Sunday, July 24, 2016

I Think I Can, I Think I Can....

Am SO close to pulling the last loop but just not pulling fast enough. Grass cutting, pulling weeds and trimming bushes has kidnapped me. The end is near on this gift to my grandson and so glad to have started hooking it months ahead of time. 

You regular readers are aware of the worry and struggles with having enough blue background.  Now there is only that section at the bottom which requires blue and think what I have left will work.
The hero piece of wool was unexpected.  I'd already tried dying wool from the same recipe twice with poor results.  As a last resort I went thru a bag of wool which was given away last year at Cape May rug camp.  

Matter of fact, at that camp my friend Deb searched me out as the mound of wool had already been rummaged thru before I was aware of the free wool.

Seems sweet Linda Woodbury was giving away wool stash she was tired of.  In that stash I found a piece of wool which was used to hook the outer edge of the blue background.  That freed up the rest of limited blue and think I'm gonna be okay.

I'm pleased with both the Redskins logo as well as the Orioles.  The Nascar flags are okay too, at least Zach will recognize them for what they are.

Thanks Linda for your contribution and looking forward to seeing you, Norma and kris in September, along with all my other hooking buddies.



  1. Yay for your blue wool find. And yes there are different colored texts.

  2. Blogger can sure be persnickety. I've made the mistake of changing font colors and it can be a nightmare. The red is fine, but the yellow is a bit hard on these old eyes.
    Zach's rug looks great. You are SO CLOSE!!! Plus Ned will soon be done. Then??? I'm sure you'll finish one or two more before camp in September.
    Hugs :)

  3. So close! Glad you are on the home stretch & will have his gift all completed in time for celebrating!! Your rug looks great, I'm sure he will love it!

  4. Hi Saundra,
    So happy for you that you found the right colored blue!!! Hooray!! Now you can change "I Think I Can" to "I Know I Can!" It really is a wonderful rug!!!! Just imagine all those flags waving at the finish!!!
    Enjoy your week!
    Heart Hugs~

  5. What a great job you did on the mascots! Living in DC, I see those all the time -- they look awesome! He will really be thrilled!


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