Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Ducks and Egg Nest Finally Finished

Oh but it feels so good to have this rug finally finished so that now I can give attention to the Wee Folk rug.  Frankly I should be paying more attention to house cleaning but hey, it will be dusty tomorrow too.

The final measurements of the rug is 17" x 31.5".  When I drew it out decided that it should be a suitable size for a floor rug, small enough to fit on top of a chest or harvest table or even hang.  Besides, I've hooked my share of larger rugs thank you.

In the previous post I gave you the steps to the wool covered binding up to the point of hand sewing the corded edge to the last row of hooking.  This is what it looked like from the back after the hand stitching had taken place.  Oops, I forgot to crop the picture and my table mat is hanging over the end of my harvest table.
Then it required another steaming the foundation down, working with it, particularly the corners, so it would lay nicely.  Then another steaming the wool binding so that all layers were being covered.  I turned under the raw edge of the wool binding and hand stitched it down all the way around the perimeter of the rug as well as doing a mitered edge in each corner. This is the back of the finished rug.
This is the front of the finished Ducks and Egg Nest and I'm happy with it.  Yes, it looks handmade but that is a good thing in my way of thinking.  It is, after all, an antique adaptation and want it to look hand crafted and not machine produced.
AHHHH, so now I can work on Wee Folk until I have to get ready for my November rug camp..... uh, or clean house (dang it!).  I've also been doing some outside yard work to make it less trouble in the spring.  So I haven't been vegetating on the sofa hooking all this time I have also been spending time outside while the weather is still descent.  Yet my house is in need of cleaning.  But, Ben (my four-legged companion) doesn't seem to mind the rug dust as long as he gets in his play time, mommy time, meals, walks and love'ns.

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  1. It looks so great. Years ago I would get copies of Early American Life, and Country Living. So many of the ones shown had the appeal that this one does, as if age has only mellowed the goodness of it. I just love it, you did a great job. I have been outside all I can, too, enjoying fall, my dust bunnies run the house for me while I am out of pocket too.

  2. Saundra, What a truly wonderful Job you did,This is my favorite rug you have done. It captures everything. I love it you are truly talented,Cheri

  3. Saundra ~
    I LOVE IT!!!
    Don't worry. The dust bunnies can't hurt. Start to worry when they are ankle deep...lol!
    Hugs :)

  4. *****front and back look great...good hooking! congratulations on a job/rug well done!

  5. What a beautiful finish. Love how you made the nest!


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