Sunday, August 26, 2018

Almost Ready........

....for the next journey to begin.  I've finally made up my mind which design I'll start with and if that is fun have a second one lined up.  I drew this out small and think it measures 12 X 18.  Because the original antique has a pinkish halter and reigns think I'll name this one "Lady the Donkey".
Here is the Belgian linen I drew it on which is light weight like burlap but a stronger thread and weave ~ less brittle.
Am hoping to NOT cut any wool but use wool from my worm bags.  I pulled a few to start with which are in the white basket.  The top is an old piece of vintage paisley which was in the pile of free wool at Cape May last year.  I cut it in thirds lengthwise and hope there is enough for the bridle and reigns.  And if not, Magdalena would have made do with whatever else she had that was close in color...or not.

I'm not suggesting this is a Magdalena design, merely what hookers would have done years ago to 'make do'. 
Am not ready to start hooking tonight...uh, I AM READY but still need to finish binding Stars and Diamonds.  That ugly task takes longer than a couple hours and I cannot stand to be sequestered so damn long.

Going back to work attaching the outer edge of the cotton binding tape and hope to have that done before Tuesday.  That is the day of my doctor's appointment and will do the inside stitches in the waiting room.  

Happy Sunday everyone.



  1. Hi Saundra,
    Your donkey rug will be so sweet and I think you will enjoy hooking her!! The colors look just right and hope you do have enough of that paisley!!
    Hoping your binding time goes by fast, too!!
    Take care and enjoy your week!
    Heart Hugs~

  2. what a sweet rug. I like your lady donkey

  3. Its a real sweet one,,, fun to do and not too big!
    You are one organized girl,, like that!
    The whipping ir binding get put off at my house too!
    Have 2 rolled up ready to do, but would rather hook!!
    Take care,,,

  4. Great choice, I do love that and will look wonderful with scraps.


  5. Pretty projects and great idea,Thank you for the tutorial and for sharing !



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