Sunday, October 7, 2018

Binding Almost done

Well..almost three-quarters done.  The yarn is variegated using all the same colors which are used in the rug.  So thought it would give a nice edge to pull the colors together since there was no border.  Will need another steaming after the whipping to smooth out the wave.
Since I took creative license to the rug design and cropped the tail from a 'Golden in the Garden' (by Nola Heidbreder) to make it a Rottweiler for my Ben, there is an empty space where the long tail would have curled.  Wish now I'd drawn in a padula flower.  I did hook a heart shape using the background wool but that doesn't show up.

Background wool is Irish Eyes from Heavens to Betsy.   The yarn I've had for a while and gave a skein to my gal pal Deb and she used it to bind the edge of this rug.
This is the yarn used.  
My heart skipped a beat when I saw the orb.  Wonder if that is the spirit of my boy Ben looking over me?  Yeah, I know many of you don't believe in orbs or have bad feelings about them.  But I believe they are good spirit guilds or spirits connected in some way to the person or area.

Had two dangerous dead trees cut and dropped yesterday.  They are still in the yard but am putting out feelers for people who may heat with wood as this is already seasoned and is NOT pine.  You can see how tall it was and my concern was that it would fall onto my neighbor's yard or on me during a windy day.  Now it is down.
Another in the back yard and not as tall but it was dead inside and dangerous since I like to use my clothes line.
That's all I got for today.  Hope everyone had a great weekend; weather is about to get more fall-like and I'm looking forward to it.  Even tho it's October the mosquitoes have been insatiable.  Am looking for the cold snap which gets rid of those and the pesky gnats.



  1. Ben looks great! He doesn’t need another flower by his but IMHO 😌

  2. Your mat with the whipping is great!
    Perfect yarn for that,,,
    Wow,, those trees big,, I am sure someone would want them for firewood,,,
    Pretty backyard there,, except for mositiques,,,, the heat keeps coming back here and we get thrm, too,,
    Take care,
    Thanks for sharing,,,

  3. you certainly stay busy. glad that you are willing to share with us out here in blog land.

  4. I'd be considering leaving the tree in the upper photo as a backdrop for plantings. If you're going for the woodland look, it would certainly fit right in. And it would improve the soil over the years.

  5. Am impressed that you are already getting the binding done!! The mosquitoes have been terrible here, too. So ready for fall weather.

  6. wonderful color in that rug as always wonderful

  7. Hi Saundra,
    Your new Ben rug is just the sweetest and I think it looks great just as it is!!! That yarn is really wonderful and matches perfectly!! Great find!!
    Mosquitoes just love me but the feeling IS NOT MUTUAL!!!
    Hope you have a great week!
    Heart Hugs~

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