This week I started another rug using Aunt Philly's Toothbrush pattern. I have already made 2 of these rugs - you can see rug #1 from 2012 here and rug #2 from 2013 here. They are great scrap eater projects, are fun to make, and I enjoy having them in my home.
It's time to start rug #3 for 2014!
But I can never figure out the starting instructions and always consult with my friend Louise to help me get started. Two crafty brains are better than one! Last week I went to her house for a visit and some help in getting started. Even after starting so many rugs, we struggle each time. We read the instructions, we look at the diagrams, and we say "is that how it goes?" about 100 times! It's tricky! And it never looks right, until all of a sudden it starts to work.
We had a lot of distractions (never a dull moment on her farm!) but still we managed to get two rugs started while being entertained by the chickens and the non-stop activities of the children!
Today I am going to put more stitches in my new rug and remember sitting on my friend's porch, laughing at the antics of the chickens, having great conversation and food, and always wishing the visit was longer.
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