Sunday, November 28, 2021

Happy Sunday

I wanted to hook a snowman for a friend of mine. Free pattern of ‘Lil Jack Mat by Jenny Rupp was turned into a snowman with the addition of a hat and change of colours.

This photo was taken before I dabbed rose lipstick on his cheeks! I will make him into a pocket and insert candy canes and I’ll fashion a hanger by twisting two pipe cleaners together and covering them with wool strips.

My floral shaded mat is coming along. Doris Norman is a good teacher !

The pattern is by Doris. The rest of the class did three and four cuts. Mine is # 6.

In sad news, Bruce Bolivar, creator of the Bolivar rug hooking cutter passed away. I got his machine last year and two heads with it. It’s beautiful. 

And… we got our first snow dusting and have the promise of more to come Monday and Tuesday.

 We’re headed to our first Christmas party now, complete with Yankee swap. My silly gift is a pair of socks with pics of poutine  all over them. A very Canadian dish. 

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12 comments:

diamondc said...

Both rugs are lovely, i bet the snowman looks sweet with the pink cheeks.
You must live on the east coast, we are not getting snow for a while here in Minnesota, nice and warm in the 40s today.

Catherine

Rugs and Pugs said...

A Christmas party already? My turkeys are not yet put away...lol!
We got our first snow on Ohio's north coast last ever. Thankfully, though still cold, most of it has melted.

Saundra said...

Both rugs are looking great. I agree with Lauren, a Christmas party already?

kcmrugs@gmail.com said...

Thank you! We’re in Atlantic Canada- November started off almost summer like. Not anymore!

kcmrugs@gmail.com said...

Groan! Yes it is early but one of our friends leaves for a month in his native Mexico soon so we had to fete him. And we’ve got more snow coming tomorrow- wish we could send it to Ohio 😊

kcmrugs@gmail.com said...

Yes, too early. We typically drag our feet putting stuff up for Christmas (like Dec 15), then keep it up until the end of January.

TheCrankyCrow said...

Love both hooking pieces! Two very different styles, but both beautifully executed. Did you take a photo of the snow fellow completed as a pocket? Would have loved to see him! Yankee swap? That's a new term to me, but by the description of your swap gift, I assume it is what we know as a White Elephant exchange? We've had a few snows already...not as many/much as is typical here, but snow nonetheless... Some lots actually still have piles of it banked from the last round... More on the way for tomorrow I hear...but only a few inches. ~Robin~

Prims By The Water said...

Having Canada across the river from us, am very familiar with poutine and it is good. The floeal rug is just amazing how you are hooking it. Love it! Janice

WoolenSails said...

Wonderful rugs and snowmen are always fun to do.
The swap sounds fun, have never done one of those types.

Debbie

kcmrugs@gmail.com said...

Thanks Janice! Poutine is too rich for my liking but Nanaimo bars, now those are hard to reject!

kcmrugs@gmail.com said...

The swaps are fun. I ended up with two egg cups!

kcmrugs@gmail.com said...

I haven’t put his pocket backing on yet but I shall post it when I do. Yes, a white elephant is the same as a yankee swap. (Funny, in Canada anyone from the States is a “yankee.”)