Saturday, August 20, 2016

Geometric Proggy Rug

The linen, ready to go. I'd been struggling over whether to do it as another proggy/peggy/clippy rug, or hook it, with my exotic fabrics... silks and the like... but I'm getting low on some silks and decided to use my many and sometimes hand-dyed woollen blankets. Done.
The whole point is to use up my stash, and wool I got plenty!
It's around 74 x 140cm, maybe a smidge smaller.
Here is the inspiration, although I'm not using these types of colours. I was thinking more along the lines of this amazing Kimono.
I don't know where the embroidery originated. It could be South American? If anyone knows, please let me know??

Our Cosy Lounge Room

I rearranged my lounge room. The new proggy rug, made for beside the bed, hasn't left the lounge. 
Same place, but I couldn't decide which picture to put up. Note the many cushions... it's been a thaing of late. And the freshly dusted bric-a-brac shelf. Luvverly!

Monday, July 11, 2016

F-I-N-I-S-H-E-D! Yes, It Is!

It's done! Weighs a ton, feels like a luxurious, unbelievable lush, thick, velvety, shag-pile, roll-around-on-it marvelous thing. Quite happy with it actually!

The rug is 74 x 140cm and is made using mostly silks, rayons and otherwise exotic fabrics. I've used cloth from my vast stash or op-shops, plus a tiny bit I bought new because it was the right colour and it's my money! 
The strips were cut slightly off-grain, to avoid fraying as I've not used any stretchy materials. 

I cut them between 2 and 4-5cm wide, depending on how thick the cloth was, then about 5cm long (by winding the strips around two sandwiched 2.5 wide cardboard strips and slipping the scissors in between to cut one edge, like you would a pom pom).
 I joined the '10 minute a day' group over on Rug Hooking Daily, which was effective because I made sure I did at lest 10 minutes, rain or shine, and that (of course) translated into 20 minutes or 3 hours! Plus it kept my interest.
I thoroughly enjoyed the process once I stopped cramming my progs so close as to be difficult and slow! I'd wondered if it'd be the only one I ever made! But now I can't wait to start another.

Friday, July 01, 2016

Fleur-de-lis Rug

The back of proggy's is always clearer huh.

Fluffy softness for my feet.

My proggy rug is nearly done (even more so, as I write this). My sciatica will hopefully move on when it is, as I spend way too much (potential cleaning) time at it after dinner in the evening and the sciatic nerve is making me pay. Pretty-well every night, I get sucked into it. It's killing me. 
My hubby is going to make me a standing-up pair of trestle legs, so I can either prop on a stool or stand up to work. 

A couple of nights ago I sacrificed my over-pj's-wear kimono because it's exactly the right colour for some background. It was wearing out in any case, so...gone. I did like wearing it though... hmmm.

I've discovered audio books. This rug has seen me through the entire 8 Outlander books and now I'm onto 'All Quiet on the Western Front'. Wow! What a book that is. Amazing account and so human.

The audio's are good for making vacuuming a 'nothing' rather than a bore too. Excellent! 

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Ship Sampler

A group has sprung up, making my sampler. I stumbled upon it and here is the chart the lady, Cierra Tuatha made:

Go here for pictures of my actual sampler.

These colours are the lady who made the chart's approximation. 

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Did I Post This Little Cushion Yet?

I've decided to make a different cushion for each doona cover and quilt. Only because I want a reason.