcome. But not the winds and hail they say might come with it.
My day was busy with making sure everything is done here in case I get the call to go back to work. Thinking it won't be too long. And, I'm ready at a moments notice. Well, almost, lol. My bags are packed and centrally located for easy access, lol.
What's on your craft table? Be sure to leave me a comment, I love to know what everyone is working on. I love comments!! I'll be visiting your blogs and leaving comments here and there. Hope you had a good day and the rest of your week will be a good one.


Char said...

oh how wonderful!...you know I still love my change purse you made me like the one in your header!...it is the first thing i grab and take shopping with me!...I wanna just thank you again for that!...keep up that great work girlie!

WoolenSails said...

Beautiful pieces and great rug for your old machine.
I love making scrap crafts, great way to use up the small bits of wool and fabrics.


pammyjo said...

Love the rug. You have a great thing for prim colors. Really neat!

Karen said...

Morning Bren - I love seeing what you are working on every time I come on your blog.
Love your Penny Rug!
I have been collecting wool to FINALLY make me a real wool one!!!
I'm almost there with enough fabric. But nothing to show yet.
Hope you get called back soon kiddo.

Miranda said...

The rug looks great Mom! What's on my table?? well i have a few things cut out to sew up for the show this weekend, a couple of make up bags, another purse, and some coaster sets. And of course my quitls that need binding...but those will be coming with me to your house when we visit in a few weeks.

Betsy said...

Hi Bren,
I love making penny rugs too. I just love working with felted wool.
I've made a few of the crocheted rugs but I need more practice. I need to check out that site. I would love to make some round one's for chair pads for my kitchen chairs.
Have a great evening.

where to travel said...

Your rag rugs look great, thanks for showing the world! Might one day make one myself and turn it into an Area Rug.

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