Sunday, September 17, 2017

A Perfect Day ~

Yesterday the weather was just perfect.  An absolutely wonderful day to spend hooking on the shores of Lake Erie.  A hook in was held at the Catawba Island Club.  A first class hook in hosted by hooker Rita Thomas.  Thanks Rita for a little piece of hooker's heaven :)

Here's a fun finish to my chicken rug.  I turned the linen forward as if I was going to whip it with wool yarn or wool strips.
I then tore a piece of wool to cover the linen that was showing.  The piece was twice as wide as the exposed linen so that it would cover the front and back.
I then whipped it with cotton string (?) purchased from Cee Rafuse, Early Style Penny Rugs.  I'm not sure how durable the rug would be if placed in a high traffic area on the floor, but I do like the finished look and I got many questions at the hook in on how I did it. 

Thanks so much for stopping by.
Pug hugs :)


  1. What a wonderful place to hook, looks like a nice turnout. I also love your rug and how you did the binding, nice finish.


  2. That rug is so very nice and I do like the edging. What a beautiful spot to create or just sit and watch the waves.

  3. Wow a beautiful day and place to create. Love the edge finishing adds so much to your lovely rug.

  4. I love the new way to finish!Looks like you had a lovely time

  5. This is just beautiful, Lauren.
    Looks like a fabulous day !
    Thanks for those great pics.

  6. Oh the beautiful hooking haven by the water. The atmosphere looks perfect...
    I love your cute chicken rug. I never saw this type of finish before. Thanks for showing us how you dod it.
    Hugs, Julia

  7. Oh I mean how to do it. grr, those typos are driving me nuts..

  8. Hi Lauren, what a beautiful setting to hook! I absolutely love your chicken rug!! I really like your finish!
    Pug hugs,

  9. Hi Lauren,
    Yes, it certainly does look like the Perfect Day AND the Perfect Place!! Love your new rug and the finish is just wonderful!!! Great idea!!!
    Enjoy your week!
    Heart Hugs~

  10. Love the edge ...looks really neat !!! What a beautiful place for the hook-in too !!!

  11. Great finish.....I've never seen that before. And what a great hooking location! You are having too much fun.

  12. Its perfect for that chicken rug. What a great finish. I have never seen anything like that before. How nice you had a perfect day. The sky is beautiful. I love that rug too.

  13. What a wonderful day with a setting by Lake Erie...How perfect is that? Your chicken rug is beautiful and I am loving the finish on the binding. Great job!
    Have a perfect week...
    Peace for all, Barb

  14. Oh my, what a gorgeous place for a hook-in! I can just smell the water. Love the binding on the chicken rug. Lori

  15. What a beautiful place to have a hook in! And your rug finish! Love it! And love how you finished it off too! Very clever!

  16. Nothing better than hooking outside & by the water! Love your rug finish on Lancaster Barnyard. Such a prim look! I've done that finish with cotton, I'll have to try it with a strip of wool.

  17. Beautiful finish to a gorgeous rug! What a great outdoor hooking spot...i think I'd be out there every evening! :-)


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