Tuesday, September 12, 2017

3-D Rug Hooked House

Today, I finished my 3-D hooked house! I am so happy with how it came out.


This project was started over the winter in a class I take with Julie Smith. Because of the birth of my grandson in March, I was unable to work on it until the spring. The house measures 11.5" x 4" x 6". It was hooked mostly with a four-cut, but there are also some 5- and 6-cuts. A few bits of yarn here and there also. The cat in the upstairs window was glued on. I used a sock weight wool yarn to sew it together.

Here are the completed pieces before construction began.



I started by sewing the side panels to each side. It proved to be fairly easy. Here is the first side panel sewn to the main house.


Once the house was sewn together, I whipped yarn around the bottom of the whole house to finish.

Here are the three other sides:




To photograph the standing house, I placed it over the light I use to hook by.

Great project. I would certainly try more 3-D patterns.


Tuesday, August 22, 2017

A garden and a book...


Here's my little slice of heaven:



One of many bookshelves scattered throughout the house. (The hooked rug on the floor was part of a Gene Shepard blog challenge several years ago.)

And outside, we enjoy the garden and pool for a few short summer months.



Hope your summer is going well. I see some hints of color on the maple trees. You know what that means!!


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Saturday, August 19, 2017

Book Recommendation

Here is a quick post to recommend a collection of short stories that I just finished. The Last Animalby Abby Geni is a fabulous collection of stories centered around nature and how people cope with everyday life by interacting with the natural world around us. (Click on the title if you are interested in finding out more about it on amazon.)

There was not a bad story in the lot. Each one kept me wanting more, and as I finished a story, I was wondering how could the next story be any better.

Check out this cover. It's amazing!