Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Making Pins and Finishing Rugs

It's just been too HOT outside to do much of anything. Sloan and I walked through the garden this evening and a few pumpkins and gourds have survived the terrible heat. He took a few home this evening for his Momma. Today while he took a good nap I made up a batch of pretty pins. They will go in some pinkeeps I hope to make.

My fingers have been working overtime on binding lots of hooked mats and rugs. I had created quite a pile and yes there are still some more to go. You would think I would learn not to let them pile up so high.

Some will be sold and some will go here and there in the house.

The antique looking Santa and Reindeer designed by Star Rug Company is one of my favorites it will be staying :)

The Loose Caboose Festival will be September 3rd in Purcell and some of the rugs and mats will be in our little booth. We will be setting up on Main Street...I sure hope the temperatures cool down a bit.

My Mom has been raising some baby chicks and she plans to give Sloan a few. Sure hope the racoons don't get them. We have one brave racoon that comes to visit every evening and is not scared of us at all.

With record setting triple digits I'm really longing for a crisp fall day!

We have been busy completing a few needed chores around the house guess there will always be something to work on.

Well that's what I completed on the pile of UFO rugs and mats. I'm really getting the hang of this binding stuff although I still have several to go with some really large ones. I'm trying my best not to hook anymore until I catch up...well see if I can keep the yarn and needle busy :)
Enjoy the rest of your week!!!

Happy Trails....Ginger


annie said...

I love all your pictures, but esp. the last two. The colors are just fabulous! Hope you get to cool down a bit soon. Thanks for posting!

Claudine brodeuse de perles said...

J'aime beaucoup les épingles. Avec tous ces petits tableaux, votre stand sera magnifique. J'aime beaucoup le père Noël avec son renne et puis la maison et l'étoile avec toutes ces couleurs. Bisous et à bientôt

moosecraft said...

Love that little hen! I'm learning that there will always be house chores....always... so make sure to put some time aside each day to be creative! :-)

Jacque. said...

WOW...look at all the rugs! That is a lot of binding. Love the pins, too!

Sabrina @Falling Leaf Woodworkers and Primitives said...

your rugs are just beautiful. I also love the pins you are designing. They are very nice. Thanks for sharing

primitivebettys said...

Wonderful pins & awesome lil' rugs! :) Have a great day! I hope it cools down for both of us soon. :)

WoolenSails said...

I have the opposite problem, the cool nights are killing my tomato plants. Now I have to wonder what the storm will do, hopefully it won't knock out the plants.

Wonderful new pieces, I don't blame you for keeping the santa.


Jessica Marie said...

I love your rugs! My favorite has to be the house under the tree. You're very talented. :)

mdgtjulie said...

You have some wonderful rugs there, Ginger. I hope you get some cooler weather soon especially for your show.

Courtney said...

I just love this post filled with all of your great rugs! Love the Halloween rugs...especially the Boo one with the pumpkins for the Os! Santa and the reindeer is pretty sweet too!

Doris said...

It all looks great. i love the pins and keep wanting to make some myself, just haven't got to it. Wish I could get caught up for once!!

Rugs and Pugs said...

Ginger ~
You amaze me! That's a lot of rugs. Of course my fav is the antique adaptation of Santa and his lone reindeer.
I hope the weather begins to cool down for you!
Pug hugs :)

Country Whispers said...

Have to laugh because everytime I look at my pile of stitcheries that need finished (framed or sewn into pillows) I always think of you and your rugs that need binded and always think "well this must be how Ginger feels".
But it feels *great* when you do get them done.
I love all of your rugs but I have to say my favorite is the Santa and reindeer too!

Joanne said...

Wowie Ginger - that's a whole lotta whipping going on! I need to borrow your brain for ideas - you come up with the best things!

Jacqueline said...

You have a grest color sense. Love your work. It will be Fall before you know it.

Thanks for sharing.

Kigwit said...

I love your hooking. I keep wanting to try it but have so far fought off the urge! I adore those three little jacks.

Orange Sink said...

Wow Ginger! Your rugs are wonderful! LOVE your colors esp. the Halloween ones! That was a great comment from Sharon at Moosecraft about there always being housework. I struggle with the concept all the time that I need to make time for hooking!! You are inspiring me to do just that!!
Cathy G

Angie Berry said...

You do such beautiful work Ginger!! I always love to look at your many projects, you are so very talented!!