~ of mice and men, so they say . . .
My Magdalena runner was supposed to be all about the worms - as in using as many as possible to hook the runner and cutting as little wool as possible. Yes, I am using worms, but I'm also cutting. Sometimes it's just easier to pull a piece of wool rather than find the "perfect" worm. Which creates another problem ~ yet MORE worms. It's a vicious cycle.
This is the second largest rug I've hooked to date. Well, actually the largest was the rug I started last summer at the Heavens to Betsy retreat at Shaker Village that is not yet complete. I pulled it out of the pie safe a couple weeks ago and was pleasantly surprised at how much I had hooked. I really need to get back to it. It is an antique adaptation by the Woolley Fox, called What Nots.
Not being the world's fastest hooker nor having much time to hook in the evenings, I am happy with the progress I've made. Of course, I'd like to be further along (since I did hook on it for three days at the Susan Feller retreat and at the one day Amish hook-in which really doesn't count because not much hooking is done at a hook-in!). As I think I've said before, it is not how I envisioned it (it was supposed to be more "dirty" and old looking) but I do like how it is coming out.
Thanks so much for stopping by.
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Here's little Miss Ellie watching me hook. She is such a fuss-budget and has to fiddle with her blanket before settling down. She really is a sweet little thing :)
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