Monday, March 25, 2013
PINEBERRY LANE SAMPLER AND FINISHED RUG
Well...far be it from me to actually "finish" a sampler I started over three years ago then, only to start a new one. I loved this sampler "Mary Edmondson" from Pineberry Lane that was offered last month..so I decided "what's another UFO in my basket?" This one isn't very big, and hopefully won't take me three years to complete..at least until I get sidetracked with another rug...UGH! Anyway...I changed out the bittersweet/terra cotta colors for DMC's 926 & 924..I'm not much of an orange-y type person and the blues go better with my stuff. I'm using Lori Brechlin's "Farmhouse Linen" & it's either 28 ct or 30 ct...can't remember...but it sure stitches up nicely! I think this is my new "go-to" linen...the color is gorgeous!
My rug is finally finished and bound...YIPPEE!!! I am just going to give it one final press and then off to be given away. It was a fun rug to hook. I used mostly 8.5 strips and edged it with Ali Strebel's hand dyed yarn in "Soot"..love her yarn!