Thursday, August 28, 2014

Rag rug photoshoot

I feel like makin'...rugs!

This is one that my sister asked me to redo because a section of it was stained.  So I unraveled the whole thing,  and crocheted it back up, replacing the stained part.

This one's made of almost all painted sheets.  (Except for that Tommy Hilfiger surfboard sheet!)  I got the idea to paint all the white sheets I  had when I looked down at the old paint-covered capris I was wearing.  :)

I'm sending this one to a friend.

I gave this one to a friend.

My sleepy helper-Mr. Roc.

Rag rug pile-those babies are heavy!

A stack of (23) rag rugs-or a rag rug ottoman.  I sat on it-pretty comfy!
Over the last five weeks I've worked my way through countless sheets!  So many people had gifted me their sheets and I hadn't crocheted for so long-they had really piled up.  (Only a few t-shirts were used in these rugs.  They are, for the most part, made with sheets.)  I had a lot of fun going down to the basement and picking sheets that I thought would work together.  I also picked up a few from Goodwill, an Amish thrift store that's five minutes from my house, and a little thrift store near my daughter's apartment. (I don't like to pay more than a dollar per sheet.) Also, I swear the sheets kept multiplying in my basement.  (Like fishes and loaves!)  Just when I thought I had run out, I'd find more lurking here and there.  Just this morning I found seven! (paint spattered-that's okay) that were covering a big old engine that Larry has sitting in the basement.  I've spent a lot of hours sitting on the steps of the deck, soaking in the sun, while tearing sheets.  (It makes a huge mess if I do it in the house.)  Very therapeutic.  So, that's what I've been up to.  I'm not sure what I'll do with them all.  Probably keep them to use for gifts.  I'm not really wanting to deal with yucky parts that come with selling.

I like making these so much, I think, because I can make something beautiful with items that are essentially ready for the rag bag.  (I love the idea of making something out of nothing.) Also, the equipment needed is only a pair of scissors and a crochet hook-I like to keep it simple these days, plus-it's an inexpensive hobby.

Well, I better get  back to my hook now.  Have a great day!

Friday, August 8, 2014

Photo journaling

Daytime moon from a few weeks ago.

My sister asked me to tear apart one of her rugs and make her two smaller ones.  This got me to pick up my crochet hook again after about nine months.

There's a handsome big boy outside my door.

A new rug!  I gave this shabby chic one to a friend.

And then I went nuts with the rug making.  I have the calluses to prove it.  There are even more after these ones.  I'll take pics of them individually later.  Maybe.  

Found feather

I kept it.

Honey bee on my aunt's purple cone flower (echinacea)

More of my aunt's flowers

A big moth I found hanging upside down

I ordered this pound of dry mustard (I'm not messing around with those little two ounce cans anymore) from Amazon so I could make some sour refrigerator pickles.  I'm excited about this yellow and red tin too!

Wildflower bouquet

I found this picture of my back and my daughter's shoes on my camera.  (From when we were taking pics of the city.)
Have a great weekend, everybody!


This is Sophie-my sister, Kim's, kitty.  She's a pretty little lady.


This is my newest grandkitty-Baby Puss.  She's such a precious, tiny little thing.

 She's a siamese mix-just look at those eyes!
Puss Puss and Baby Puss-I think they are going to be great friends! (That noise is traffic!)

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Photo journaling-sunrise/evening

Some photos from the last few weeks:
The clouds mimic the trees-sunrise




Wildflower collage

Flowers from the field-yep!