OH NO, while I was applying black walnut stain noticed I'd not taken the time to do the 3 rows of stitching to protect what will become the edge before binding. Which means I'll have to maneuver this bulky rug 3 times in a small area on my sewing machine. Guess I was just too anxious to start my new project.
Here is the after.
This one is going to be bound with cotton rug binding as I think that may help straighten the curly appearance caused by the repetitive hooked scallop design.
Last evening at 7 p.m. looking out my kitchen window saw a doe drinking from the water bucket I'd put out during this drought. Then after she stepped away saw something small run toward her from back of the shed. I went to the bedroom window to get a better view. Didn't take the time to grab my camera as I didn't want to waste time and the screens on my windows gives me nothing but poor photos anyway.
I've never seen a fawn so small in my yard so very tiny. As the fawn nursed her tail was moving a mile a minute as was the mom's. It was such a beautiful scene and was amazed in wonderment at how the doe communicates to the fawn to stay until she returned. Once the fawn saw the mom headed toward her the desire to nurse was just too strong. What a beautiful few minutes I had.
This holiday weekend will give me a chance to find something to hook and would like to have a plus-one handy too in case I get bored. Plus it has the added benefit of being a project at the ready once the next one is done.
Enjoy your holiday weekend, be safe and it will be happy hooking for me.