Thursday, September 25, 2008

Reflections while binding a rug...

Some people dread the finishing steps at the end of a project...and binding a rug is the one complaint I hear the most...but I find it as soothing as pulling each loop in creating the rug!

My mind quickly wonders away...sometimes it goes to the news of the day ~ oops...then the tension might get a wee bit tight...sometimes it’s prayerful ~ for all those in need...but today my thoughts were on how very small the world really is...and how connected we all are.

In my short time here in blog~land, I have met some incredibly wonderful and talented people...Just one of them is Karen at My Yellow Farmhouse. Many of you know her and her great blog! I met her a few weeks back when she contacted me after being given my name from another designer as a source for hand-dyed wool. She was getting ready to leave town, but ordered a sample card and said we’d connect after she returned home. In the days that followed I started this blog...while following up with comments left on my first few posts, I visited several fun blogs...and Karen’s name kept popping up...What a small world indeed! Two weeks ago I had the pleasure of meeting her and a few friends in person when they came to the studio to pick out wool for a fabulous project! I felt like I already knew her!

Well...Karen has just launched her new website Farmhouse Woolens, and she’s offering this fantastic Block of the Month wool appliqué project! I’ve had so much fun working with her on this and she’s got some fun ideas for future projects, too. Please stop by and visit her new site...and tell I said HI!

So...back to the rug...this Speckled Hen is almost bound...a finished picture to come real soon!

Hope this first week of Autumn has been a good one for you...L

1 comment:

  1. Laurie,
    I am with you. I enjoy the whipping/binding process as much as I do the hooking. It's a no thought process and is very therapeutic.


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