With the time I was held captive at the Chrysler dealership and the over 2 hours spent at the ophthalmologists office was able to get a large portion of yarn whipped bottom edge done. Since it was so close to being finished continued when I got home.
Here is The Cat's Meow on my harvest table along with a Raggedy Ann I made. Ann's face is hooked and the rest of the body is cloth or warm and natural.
Here is the back and you can see the variegated yarn used to bind the underside of the rug as well as the label I made for it. Even tho I pin the dang label on it never ends up being straight.
Funny thing happened while waiting for the eye doctor. The guy who fills the glasses prescriptions saw me whipping the edge of the rug and wanted to see what I was working on. Always happy to share my projects I held it up for him to view.
He asked if I sold them, to which I commented that I do sell some of my rugs. He asked how much this one would be but mentioned I hadn't done the math on it yet based on the dimensions. So he said, 'well about how much... $50 - $60? I smiled and told him there was more than that in the cost of backing and wool used to hook it.
First, I'll excuse his lack of knowledge because he's a man who probably thinks it is just 'women's busy work' and doesn't put any value in it. But it still amazes me how clueless some people are when it comes to paying for a hand hooked rug. Perhaps because they can go to Walmart and pick up a throw rug for a few bucks or see hooked rugs made in China so cheap they don't place much value on hand-hooked American made.
The last loop has been pulled on the Magdalena Farm so now that one needs to be bound, as well as the small Duluth Pumpkin. And I want to tell you that I was going stir crazy last night because there was nothing on a frame to be hooked. This has only happened a couple times where I wasn't completely ready to start another rug. Well That will change as of this afternoon once the grass is cut. This mama is ready to go with a new one.
Have a great Sunday everyone.