Thursday, May 4, 2017

AH, Life~Good, Bad, Fast and Slow

I've a lot going on for me this week and experienced all those;  but for tonight will focus on the SLOW... I NEED slow.  Haven't accomplished a lot on the border of my wonderful Olde Hearts rug so will save that update for another day.

The pre-whipping of the Magdalena Goat is going slow but this is where I am right now.  And happy to have this mindless task right now.
As mentioned previously, this might seem like double work but find it best for me to have the roll in place when whipping with the wool yarn. Notice those little red clips? Those are CLOVER CLIPS and used them to hold the curl of the foundation while I was doing the running stitch to hold the roll.  The Clover Clips come in two different sizes.

The yarn to the right of the rug is what I'll use to whip the edge and was purchased from Ali Strebel at Cape May.  Wish I'd purchased more of THIS color.

Check back to see what is happening here.  If anyone has questions, suggestions, please feel free to write me.

Giving all of you hugs.



  1. I LOVE your border Thanks for sharing this rug Good Luck with finishing

    linda m

  2. I just love Ali's yarn!!! It's the best.
    Mindless is good!
    Hugs :)

  3. I do enjoy doing the edge, might be a good project while Nick is here, I have a few to do.


  4. I love the look of a whipped rug and but I hate the work of it.

  5. Hi Saundra,
    So happy to see this rug again! Never grow tired of it! The yarn is so pretty and will really set it off!! Enjoy your "slow" time!! We all need SLOW!!
    Heart Hugs~

  6. Nice job, saundra!! I have never sewed the edge first but may try on something small,,,, it looks very neat! Take it easy!!

  7. Life at any speed is good. I'm glad that you finished you big challenging rug. finishing the rug is always not as much fun start but once I start, I'm OK to the finish.

    Hugs, Julia

  8. I'm in Ottawa and didn't bring my mouse and I'm using my tract pad instead
    and making mistakes.

  9. I bind my rugs exactly the same way - those Clover clips are SUCH a wonderful invention! I want to make a Magdalena rug some day - it's on my list!

  10. Love those clover clips. Don't know how I ever lived without them. Hope you were able to enjoy some "Slow".


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