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I'm a mother of four grandmother of seven and great grandmother of three. I live with my husband in the house that we built with the help of my brothers and will have been married for 57 years this February.

Thursday, August 26, 2010


These photos are showing up backward. To get the sequence that these photos were taken you'll have to start at the bottom of my post. I don't know how to rearrange them without starting all over. It's late and I'm tired. I hope that you can understand how I whip my edge because nobody showed me how to do corners or to change to a new piece of yarn. I guess that next time I'll post my photos and tell my story after. Sorry folks.  JB

Notice that I didn't quite go right up to the mark in the corner

Getting closer to the corner, you have to try to whip a bit at an angle to make a decent corner.

Getting ready to whip the corner, a little patience needed here.

Getting ready to whip over loose ends to secure them before continuing whipping.

Starting with a new  piece of whipping yarn by doing the same thing on the outside, securing the ends by whipping over them a few times  and hiding the other under the binding later.

Cutting the yarn and tucking the ends under and securing it by whipping over a few times and and the other piece will be hidden by the binding
I'm proud of myself. Today I've managed to whip most of my rug edge and I only have about another 12 inches to go. That's a lot of whipping but it not like whipping cream I tell you. I sacrificed washing my dishes and they're still in the sink, until tomorrow. Something had to give to spend quality time with my rug.
I marked the corner for whipping so I wouldn't have to guess where to put my needleAdd caption
It's funny, when I start something, I'm unstoppable until I start something else.  Take this silly little blog for example, it's keeping me up later than usual and I know that I have to wake up at 6:30 am.  I have this unwritten rule that I owe my readers something. I always had a sense of duty, no matter what I do. I get dedicated until I get real tired. Not much to talk about tonight. What could I possibly tell you about whipping that would be entertaining? Nothing was happening while I was silently whipping. Oh yeah... I took some photos while I was whipping away...  JB