The wonderful Deer and Blue house is finally bound and gracing my harvest table. It was fun to hook, love the colors and blotchy background.
Now I'm binding Li'l Lamb and want to show you newbie hookers something you may not know. Heck I didn't know it until I had been hooking over a decade. The lamb piece has a curved top. Since I don't want to whip the edges to add more color and width to the pieace I've decided to use cotton rug binding.
Did you know there is one edge of cotton binding which can be gathered? Yup! That would be the more rigid edge. It may take a little patience to find the proper thread as this did for me and I tried both ends to see which worked best. You can see that thread to the far right.
Weather here has been a few degrees above normal so I've tried to take advantage of it as much as my back, hip and knees allow. There are unruly patches of periwinkle (vinca minor) which are taking over the yard. When we first built here I didn't think it would even catch as a 'pretty' ground cover. But OMG do I regret planting it!!! Made some headway today around the back deck and before the mild temps leave will need to take inventory of the rest of the yard to see what is most important next.