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Monday, September 30, 2013

Almost October

I told you the other day that I bought a rug at the rug show. I didn't take it out of the package until yesterday.
I don't really pay much attention when it comes to dimension. Kind of like in my mind, I just use as a guide line. Like the time I bought a tarp and the tarp was so big it covered out back yard twice. We didn't have to buy tarp for a long time.  I thought the rug was a little high as I don't buy that many rugs already drawn on the backing. Yesterday when I opened it up I was shocked.  Here is how big it is so you can see it.

You can't really tell how big it is until I put the current rug I am working on with it. And I thought the one I am working on is a nice size rug.

It is going to take a long time to do the above rug. I have a quilt on my wall and this rug is about the same size. I wish I could get this one finished by Thanksgiving but I don't think I will be able to but as I said before my rugs keep getting bigger and bigger it is true. I do love the patten though.

I thought I would show you the pattern I want to do after these. I was so glad to see this rug in person. I have wanted to hook it since I saw it.

It is a big rug too and if I could have found this pattern I would have bought it. I always loved the stories of Beatrix Potter so I can see a story here of a Mama bunny, selling flowers to feed her bunnies back in the burrow under the oak tree.

I am so glad that tomorrow is October. I feel like saying Whew summer is over and I am so glad to see it go. I am ready for fires in the stove and stitching  and reading by the fire. I am ready to make soups and stews and pumpkin pies. I am ready to listen to the wind blowing around the house and the smell of rain on the air. In October the nights have a chill like that first bite of a fall apple. I love the smell of the leaves as they fall as I walk on the colored carpet under my feet. All good things happen in October. My husbands birthday and I first became a Mommy in October. I love October because it is such a bright blue month.

It is still of course, Monday, so enough of dreaming and more of work for today.

I hope your day is filled with lovely things,
~Kim~

21 comments:

  1. Yay!!!! October, I love that month too.....your new rug will be wonderful as is the other ones, sweet pumpkins.....Fall Blessings Francine.

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  2. Hooray for October! It's in the 70s this morning and the kids are running around in shoes and coats. They're so ready for cold weather.

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  3. Kim, the pattern is so wonderful and I hope you aren't put off too much by it. I love the rabbit rug also and with the longer nights you can find a cozy spot and hook to your heart's content!

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  4. looks like a nice wall-hanging rug. for next year. :)

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  5. What a lovely pattern! How nice it will look hanging on your wall! It will certainly keep you out of trouble while you work on it.:-)

    xo Nellie

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  6. Hi Kim..
    I agree with your thoughts about October. It's my favorite month too!!
    Love the rug that you've finished, and the new rug looks to be a beautiful project that will keep you busy, I'm sure.

    Hope this day is a great one for you :)

    {p.s. I'm blogging again,& really happy to be back!}

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  7. Hi Kim, I so admire you rug making-you go girl! When hubby and I were first married we made several large hooked rugs as presents. As I recall it takes about the same amount of time that a quilt does. I love October because my oldest was born at the end of the month and for all the other reasons-changing colors, crisp mornings, fires, football etc. Thanks for sharing today.
    Hugs, Noreen

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  8. Kim, that Thanksgiving rug is worth waiting to be finished. It's such a beautiful pattern. No use to rush it for this Thanksgiving. It will become a nice family heirloom.

    Your little halloween rug is so cute and so is that Beatrice Potter bunny.

    October is knocking at my door. I had to light the wood stove this morning, it was cool in the house. Love the month of October the best.

    Hugs,
    JB

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  9. Your rugs are so pretty. This one will keep you busy...and warm (!) for a while. Can't wait to see it finished! Happy October!

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  10. Marvelous rugs. You must have a lot of patience!

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  11. Wow that is a big one! I wish I knew how to hook- I would love to make a couple of cute rugs for my rv. Have a happy week!

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  12. Wow, that rug looks huge but it's going to be stunning when you finish it. It's a great pattern. I think September disappeared too quick but I do love October.

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  13. Kim
    I can see why you had to buy that rug pattern. It's going to be fabulous.
    I do like your Mother Rabbit and your Halloween rugs too. They both turned out so nice.
    I love Fall too. I'm really going to miss my cozy fire this winter though. I guess I'll have to get one of those fireplace DVD's-ha!

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  14. Hi Kim! I like the way you describe October! Soups and stews sound delicious! I came home and made some spicy tea.
    I love the mama rabbit rug, too! You are a fast rug hooker, so you'll be finished with the huge one in no time!

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  15. oh kim, i love the fall, i love october!!

    your rugs are always beautiful, i can't wait to see thanks completed, it is a big one!!

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  16. Isn't Kris just the sweetest hooker you will ever meet? I love her and her patterns! You picked a good, albeit big, one.
    I am playing blog catch-up so just saw that you got to go to the ATHA biennial. Lucky you! I went two years ago when it was in PA and it is just so inspiring!
    I am so not with you on the coming of October. I'm still wondering where June went and long for summer to just be starting.
    Hugs :)
    Lauren

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  17. Since I know how big each of those tiles are I can see how big it is!! I like that rabbit rug, it is so cute! I am so ready for fall. I am hoping that since we've had cool weather already that will mean a nice rainy winter.

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  18. Happy October! You definitely have your work cut out for you with your new rug pattern. Enjoy!

    Velva

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  19. You've got your work cut out for you but you'll have it done in no time as fast as you work....Your rugs are always so beautiful...

    I agree with you on all your "loves" of October...I think we are all getting exciting with the cool in the air.....I bought three pumpkins today...

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  20. Your artful rugs are masterpieces. I do love your flowers, too, what colors!

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  21. Those rugs are CUTE!! I can't wait to see the "Thanks" one done! I love your new blog background! I'm with you - love fires in the fireplace, soups and stews on the stove, leaves turning color, a little nip in the air ... October is definitely a month worth looking forward to!

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