Sunday, January 18, 2015

Progress ~



Oh, I've been such a bum this weekend spending much more time with hook in hand than I normally do, but it sure does feel good :)  I've made great progress on my heart mat.  I did change the date from 1820 to 1803 ~ the year Ohio became a state.  The wool for the heart is all from my worm basket or very narrow scraps.  I did cut wool for the background.  I cut it both horizontally and vertically to give it more variation.  I'm hooking it in an 8.5 and 9 cut and the finished size will be 9 3/4" x 15 3/4".
 
 
Tomorrow is a holiday for me.  I just love these three days weekends but there aren't enough of them.  Less than three weeks until the two day hooking retreat at Sauder Village.  That is always G-R-E-A-T fun.
 
Thanks so much for stopping by.
Pug hugs :)
Lauren
 

23 comments:

  1. I love that sweet Valentine card, cute. Beautiful rug your working on, love the colors.Enjoy the holiday,Francine..

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  2. I always work the holidays like the one coming up but will get some good time off later (I hope)
    I love your heart I am working on a heart I made up.
    Cathy

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  3. Your heart rug is looking mighty nice. It's nice that you're showing us a sample of the wool before and after hooking.

    Enjoy your little vacation and the Sauder experience, lucky girl...

    We're enjoying a January thaw at the moment. I guess Mother Nature got the hint when she saw me with my foot in a bucket of hot water to keep warm, hahaha.
    Have a nice week.
    Hugs,
    JB

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  4. I love the rug, Lauren!! I can't wait for Sauder!! So glad you have the day off tomorrow!

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  5. The mat looks great. But a long weekend sounds fabulous! I'm in a hooking slump. Started something last night but have lost interest already. Sigh.....

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  6. LOVE your heart mat, Lauren...the background looks fabulous! Hope you enjoy your day off...pajama day? Hooking all day in your pajamas - sounds heavenly :-)

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  7. Hi, Lauren, How nice that you have a 3 day weekend. How will you spend your time, hooking? antiqueing, perhaps? Enjoy your day :) Love your heart mat, too.

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  8. Love your heart & the colors you are hooking with. The red really pops out. I wonder what color the key is going to be! Enjoy your day off, sounds like a hooking day to me!!

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  9. Love that heart. I just ordered a bunch of wool pieces for applique and really enjoyed seeing how the fabric's pattern creates the shading when hooking. She had examples for almost every one. Cool!

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  10. Wonderful rug and well worth being a bum;)
    What else are weekends for, but to catch up on our hooking and crafting projects.

    Debbie

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  11. i 'm gonna start my 1st hooking project tomorrow on my day off!

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  12. Love the heart mat! Have a great day off.

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  13. Love that beautiful wool that your hooking tools are laying on !!
    Rose

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  14. Enjoy friend.
    Love your woolie heart!

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  15. It is lovely. I hope you have a wonderful holiday today.
    I am glad you have so many wonderful things to look forward too. I do love that mat. I love Cathy's designs.

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  16. Loving that heart! How lucky...going to Sauder.

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  17. Great idea to change the date. I always have a problem using a random date, so changing it to something personal is a great idea. Hope you enjoyed your day off.

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  18. Oh Lauren ...I just LoVe the heart you are joking. Gorgeous red brown ...my colors ? Gorgeous!
    Have a great week....
    Hugs Marg.

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  19. Not " Joking" it's " hooking"
    InLoVe your hooking. Lauren

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  20. glad to hear you enjoyed your 3 day and how fun to have a retreat to look forward to. I also have a 3 day retreat coming up the end of the month. what to hook??? something simple or something hard like what I just did at our recent rug camp. Hope the rest of your week goes well. Mel

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