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Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Rug Making

Back when I was pregnant with Elora, I learned about rug hooking and decided to make a rug to go on the floor in the nursery.  I ordered an entire roll of rug warp ( I just know Corinnea was thinking I was crazy for that one), cut a bunch of fabric into strips, and got busy making a 45"x54" rug.  I spent only a few days on the project before I got bored with it and moved on to something else.  It then sat untouched for almost three years, until I pulled it back out a few days ago.   I put several hours' more work into it, and started another, much smaller rug to put in my kitchen.  Or maybe by the back door. 

I have this much done so far, and would like to continue working on it, but Elora has misplaced my locker hook.  In an attempt to find it, I straightened the living room and the den, moved and cleaned under all the couches and checked all the cushions, to no avail.

This is what my living room looked like an hour after straightening it.  It looks like this pretty much all the time.  Unless it's worse.  Actually, it's usually worse. Anyway, I'll need to check in all her toy boxes next, to try to find that hook.  I'm sure I'll find it as soon as I put the rest of the stuff away and move on to another craft.

Kaylie started rolling over about a month or so ago, but I just got around to trying to get it on camera today.  I got some good pictures of her, though none of them are of her rolling.  I did get some video; if I can figure out how to get it on the computer, I'll share it with you.

August 26:  I found my locker hook this morning, when I was cleaning in the girls' room.  Elora had dropped it in her catch-all basket.  I've already gotten another dozen rows done.  :)


Jessica said...

I love these rugs! It looks great.
I made a huge one for my kitchen and it's so nice since you can wash them... but it took FOREVER to make. Funny you should post this because it made me realize that mom has never posted hers- I finished hers from 6 YEARS ago a few months ago she was almost done and just never did the last little bit... I really want to make another one but not sure have/want to spend the time on it.

Corinnea said...

Ha ha Jessica made it here first... Yes she finished my rug. I have one more piece of the rug warp and was thinking..... This time it will be small and since Jess lives closer now I am sure it will be finished faster!
Your's is looking great. Hope you find that hook soon! And yes, I thought you a bit crazy but not only for that..... and I like you that way! XOXO

Kelly's Korner said...

Cool Adrienne! That's a craft I've never tried. I can't wait to see it finished. Is it really tedious? It looks good!

Jennifer said...

really cool adrienne! It's a craft I've not tried either. I wonder how many hours you've put into just that little bit...
Keep it up!