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Tuesday, March 14, 2017

~ Lancaster Barnyard Finished and an update ~

"what's this ... what's this ????
why look! ~ a new rug to hook my claws into! 
and chickens tooooo! 
... oh thanx Mommy!"

"move along there, Igmeister...."

all done, finished ~
hooked, steamed and bound even! 
I started this rug on the 4th {I think} and finished it last night, so
ten days it took me to hook it in-between other projects at hand...

I have to say it has been a joy to hook,
 even though the color planning 'evolved' a bit during the actual hooking process.

I love it.
I love my wonky loops
{even though they are much straighter with the use of my loop-lifter!}
{{nod to dear hubby}}

and here it is in it's entirety ~
finished size is approx. 19.5 x 27.5
{serged linen pattern is approx. 27.5 x 35.5}

I chose to edge this rug using beautiful hand dyed wool yarn in Rusted Orange from
using a crocheted edge technique that Karen over at 

I never have done this edge before, but you can bet your best buttons I will do it again {and again!}
so thank you to Ali for the beautiful yarn, and Karen for the technique 

I've just listed the pattern for Lancaster Barnyard in my Etsy shop ~
offered in mailed paper pattern form, hand drawn for you on serged linen
 OR instant downloadable PDF
and I will be bringing both the paper & linen patterns with me this weekend
 to the Woolwright's Hook In

I would love to see your finished Lancaster Barnyard!

blow is a rare sighting of Peter ~
he hardly ever sits still!

*** UPDATE on Arthur ***
I spoke with Joan last night, as she calls me 2x a day to keep me up to date on things...
Sadly, she told me that the Dr.'s have found multiple brain tumors, as well as tumors on his lung.
He is in Stage 4 and they are hoping radiation treatments will inhibit further metastasis.
please continue to hold them in your thoughts as they go through this together.
Blessings from the Farm 
~ Lori


Anonymous said...

So sorry to hear of Arthur's prognosis…I will continue to hold them in my thoughts, Lori.

On a happier note, your rug is, I believe, the BEST you've ever created (and considering what all you've created, well, my!)! Color choices, the edging, the design all contribute to a very folky and antique-looking rug. Beautiful, my friend!

Jane said...

I'll continue to keep Joan and Arthur in my prayers. Love the edge on your sweet Lancaster piece. I'll post my newest piece after I deliver it, tomorrow.
Hugs to Y'all,

NMK said...

What hard news to hear about Joan's husband .....so sad , I will continue to keep them in my thoughts & prayers.

Your rug is Beautiful , the colors are wonderful & Love the edging ! Wow , you completed that fast !!!

Here in New England with the blizzard raging I am having fun punching away !!!! It is nice staying inside for the next few days .

primitive spirit said...

thank you for sharing your rug and crochet finish with yarn. it is so beautiful. i so appreciate the link back to my blog! isn't crochet fun?! be well, karen

Darlene said...

This rug is one my favorite. Love the expression on the larger chicken. I will have to try the crocheted edge finish on my next one. I always have done cording covered with yarn which takes a long time to do.

Rachel said...

So sorry to hear about Arthur, holding him in my prayers.

The Lancaster piece is lovely, especially your wonky stitches! I love your cross stitch patterns and am looking forward to Hallowe'en Barnyard, your primitive designs are some of my favorite.

Cathy G. said...

So sad to hear the news about Arthur... continued prayers here for him and Joan. It's a blessing they have you and Peter for strength and friendship! Holding you all in thoughts and prayers.
Your rug is absolutely wonderful Lori! It really looks like an antique rug with your choice of great wools! That rust color crochet edge is fab!!
Cathy G

Cheryl Reeves said...

Prayers continuing for Joan and Arthur

Rugs and Pugs said...

Prayers for Arthur and Joan.

elaine allerton said...

Lori,, thinking of your sweet friend, joan and arthur,,,,
Your rug is wonderful!! You are fast!! Love all the colors in ur new mat,,, iggy loves it! The edging is just the perfect finish, too,, thanks for sharing,,,,

Three Sheep Studio said...

Absolutely adore the fresh edge of color on your new rug ! Just beautiful.
Joan is blessed to have you as a friend.

Simply Shelley said...

Saying a prayer for your friends. The rug is wonderful. You do such beautiful work. Blessings

Simply Shelley said...

Saying a prayer for your friends. The rug is wonderful. You do such beautiful work. Blessings

Winnie said...

Keeping Joan and Arthur in my thoughts and prayers.

Your new rug is just darling! I love the colors and the pattern. It is a perfect design for Spring too. You are very talented and creative.

C Reeder PhxAz said...

Thanks on the update for Joan and Arthur.please keep us posted and know we are praying. The photo of Peter is my favorite from this post. Very reflective and sweet. It's so good to go through life with a good man by our side isn't it?

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