Saturday, February 5, 2011
A Finished Rug
I finished my cat rug this week. I just need to do the
edge and I thought I would be finished but life just
gets busy. I think my grandson will be happy with it.
Since as he said, " It was his kitty."
I have these books I bought in 2002. The one I got my pattern
out of for my new rug is called, Woolgathering, By Whimsicals.
I have wanted to do this rug that long. I can't tell you how
many times I have sat and stared at it and yesterday I finally
got it on Monk's Cloth. I prefer Scotch Burlap but I will try this
since I have so much Monk's Cloth.
It took me so long because I never noticed that the
pattern was split up between two pages. So I drew it
on paper with all of it together and then it is so big
and my light box is so small I had to draw it section by
section. I can't believe I am finally going to make it. I
am really excited.
Yesterday was a car juggling day so I had to take my daughter
to work. As I drove in front of Home Depot, I drove by the garden
department, out in front they had all of the primroses and Hyacinths.
All day long I thought about them, I could even imagine
the smell. I wanted those flowers. I don't think I am having
spring fever but these flowers kicked it up into high gear.
I went to go get her a bit early and as I walked around looking
at the flowers and telling myself why I didn't need them. I know that
when they get to this stage they are almost done. I walked out and the
smell was heavenly. So I bought a few. I have just stood and
I keep telling myself about the heat, and the bugs and
all of the work and time having a garden. How much easier
it is to just sew. I am like Alice though going down the rabbit
hole. I can feel my mind slipping away and longing for spring
and wanting to dig and plant seeds and pull weeds.
I am just not strong enough to resist the pull of being in a garden.
Have a lovely weekend.