FUNNY THING HAPPENED WHEN
VISITING THE NEIGHBORS!
We popped by the neighbors house a few weeks ago when we were taking an evening stroll. They have a beautiful log cabin, which they furnished in a wonderful western theme. They have 2 horses and an mule in the pasture and a hitching post in their front yard with a saddle on it. Looks really cool. Anyway...as I was looking around I noticed that a number of their fabrics: curtains, lamp shade...that I have in my stash of fabrics.
I also had a vintage quilt block left over from a quilt (that I never finished. That's a story for another time, yikes). It got me to thinking and TADA I made them a table runner. (It's also pay back for all the wonderful horse poop I get from them!)
The flower garden block was surrounded by white and was poorly made. I took all the white off and blanket stitched it to a matching red square of fabric.
It was fun to make and I hope they enjoy it because I sure do enjoy the horse poop!
I used the same frame that I've been making the rag rugs with but instead used wool stripes instead of cotton. I went to 2 fabric stores to buy wool and neither one of them sell wool or wool blend. So it was off to the thrift store for 100% wool jackets and skirts, navy, light brown, gray and light blue. The navy in the picture looks black.
I worked this one slow as I wanted to make sure that the weavers were folded as I was weaving them. I used hemp string as the vertical weavers. I had wool lint all over but it was fun to do.
This one goes to my son. I may start on another braided rug. Hummm
The garden is going great, our best looking one so far since we've lived here, which is 4 years this month. Not a weed in sight and already we've been eating lettuce, radishes and strawberries, with cabbage and peas almost ready. Can't wait!
Thanks for visiting,