I chose the design after seeing this pillow on a recent trip to IKEA and figuring out how to replicate it using more that two fabrics.Kind of reminds me of a zipper.
My new hooked rug measures 24" square and I finally put it on the table with a big old wooden bowl - just like I had originally planned. Found some nice-looking apples and pears to put inside of it and I'm happy with it - now to decide on my next project.
I read a LOT of blogs - and thought I knew about all those related to rug hooking - but I stumbled upon one the other day that is new to me. A mother/daughter team who are just delightful. Stop by and visit them at Ewe & Eye Designs.
Karen Kahle of Primitive Spirit recently started blogging and she shares lots of good information with her readers. I loved seeing her new studio - and she has posted a tutorial on how to make a spiral chair pad that is awesome.
A couple weeks ago I won a giveaway that Lauren had on her blog - I received a copy of the new book that Polly Minick & Laurie Simpson wrote. I have all of their other books so I was excited to add this one to my library. There is a great pattern for Lady Liberty that I really like in it. And, because Lauren is such a sweetie, she included one of her hand-stamped spoon necklaces - what a treat for me! It's been fun to wear it!