Ohio's Buckeye Rug Hooking Guild is collecting non seasonal mug rugs to be donated to a facility in Dublin, Ohio. This project is all about sharing our love of rug hooking and sharing kindness with others. I drew up a couple simple designs on a small piece of linen. I decided to add a wool backing rather than binding them since they will be used as mug mats. The little tulip is about 5" x 5 1/4" and the bird is 4 1/2" x 6 1/4". These had to be hooked in an 8 cut which I now consider a fine cut . . . lol. Hopefully I will finish the bird this evening.
I pin. I baste. And I still sew the labels on crooked :)
I didn't want to waste the remaining linen or have to add on to it to fit on the rug frame, so I drew a little 3 penny rug to hook with a few leftover worms. It measures 5 3/4" x 13 1/4".
Now that all my hooking "obligations" are finished (challenge rug, Christmas in July and mug mats), I need to get busy hooking a gift. I have chosen Maple Sugar Hearts, from the book American Folk Art Rug Hooking by Barbara Carroll.
That's it folks. Nothing fun or exciting to write about. All work (well, almost) and no play makes Lauren a dull, dull hooker.
Thanks so much for stopping by.
Pug hugs :)