Thursday, July 30, 2015

Fini, Done, Enda, Finished at Last

Thanks to all who gave me permission to call the Man Cave Rug DONE without having to do reverse hooking.  I really appreciated all the positive comments but one that really resonated with me is what follower Carol (Ticklepie) said to me:  "...they form very nice bookends for the pool balls" just as they are.  So here is the finished front, steamed and bound.
While hooking the rug for my son I'd contemplated different ways to bind or frame the rug for hanging.  One way was to have artist framing like the stretched canvas type.  Yet I want to take this to Cape May for the rug show and didn't want a cumbersome project to haul around.  Plus the fact, maybe my son would want to use it as a rug instead of wall hanging.  Okay, I doubt it but was a fleeting thought.

So, finally decided to do a sleeve for a dowel which could be inserted to provide hanging capabilities or the dowel could be removed for a table or floor decoration.  For sure I'd be able to finally finish this and have it ready to take to Cape May in September. 
And the label is already stitched on too.  YIPPEE, I'm free at last!  And his Christmas gift is done...whew.  Feels good ~ except the back hasn't been steamed since I bound it.

So I'm caught up with binding and rug projects, and I've started the kitten mat for my friend.  Still have a few more labels to sew on hooked rugs but that's a piece of cake.  Now my mind is wandering on what to put on my frame next..... I'm thinking about HESTER, the cat in the latest issue of Primitive Quilts and Projects.  I previously showed you a picture of Hester and it is a design by Lori Brechlin of NotForgotten Farm.
Hope everyone has a great evening and a less humid day tomorrow like we are to experience. 



  1. Love how it came out, very fun project.


  2. Yea, Saundra, for a old hooker, you (((ROCK)))
    You're no quitter when it comes to getting your project done.

    It looks great and i'm sure your son will be proud to show it to all who come in his cave...
    I bet he'll be real proud to be the owner of it.

    Yes, you are now a free woman.

  3. I love it. So glad you finished it. Now I can't wait to see what's next.

  4. I am sure your son will love it!!!! It was 90's and humid we usually get a day or two of this but 3 in a row is rare. I am on the porch enjoying the cool night air. I so need to get my hook going again.

  5. What a great Cmas Gift ! It looks perfect ! Your son will Love it ! It is so humid , can't wait for cool fresh air & sleeping with a quilt . Have fun hooking something easy & quick !

  6. Glad for you that it's finished. I would be chomping at the bit waiting for Christmas to arrive to give it to him. But I do know that getting things finished early is a good stress relief.

  7. Hi Saundra,
    It was a labor of love that will be so appreciated and treasured!!! Congrats on a job well done!!! Bravo!!!!
    I love Hester too, and think you will have so much fun with making her!!!
    Enjoy your weekend!
    Warm Hugs~

  8. If your son doesn't like his rug, simply disown him. Obviously he is not relation of yours. Okay, I am a bit behind times and have no idea who Hester is. I have a couple of Lori's patterns I bought from Kris. But no Hester among them. Enlighten me, please?


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