Friday, January 22, 2016


Sometimes these 4 day weeks seem longer than a normal 5 day week.  To say I am happy it's Friday is an understatement.  Time to catch up on life and some much needed sleep :)
I finished the binding on "A true friend".  This fun pattern is by Cammie Bruce - Primitive Junky.  She has so many great patterns.  I refer to it as my Ellie rug since I hooked it to her likeness.  

For the first time, the last two rugs I've bound I used #8 cut wool strips.  I trim the backing to about 1 1/2" and zigzag the raw edges.  I then fold it over twice (to the front of the rug) and baste.  Basting is not necessary, but I prefer it to working with pins and I don't have any clips that I could use.  Then I just bind with the wool strips.  I really like the look.  I've used the same prep when whipping with wool or doing the crochet edge.  It really is quite simple.

After almost 4 days I have not heard from the give-away winner, so a big congrats to Kim, My Field of Dreams, out in California.  Please send me your snail mail address and I will get your package mailed next week. 
Thanks so much for stopping by.
Pug hugs :)


  1. Looks great lauren! I have never bound with the wool strips.

  2. Congratulations Kim!!!!
    You sure did Ellie justice!! I've also used wool strips to whip with and it is nice. Did that when binding a rug for Polly and used the green where the green background was, then the blue where the background of that was, etc. I used #8 I think.

  3. Ellie looks great !... so you do your whipping with the strips in place of wool yarn? But bind the same way?

  4. The rug looks nice with the wool edge, I did mine in yarn, find it hard to pull the wool strips through.


  5. Your rug is so cute! I like the wool edge. Have a good weekend.

  6. sweet, sweet rug...have never tried that method of binding...nice seeing the close up of the corner and trying to pick out which wool you used...

  7. Morning Lauren, such a sweet Ellie rug, Cammie is such a talented hooker.Blessings Francine.

  8. I love that rug and I love now neat and clean your finished edge looks. Very nice. Thank you so much for choosing me Lauren.
    I hope you have a very nice weekend.

  9. That is such a cute rug you did a great job Lauren!!

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