Tuesday, October 28, 2014

8 Cut ~

 

I am still working on the hooking room.  It seems to be taking forever, but I am getting there.  I hope to share pictures soon.
 
It's amazing what you find when you open lidded baskets for the first time in years.  I found this punch needle piece done a few years ago.
 
 
And in another basket . . does anyone remember making these rabbits out of that paper you had to unroll - sort of like a crepe paper?  The name of it escapes me now.  I bet this was made 25+ years ago and is very faded.  I haven't a clue what to do with her, but don't have the heart to get rid of it.  {{Yes, I do have a problem.}}
 
 
I'd like to finish hooking Santa's face this evening.  I have drawn up two patterns on linen (in addition to the many already on linen) and hope to start a new project soon.  So many rugs, so little time.
 
I purchased this precut wool in an 8 cut many years ago on eBay from Joni Black of Fully Wooly.  It is 170 strips of what she called "Sun Kissed Fields".  They colors are wonderful but I don't enjoy hooking with such a fine cut . . . lol.  If you do, leave a comment on this post or drop me an email with give-away in the title.  I will choose a winner Thursday.  I have but one rule ~ you must contact me within 3 days or I will choose another.  I may even add a little something extra :)
 

Perfect colors for fall
 
 Thanks so much for stopping by.
Pug hugs :)
Lauren

32 comments:

  1. I do the same thing, pack it away and forget it till I find it. LoL... I just wanted to say Hi! Don't enter me in this one. Good luck to some lucky hooker. Warm Blessings! Amy

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  2. It is fun going through things and finding old/new things, lol. I love 8 cut and would love a chance to win, so I will get an email out.

    Debbie

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  3. LOL ,the largest my cutter will cut is an 8, so i have never hooked with anything larger. Thanks for thinking about your readers. would love a chance at the wool!

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  4. Those are fun colors! I hook with most anything. :-) Cleaning things that have been packed is like Christmas!

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  5. I love the colors of the wool and have only ever hooked with an 8 cut. Would love to win!

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  6. I remember those paper dollies made like corn husk dolls. I made a few myself but never made a bunny, she's cute.
    I would love to win that yummy wool. Thanks for the chance!

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  7. That is gorgeous and you call #8 a fine cute, lol...
    You would go banana if you tried hooking in my favorite #5. I love the colors but I hope that someone who hook with #8 will have a chance at winning this generous give away.

    I still haven't dyed my wool since we had two nice sunny days in a row and I've been working outside.

    I'm so anxious to see your wool room organized.
    Hugs,
    JB

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  8. I'm tired... I mean a fine cut, lol. Oh Lordy...
    JB

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  9. oh lauren, i would love to be the winner!!

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  10. #8.....a fine cut........LOL

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  11. The minute I saw that beautiful wool I thought of sunflowers. Love that rooster...Can't wait to see your well organized craft room!!

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  12. 8 cut is my favorite and I love the colors!

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  13. Those colors are yummy and 8 cut is right there, thanks for the chance to win

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  14. I had a set of those rabbits. Loved them. This darn google is nutty. If this is published twice sorry. Love to have the wool so hubby could hook me something pretty. SANDI.

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  15. I've only used an #8 cut when hooking so would love to win these beautiful wools.

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  16. I do have the same problem..have quilt a stack of hooked but not bound, rugs, and have been taking quilts to a machine quilter, a few at a time, to get done...
    Would love to win those wool strips!

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  17. I love going through closets, cabinets and drawers and coming across a find ! It is very hard to let go of some items - even when I know I'm not going to ever use them !
    Rose

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  18. LOL about the "fine" cut of the #8. I would love to be entered into your giveaway.
    Am anxious to see your room when you are done. Hoping to pick up a few hints on how to handle mine.
    Thanks for sharing.

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  19. that was paper ribbon and I have a thanksgiving pilgrim set that I can't throw away.
    you are too much an 8 is to small? I am working with an 8 right now and at the hook in they all thought it was to large. it is prospective I guess. don't put me in I have more wool than I will ever hook in my life time.
    Cathy

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  20. Is Mr Rooster up for consideration??

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  21. It's funny what you find in an old cupboard!! I happen to like an 8 cut...good for all the detail work.....I hook with gals on Wednesday who hook with a 6 cut...UGH...now that's skinnyl!!

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  22. Oh please add my name to be drawn. If I won it might get me motivated to sit and hook again after a years absence. Lol
    Wonderful giveaway !
    Robin

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  23. Looking forward to seeing your wool room finished.
    Don't enter me on this give away.
    Some day soon I want to get back to hooking but I have so much going on that it will have to wait. When I do get back to rug hooking I have lots and lots of wool to work with.

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  24. Yes, please enter me in your giveaway! Being a newbie hooker one of my biggest frustrations is in not having a large enough wool stash. Winning this would make me a happy camper!

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  25. So what cut of wool do you like to use? I'm curious. I thought an 8 cut was pretty wide? I have a blogging friend who sometimes uses 4 cuts, which seems super narrow. I don't hook, so please don't enter me -- hope I'm not messing you up by commenting. But I totally get what you are saying about finding things when you look in places you haven't looked in for a long time. lol! I do that too! Love that punch needle!

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  26. WOW 8 cut is too fine - Lauren seriously ?????? I have never tried 8 cut - don't have a cartridge for 8 cut or even 7 cut LOL but yes it is pretty colors and since I am the somewhat adventurous type - I'd like to have a chance to win your wonderful giveaway. Guess I shouldn't have given away that Hartman hook but if I win - I can get another one LOL ! Mel

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  27. Good luck on cleaning your craft room. I have the same problems - too much stuff, too many hidden supplies, too many patterns, never enough time.

    Your bunny will look nice put out come next spring! She's cute.

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  28. Beautiful coloured wool, pretty...I adore the Rooster rug, very sweet.. Happy crafting cleaning, Francine.

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  29. I love your punch needle and your bunny is very cool. So is that wool.
    Isn't it funny the things you run across? Have a lovely day.

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  30. Love your needle punch piece. Wow, you know you have more wool than you need when you start giving away some. Actually, like you I like larger cuts now too. Back in the day everyone thought #8 was a wide cut but my favorite cut of choice now is #8.5 and #9.

    Good luck to the winner. (Lauren, DON'T put me on the list)

    Saundra

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  31. Love the colors! Thanks for the giveaway.

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  32. I'm sure I have great projects hiding in covered baskets too Lauren - skinny little 8 cuts huh? Funny!

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