Monday, May 4, 2015

Harvey's Magdalena Update

Seems I've been quite the slacker on blogging lately; matter of fact I've been a slacker as far as reading blogs and perusing Pinterest and all my other favorite things to do in front of the computer.  Reason?  Rug camp at Woolley Fox is coming up in less than two weeks and I want this trio of critters all hooked and ready to bind on the trip to Ligonier, PA. 

Right now I love what I'm looking at but this was not the case on Saturday evening after Friday's episode and residual effect (affect or effect?) on Saturday.  Loops were pulled Friday evening and Saturday morning but in the evening it all looked like crap so pulled it out and rehooked the sections in question.
For those of you just finding my blog, below is what the original Magdalena rug looked like.  And yes, I plan to hook red legs on my ducky.  Notice how all the animals have red eyes, and beaks ~ interesting that Magdalena had the artistic thought to have a bit of spark (aka 'poison') in her rugs.  Remember, they used what they had back in the 1800's.
If you would like to learn more about Magdalena and see pictures of some of her original rugs there is a booklet available.  The research was done by my friend Evelyn Lawrence and co-authored by Kathy Wright. 
If interested in purchasing the BOOK, just click on that word "book".

Must say that using worms in a Magdalena rug is far more easy than hooking a hit and miss border or hit and miss design.  I've done a few chair pads with hit and miss as well as my Granny Geometric and Magdalena is the easiest. 

Have a great evening everyone.



  1. Saundra, you're doing such a great job!!! xo

  2. I hope you are feeling better! Love the rug!

  3. It's looking great. I hope today you are feeling better. Did you eat a banana this morning??

  4. You may have been slacking on Blogger but you post more often than me.
    Hope you're feeling better now. Vertigo is no fun.

    Your Magdalena is coming slowly but you're doing a great job and knowing you , you'll have it done in no time.

  5. loving this rug...can't wait for the red legs to go in...hoping your vertigo is a thing of the past...I've experienced it before, praying never again...


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