Monday, January 2, 2012

Well, it has been colder!

1 January 2012 Day break
It has been colder here, but it has been awhile.  The New Year is underway and I hope that you switch your year date to 2012 easily enough. 

Pip says it is not June!    

The fireplace is going and outside just looks like it would be cold!
The Old Corn-crib

January will see me knee deep in genealogy research to assist others.  It will be no chore for me as I dig a little deeper in to the past. 

I'm nearing the completion of the Ohio Buck rug.  A few more rounds of the border and I'll be doing my "finished" dance.  I do a bit of a jig for each one....and I imagine I'm not the only rug hooker who completes her rug with that move :)  You see, we already have the next one lined up, if not started, and several in our mind's eye!

This rug is done on rug warp foundation and size 4 cut so I am finding that I have packed it more than I usually do.  The steaming at the completion will take care of this. 

Have you noticed that as you hook different parts of your rug with different methods it pulls it differently?  Once again the steaming should deal with this and straighten out the border.  Keeping in the ditch of the foundation material when drawing the outside line is a must....for me anyway.  If that isn't done you will never have a straight rug.  Handmade is handmade.....and that is what is so wonderful about it!

My dh has back surgery this month.  Keep him in your thoughts and prayers please. 

Hook on happily in 2012!


Rugs and Pugs said...

Lee ~
What beautiful pictures.
Woo hoo! It's almost happy dance time. Your rug is wonderful. I cannot begin to imagaine a 4 cut but that is why you have such detail. Absolutely breathtaking.
Poor hubby. I will keep him in my prayers!
Happy New Year.
Hugs :)

leLoops said...

Thank you Lauren! 2012....already. May it b a grand year for you and yours!

TheCrankyCrow said...

4 cut??? Arghhh....Even 6 cut gives me fits...and the more I hook, the higher my favorite cuts seem to be. But GORGEOUS rug! Something to be exceedingly proud of. Will keep your husband in my prayers....And wishing you both a wonderful new year filled with joy, promise, and an abundance of blessings....Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin