It's that time to post an updated picture of our Sincerely Jane Challenge rugs on Rughookers Yahoo group so yanked my out to work on a couple trials in the border. One of the gals has completed her huge rug already. I drew mine with fewer squares and I'm glad because this size suits me much better, plus I can work on other hooking projects also. Here is what mine looks like now.
My plans were to just have one row of the light hooked around the border but might try another row to see if it pulls the rug together better. The challenge ends in April 2012 so there is plenty of time for me to work on other projects and still get this one done in time.
For those of you who did not read my previous post a few months ago, the Sincerely Jane challenge was a result of someone posting a picture of a quilt made based on the one made by Jane Stickle in 1863. Brenda Papadakis kept a record of her journey making a quilt and developing the patterns for the quilt. The book was aptly named "Dear Jane" and since the book is copyrighted we could not name our challenge the same so call it Sincerely Jane.
Also on Yahoo Rughookers group I've joined the Sensational Seasonal Swap and have started working on that one since we have to ship to our swap mate no later than the middle of November. It is not necessary to commit to hooking all four seasons but think that I'd like to do that since the size is only 8" x 8" square. We are to work on the winter season for this first swap and the next would be a spring theme. The designs can be anything we choose and we know our swap mate's names so have an opportunity to get to know them during the process as we e-mail back and forth.
The dimensions are required to be an exact 8x8 in case a recipient of all 4 mats would like to attach them four in a row or two on top and two on the bottom. So we don't have to bind but rather have an 1" excess which we turn under and base. That way the recipient can decide if they want to bind them individually or as I described earlier. And our swap mates will change with each season just in case someone decides to not continue with the next seasonal swap. But I'm in for all 4 seasons.