Friday, January 22, 2016

TGIF ~

 
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 :)
Lauren

11 comments:

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

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  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.

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

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

    Debbie

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

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  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...

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

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  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.

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

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