Wednesday, May 12, 2010

I'm still here!

Hi everybody. I finally finished my books, and picked up a needle again. Of course, it was a toothbrush needle, and I threaded it with cotton fabric, torn into 2 inch wide strips. You can read all about it here: Aunt Philly's Toothbrush Rugs. Click to look at the picture of her sitting on the 16 by 20 FOOT rug! (This one is about 15 inches.)


I still have to weave in the working "threads" but then it is done.

I like the stitching. (It's done in a sort of a "buttonhole" stitch, and is quite relaxing when you pick up the rhythm.) I'm going to make a rug for the front door (and I will be accepting donations of cotton fabric in browns and greens... it takes 35 YARDS of fabric!). Any ideas where I can find yardage for less than $5 a yard? But the finished rug is reversible and washable, and I really like the look. It stitches up quickly too.

Tonight is music practice (for DH) so I go along and crochet in the free time. I'm still working on my mittens. Then Thursday I want to dig out my thimble and temari stitching supplies. I ordered the silk threads for the thimbles! I can't wait until it gets here.