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Friday, August 26, 2016

~ Bound & Determined ~

Hello Friends & Folk!

~ Happy Hot Friday to you ~
…back to our seemingly-sticky weather again…
~ not happy about that, but I know it won't last forever.

The Weather People say it's been the worst 
{as in hottest, muggiest, rainiest, stormiest….} Summer in a looong time.
I don't think I've ever spent so much time indoors any one Summer before this.

As I work in the somewhat-comfort of the chugging and overworked AC,
 I'm at least productive once again after not feeling well for over a month.
Waiting on test results now {again} hoping for some 'conclusive' results this time.
{kind thanks for your continued good thoughts}

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I finished hooking the Jack rug ~ and added a striped background.
isn't he a happy fellow? he is the same motif that I drew for my Jack's Folly Appliqué pattern,
 so if you have that, and are a hooker, you have my permission to use it for rug hooking as well ~
don't forget to share it with us on my Friends of Notforgotten Farm FB group!




the wool strip size I hooked with is #8 - or 1/4" wide
cut using my Fraser clamp on cutter ~ 


love my sleek black cutter!!

it needs a good cleaning, though ~
 Peter will blow it off with the compressor & then oil it for me…




as in everything I do, keeping it as simple as can be ~
the edges are turned back and whip stitched down…




I like to use heavy black crochet thread to bind with ~
...  guess just I like the contrast & the big old stitches!




Joan & I went on a field trip the other day to our 'local' quilt shop, 
Cottonwood in Charlottesville, VA
{I say 'local' b/c it is a good 45 minute drive up nawth ~ BUT we pass a great little antiques shop in Covesville, VA so we make the trip worthwhile if ya get my drift;) }

of course I needed fabric!
what a silly thing to think I have more fabric than I will ever use ~



Soooo
these colorful fat 1/4's came home with me.
yep, jumped right into my arms...




I never need an excuse to buy more fabric.
although I come up with many, I never really need an excuse…ha!
{and I know I'm in good company!}




 The fabrics will be used for backings, backgrounds, some double appliqué 
and perhaps even a few mini-quilts?
or,
who-knows-what.
:)





~ Filling and shipping orders today, 
then it's back to hooking more autumnal-inspired finished things for me ~

Hoping your day is full of beauty and creativity!

 ~ Blessings from the Farm ~ 
 Lori

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

Would like to see pictures of the rock siding on your house. Glad you're feeling better.

Vicki Jo said...

Such a cute cute rug! And I LOVE the fabric! I am glad you are feeling better -- take care of yourself!

Colleen said...

Lori, I have been following your website for a few years now and love everything about it. You are so talented and productive. Don't know how you do it all! Can you tell me of some resources as to where I might find a Fraser cutter like yours? I cut/tear all of my strips and am interested in maybe purchasing a cutter. And would you recommend a Fraser or a Bliss? Any help you could give would be greatly appreciated!
Colleen

Pamela Tasker said...

What a great pumpkin ! I almost continued with " Charlie Brown " ! I also love, love the fabric selection ! Would you please share the fabric manufacturer and name if you have some printed salvages? Thank you.

marly said...

Love those fabrics! Glad to hear you are a little better.

Nancy D. said...

SCORE!!! What marvelous color! There's nothing like a field trip to brighten your day…thanks for brightening ours, Lori. Love the Happy Jack!

elaine allerton said...

Love ur jack,,,, background,,,, glad to see and hear you are kerping busy,, even though you are not better yet,,,, it is good to keep the mind and hands busy while waiting for results,,,, hard, hard ,, I know,,,
Love ur fabric,,,
I am not really a quilter or sewer, but went to a quilt shop about an hour away because I heard they had weavers cloth,,, so got some ,, yeah,,, lots of punch needle projects to kerp me busy all fall and wjnter,,, also bought some small bits of fabric, too,,, for the backs of the punching ,, or whatever!! Take care,, keep cool,,,, hurry fall for you,,,,,

Barbara Shores ~ Village Folk Art said...

Great stripped back ground...keep on gettin' better.

Enjoy following you.

Peace,
Barb

NMK said...

Love your Pumpkin & the stripey back ground ! Your fabrics are beautiful !!! Such pretty , warm colors ! Hope you feel better....a fun play day is always good medicine !!!

Winnie Nielsen said...

That is one adorable Jack rug you made!! Glad you are feeling better too. These long hot miserable summers are just too much! I am all up for any hope of a cool breeze drifting far enough to me in north Florida. Love your new fabric stash too. Ohh those delicious fall colors!!

Saundra said...

Nice and like the colors. But the stem on the pumpkin is lost.

gracie said...

I love Jack!

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