Recently a dedicated follower and blogger friend (Carolyn) recently shared a confession to me. As I could so relate to the confession asked permission to use it on my blog. She gave permission and am sure many of you will see yourselves in this humorous confession. These are her exact words at the time of the email and she just sent me pictures today after pulling out her treasures....enjoy:
"Guess it's time, I have a confession to my favorite rug
hooker....so here goes. When I was a
quilter for many years I rarely started a second quilt prior to finishing
one. Yes, once I took it to be quilted I
would often make a miniature or a table topper, but never start another major
project until the quilted quilt had its binding finished.
Rug hooking! This
is a confession I am not proud of.
First, let me say I began with the same start and finish hooking
attitude I had a quilter. Then I started
placing the finished rug (totally hooked) into my binding basket. Thankfully, most of them are small to medium
rugs. If I started binding today with
the same serious dedication I had as a quilter I might finish them before the
new year starts. The real confession is
the truly bad part ....I have six rugs started.
Yep! 6. Time for confession.
***The smallest one "Home Sweet Home" only
needs one bird hooked plus some of the remaining background can be hooked on
that top left corner. Not sure why I
stopped on that one.
***Hungry Rabbit has dealt me a bit of misery. Hooking that Rabbit has had more reverse
hooking than anything. It's actually on
my list for today. That body and a bit
of the background is all that remains.
***Settlers Cabin is almost hooked. I have started and stopped on it way too many
times. Not any problem with it I just
wanted to hook something besides all those leaves and flowers. Could possibly finish it in a couple of hours
or less. Yes, I would rather finish it
than Hungry Rabbit.
***Turkey Topper by Sally Kallin was started September
2015 at rug camp. I should have never
started one that large. The pumpkins
were hooked at camp. I have worked on
those leaves a bit of the background. I
love it on the floor color planning, but placing it on the frame causes me to
just stare at it like an intruder.
***Pumpkin Hollow is almost finished. I have hooked other cabins, but for some
reason those windows and that door have dealt me misery. I still need some of
the background finished and that stinking little moon.
***Olde Flag was purchased at the 2015 camp. One day recently I wanted something mindless
to hook so tackled it. The second day I
sat down to hook on it my conscience must have been bother me so I removed it
and popped Pumpkin Hollow back on the frame.
So today my attitude is...finish something before this
day is over. Will probably be Home Sweet
Home and possibly Settlers Cabin. From
there ....Pumpkin Hollow, Olde Flag, Hungry Rabbit and eventually Turkey
Oh My Stars! It
just occurred to me I have Dog, a WF pattern,
to be finished before Christmas and yes, it has been started too. I can only hook on it when hubby is at work
since it is his Christmas gift. So count
them ....all seven not six!
What in the world am I doing sitting here with this
computer in my lap when I should be sitting across the room hooking and binding
nonstop? If I ever get to the end of
this silly list I have lots more to hook...One At A Time." ...as told by Carolyn.
So all you hookers and quilters out there, how many UFT's (Un-Finished Treasures, as I prefer to call them) do you have rolled up and hidden under your bed, in a closet or in a chest?
Would love to read your comments (er, confessions...) as I'm sure that Carolyn will enjoy reading them too. Hope you enjoyed the blog and think Carolyn is motivated now to finish her projects and will provide photos when they are finished.