Saturday, July 30, 2022

Cottage and Apple Tree

It's finished all but the whipped edge and I'm working on that task a little at a time.  There are only few things I have a two-step process on; one is doing that pre-binding stitching all the way around the design even before pulling the first loop.  And the other is rolling the foundation forward and running a basting stitch all the way around before whipping.  Oh, and I love those little clips;  they're very handy and they come in different sizes.   Purchased mine from Minnesota Fabrics but am pretty sure you could order them from Amazon.

Yeah, Robin I can hear you mumbling something like....'no wonder you hate binding you're doing it twice'.  But I find it easier to control the edge.
Although this design and the colors were out of my box it was a most enjoyable piece to hook.  The dimensions are 22 x30 and hooked mostly with #8.5 with a few #8 and the thin outlines were inherited narrow cut strips which I'm glad I saved.  Amazing how many times I've gone to that bag in search of certain colors.  However last year at Cape May I gave a bunch of strips to a friend in colors I do not like and she used them in a purse she was hooking.

Lovely day here today with less humidity, thank goodness.  Think I'll even walk to the mailbox instead of riding my bike.  Happy Saturday.

Saundra




7 comments:

  1. Looks fabulous and so nice to have a break from the heat

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  2. Looks pretty wonderful! I gave up whipping just not my thing. Now what is going on the frame?
    Cathy

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  3. What a wonderful rug Saundra. You are the antique-look master.

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  4. 🤣🤣🤣 You are so right....but heck Mummy D, you have a great memory LOL. It turned out wonderful...I really like that background. I didn't really notice it until this photo of it finished. And great choice on the whipping wool color. Makes everything pop. ~Robin~ (TheCrankyCrow)

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  5. Love this !!!! So pretty & prim !!!
    I have to try your technique of rolling the edge & then whipping it ....I stitch a 1/4" away from the border of the design then another 1/4" away from that , then cut away the linen & leave a bout 3/4" and whip that to the back . then I use old wool to bind it .....Will you whip your edges with wool yarn ?
    It's been nice here too , but Heat & Humidity will come back this week ...UGH

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  6. Late to the party,,,,
    Not getting the notice in my email anymore,,,,
    Love ,love ur mat,,,
    Well done,,,
    Powerful storms here ,,,right now,,,,,
    Not Nice,,,
    More Humid again,,,
    Elaine🏡🏡🏡Take care,,,

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