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I'm a mother of four grandmother of seven and great grandmother of one. I have many hobbies and interests but gardening and rug hooking are my main interest at the moment. I live with my husband in the house that we built with the help of my brothers and have been married for 49 years.

Saturday, November 7, 2015

WHIPPING AND BINDING AWAY

Just a short post this time, are you surprised?
I've been rather still after hurting my foot and have been whipping and binding rugs that have been on my long list of To Do for a long time.



I accidentally hurt my foot climbing on the first step going into the house from the garage on Tuesday  carrying groceries. My foot caught the corner of the step and came down with a thump,  I manage not to fall but I was in excruciating pain. I hurt the outside of my left foot close to the two smaller toes, but I had to pick up my granddaughter Jordyn and went back to work at the farm that afternoon.



The next morning around 6:15 AM., I went to put my work boot on and I couldn't even fit my foot into the boot. My foot was too swollen and sore. I remembered Christine had left her size 10 low cut rubber boots in the closet for her next visit. I wear a size 7.5 . They look the same size but my work boot has some steel toes which adds to the bulk. It was a bit tight but I could walk with her boot. So here I go with an unmatched pair of boots. To cut down on my walking I used the van to get to the barn. Who's counting steps on a morning like this?

After work  I had some time sensitive banking to do across town and I couldn't wear those boots for sure . I couldn't even wear my sandals... and had to loosen the shoelace on my sneaker as it was so tight and walked into the Credit Union with a heavy limp. When asked what happened to me I just gave them the short story " I twisted my foot" I said.

Vaughan my son has been doing all my barn work and George has been doing all the milking. I sit with my foot up all day and I've been whipping and binding three unfinished rugs I hooked some time ago.  I still have three more to do and need some dark forest green wool. I still can fit my barn boots on but I can wear my good sneakers as the swelling has gone down a bit. I might just go to the Coop store and get some wool and finish those three other rugs and I'll finally will be caught up with that chore.


This is my grandmother's portraits and I even hooked in the accents that were missing.
For those who know nothing about rug hooking, the whipping is a whip stitch with wool yarn around the edge for a neat finish.


And the binding is sewing a binding tape around the edges on the back to finish off. This is a job that I really don't look forward to do but always feel good once it's done.


A large chair pad made up of leftover wool worms in a kitten's paw pattern with stems and leaves added to use up more leftover wool worms.

And finally,  my Hit and Miss rug also made up entirely of leftover wool worms

Thanks for visiting and encouraging me with your comments. Stay safe and happy.

JB