Portrait Necklace and Cottage Windows

I just had to show you a gift I gave my sister for Christmas. I didn’t make it… it was made by Cheri Hempseed, a very talented hooker in our group. She usually makes them with three people, but since I only have 1 sister…she made this especially for me, with details such as hair colour and eye colour carefully correct. Isn’t it precious!

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I”m working away on the tea cozy, and  love the leaded glass windows in the cottage, but I was frustrated by the fact that the thread would not stay taut and sometimes separated. It is sewn through loops on the backside, and when I tried to pull it tighter, I only made it worse.

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I’m rather pleased with myself that I thought up a solution which seems to be working nicely. I took my bottle of ‘Tackie Glue’ , put a dab on my finger, and gently patted the strands of thread to glue them together and make them stiff. I like the windows much better now…..tackie glue is rather like the rug hooker’s duct tape!

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