Monday, 22 November 2010

Remember this?

As I am between projects at present I decided it was time to work on my rag rug again. I had to abandon it months ago as the dust and fibres from it aggravated a cough I was trying to get rid of and it has been dumped in a corner of my workroom ever since.
It is quite difficult to know how much fabric will be needed to complete a section, or how the colours will react with one another. They all look good wound into balls and placed in a group, but when it comes to working them into the design I have had a few surprises and cause to pull out some sections and rework them. It is an ideal pastime for cold evenings as it keeps my knees beautifully warm!

When I had padded and laced my finished embroidery, I placed a simple gold frame over it to get a better idea how it might finally look. It's a good job I made enquiries about a box frame this morning as it can't be ready till the last week of January! Just in time, thank goodness.
Having heard various weather forecasts all warning of plummeting temperatures, I lined the greenhouse with bubblewrap today. I had been meaning to do it for the past fortnight but the mild days lulled me into a false sense of security. Hopefully my geraniums will survive to add colour to the garden for another summer. Nice to think of summer even if we haven't officially reached winter yet.

7 comments:

Raph G. Neckmann said...

The rug looks lovely and must be an interesting project. I wonder if I should take up rug-making too, as I like my knees to be warm in the winter!

Carol Q said...

wonderful rug Heather. coming on a treat and your picture will look fab when it's finally framed up.

izzy said...

lovely colors and patterns! what fun- and a lot of work!

MargaretR said...

I love the colours in your rag rug, but I do hope the cough won't return especially at this time of the year. Wear a mask?
Love the shoes too!

Heather said...

The cough has not returned, thank goodness. I did start by wearing a mask Margaret but got very hot and my glasses steamed up!!

Sara Lechner said...

heather, would you be so kind and send me your address to my email saralechner@gmx.at ?
I would like to send you a Christmas Card!:-)

maggi said...

Good to see the rug again. The embroidery looks lovely. Take care not to get the cough back as the weather is not looking good for the near future.