Friday, January 27, 2012

Winter And Fiber Go Oh SOOOO Well Together!!!

This week I've been staying close to home and relishing in cleaning out, getting rid of, and finishing projects in preparation for something new.  I'm soooooo pleased that hedge apple rug is finally done!
I've had more fun with this rug than any I've done in quite awhile.  I really wanted to put this one to bed because I'm starting Deanne Fitzpatrick's on line class next week.  I'm very excited to take a class from Deanne, and hoping that her wonderful instruction will help me on my hooking journey to being more free with my designs, textures, and colors.

I'm still having fun digging into old linens and making them new and happy again.  This is a set of Ralph Lauren pillow cases I found in a sale bin and bought ages ago.  They don't really go with a thing (which never keeps me from using things I love in my home), but they've now reached that lovely texture of softness and fray.  I blanket stitched the edges and corners to keep them whole.

Really, I'm serious when I say that this is so much more gratifying than buying something new!  I've got two more sets I plan on spiffing up, and a top sheet.  Such winter fun!

Speaking of fun....... Had coffee with gal pal Jessy from Luvvly Jubbly the other day.  If you haven't checked out her blog..... Please check in regularly!  She has so MANY wonderful ideas to make new from old, and she posts all the time.  She made these DARLING fiber bracelets for me!
I've been wearing at least one of them everyday.  Love wearing them with my knitted heart rings!

Wishing you a most lovely and cozy weekend........


Alice ~ Folk Art Primitives said...

I'm loving the hedgeapple rug ~ gorgeous colors and of course, I love that crazy shape!! Your Luvvly Jubbly friend is very creative ~ she can make something out of nothing!!

Sassafras and Winterberry said...

Your rug came out beautifully. I also like the blanket stitch on the pillow cases. I have so enjoyed getting to know Jessy. She is on fire with's fun to check in!
Have a wonderful weekend!

Dag said...

dulcy, that rug is every bit as fantastic as i expected it to be - the edge is soooo great!! where will you put it?
ash yes, repurposing, "polishing" well loved treasures... perfect winter fun!! and the bracelets are indeed awesome!
have a great weekend! hugs - dag

Pixie said...

Hi Dulcy, the rug looks just fantastic, its so unusual and differant, its just brilliant. Your rug making skills always amaze me, one very talented lady in should write a book !, i would buy it.;)
Pixie x

Tammy Burks said...

Oh Dulcy, the rug turned out great! I really need to get with it and finish mine....ready for something new!

Amy McPheeters said...

Really love how the hedge apple rug turned out! On a nice day you should photograph it draped across your car! That green color is wonderful and I seem to see it more and more in things that catch my eye. Keep havin' fiber fun while we count down the days until Spring! Amy

Nancy said...

Hi Dulcy,
I love, love, love the hedgeapple rug....some of my very favorite colors......I can't wait to hear where you decide to put it.....

I also enjoy reading about all of your repurposing; such good ideas.....

I hope you have loads of fun with your new class and I want to hear all about what you are learning....

Jennifer Richardson said...

sweet sunshine to my soul!
your bliss is beautiful:)
thanks for sharing, dulcy,

J Linder said...

LOVE everything!
You inspire me so much!

Julia said...

Dulcy' your applegreen rug (((ROCKS))) You are so creative. Jessy is very interesting and has some out of the box ideas that I would never have thought of. Hugs. JB