I did manage to bind Old Tom and binding Woolly Santa binding has just begun. But just couldn't stand not having a rug on my frame any longer. Yes I've plenty of drawn patterns in my stash. But my heart was set on doing my own version of the sweet Homestead Design by Terri Leamer. Of course I have $11 for the pdf pattern but wanted to put my own spin on the design with a log cabin, and other critters.
I had a slew of drawings to choose from and placed them in various positions to decide what I wanted.
Even cut in half a huge piece of linen to use the flip side for my wanna be design. It happens to be a doll to match one I'd made a few years ago. This is what the pattern looked like but the hooking never came to fruition.
Below is the doll I'd made and subject of the never hooked piece.
After a couple days of frustration and failed planning efforts for my wanna be design, I pulled something from my stash. At least it is giving me comfort having immediate gratification as the wool was also gathered and I've a hook in my hand again....ah...happiness.
Haven't pulled many loops as I've been preparing for rug camp ~ leaving around noon. I pray I don't come home with Covid and am equipped with several masks, a face shield and even taking my own pillow cases to place over the hotel cases. Also taking wipes to make sure everything is wiped down and a spray for the room and sheets.
After coming home I have a suspicion eventually I'll nix my design and purchase Winter Cottage Studios design by Terri Leamer; after all, hers is a nice design.