Chugging Along

Being a member of Gene Shepherd’s Internet Rug Camp has lots of perks. Just one, is several times a year getting a free pattern.


I seldom hook seasonal topics, just because I dislike the thought of them being useable/out for a short period of time. However, I decided to hook this little bird and holly to have on the table as a hot mat for Christmas. It is traced onto the red dot, ready for transfer to the backing. I looking forward to hooking with wool again.


The Cats’ Paw mat is nearing completion, and I’m starting to contemplate the finishing. I’ll have to dye more blue nylons and then cut them on the diagonal in a long coil to creating whipping material. Jill told me how a friend finished her nylon mat by crocheting with the nylons, but I’ve got lots of experimenting to do to see if I can make it work.

Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope you have a joyous holiday season….hug your loved ones close.

2 thoughts on “Chugging Along

  1. I think I’m going to try that bird pattern, too, but maybe adapt it so it’s a little less seasonal. I thought I would do it on the tea cozy. And I’m in the final stretch with my kilim. Just working on the label now.Happy holidays to you and yours, too, Elizabeth!jill in Ontario

  2. That makes a lot of sense Jill…then it can be used all year. I’ve decided I’m going to make my bird a chick-a-dee, but I haven’t started it yet.

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