Friday, August 30, 2013

Friday Finishes and Progress!


I have been busy this week working on projects and I finally cleaned up my sewing room so I can make a mess again. On the previous post, some thought those were photos of me, they are my daughter who is living with us again and now she is paddling with us.

I started the braided rug again, but this time I added a hooked chair pad to the center. I have never done this and thought it would be fun to try. I sewed the braid around the edge of the rug by catching the edge of the backing. Once I got a few rows on, I folded the leftover backing in half and sewed that to the braids. I did it that way because the rug was a bit thicker than the braids and this evened it out by raising the first few rows of braids to the same height. I am just going to sew it around until I run out of braid and then use it on the living room floor. Later I will start a thicker braid and make a full sized rug for the room.


I have a broken tail bone from riding on a toboggan without a pad, not a smart thing to do. My new couch is not comfy on my tailbone so I got a travel pillow to sit on and today I made a quick cover for it. I just made it to the size with a little extra and left a small opening and stitched that up by hand. Nothing fancy, but it does the trick.


Another surprise this week was a gift from my friend Fannie Narte. She is a wonderful artist and does beautiful paintings which she has printed into panels to use in sewing projects. She offered a panel to anyone who asked and not only did she send me a beautiful panel to make a sachet with, but she sent me a finished one that she personalized with my name on the back, I love it. It is filled with organic french lavender. Be sure to visit her Shop, she has a lot of wonderful designs that are perfect to use in gifts for friends.


20 comments:

The Evening Stitcher said...

Deb...I love your braided/hooked chair pad! Wonderful colors! I know what you mean about uncomfortable furniture..I have 2 new chairs that kill my back...I want my wing chairs!!! Good idea with the pillow.

annie said...

Those are wonderful projects, and I love her 2nd design in the photos. I hope you feel better very soon!

paulette said...

Your braided rug is wonderful and will look perfect on the floor of your living room!! SEW clever!! Hope this sweet pillow helps the tail bone!!
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Melody said...

H?ope yout tail bone gets better soon, you poor thing

Jacque. said...

oh, Debbie! I love how the hooked/braided rug is looking! Great job!

marie said...

What a great idea you had, your hooked rug, then adding the braid, how clever. It looks fabulous. I spent the day at our state fair demoing rug hooking. There was about 10 of us hooking, and lots of rugs to display. Was a good long day.

cucki said...

Wow great job xx

Chris said...

Feel better soon. The rug is lovely and what wonderful surprises in the mail.

Three Sheep Studio said...

I am "in love" with your braided hooked rug !!!
So beautiful and the colors are yummy, too. ;)
Lovely work.
Rose

Raymond Homestead said...

Neat braided rug! Hope you get to feeling better, ouch!

Dawn said...

I love your rug, a winning combination - hooked and braided.
Sweet printed fabric, the flowers are perfect for a sachet.

Quilt Hollow said...

I broke my tailbone 20 years ago...I know the pain still to this day trouble sitting. The pain never totally goes away.

Mouse Droppings Fine Folk Art said...

OK Girl...that braided and hooked rug is wonderful...Hugs Susan

Linda said...

Loving that hooked pineapple in the center!!! Gorgeous! Wishing you a comfortable and speedy recovery!

Fiona said...

ouch.. the tailbone break must be really uncomfortable! love the look of the braided rug... very effective

Hugz

Firecracker Kid said...

Oooh, I love love your braided rug!
Oh no, broken tail bone...eeeow! My DH had one of those before. Not fun.
Love the kitty cover :)
Pretty gift and lavender... mmmm.

Blessings,
Carol

Karen said...

The chair pad is perfect for the braided rug center. You are so creative!

Allie said...

I love the rug! When did you break your tailbone, girl? You are really going through the mill, aren't you! I hope your pillow helps. I love your gifts, so sweetly pretty! I'll have to go visit!

Natalie Santini said...
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Natalie Santini said...

I lovw braided rugs like this. Are you able to wash it? I would think gentle cycle and hang dry? Poor you, tailbone injuries are the worst! ouch. xx