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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,


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

  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.

  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!

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

  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

  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!}

  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

  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.


  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!

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

  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!

  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.

  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!

  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!

  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!!

  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 :)

  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.

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


  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...

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

  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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