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Saturday, November 11, 2006

A little time for rug making

I've been wanting to try making those fabric rugs ever since Darcie posted hers. I knew I had purchased some of the fleece strips at ridiculous prices ($.25 per spool!), so I finally found them hidden away for a rainy day.

Mom fell and possibly tore her ACL, or at least badly sprained her knee on Saturday. I knew we would be at the hospital a while, so I grabbed the supplies and off we went.
Little did I know that as many strips as I had, it just wasn't enough for a bigger rug. I threw it on the chaise in my stewdio, and Bonnie didn't seem to mind. Now that the weather is getting colder, she has claimed it as HERS!

Mom is doing better, even though she has been moved from her apartment to the Care Center unit until the orthopedist gives her the all clear to remove the knee immobilizer. Until then, I've been busy working on charity quilts and running errands for her.

Next post? 8 charity quilts in a row!


Hedgehog said...

What a perfect cat rug!!

Norma said...

I love your rug--and it looks like Bonnie loves it too! *G*

What size crochet hook are you using. I came across some yardage in my stash that would be perfect for a rug.

Angie said...

Wonderful rug, Sharon! I didn't know you could buy fleece strips like that. I'll have to be on the lookout for them. Fleece would make an absolutely snuggly rug to step on (or sleep on LOL). :)

May Britt said...

I remember my mother chrochet rugs like this when I was a child. She also used stripes from plastic shopping bags to have in the bathroom.

Darcie said...

Oooh! A fleece rug...what could be nicer for the feet...or the body (right, Bonnie-the-kitty?!). I love the Amish-look the solid colors give the rug. Good for you!

Hope your Mom can stay comfortable through the healing process of her knee. She's so fortunate to have you close by!

Dawn said...

Oh I love that rug! And Kitty looks happy too!

Patti said...

So sorry to hear about your mom - I hope she continues to mend well. Love the little rug, and obviously kitty does also! This is something else I want to try - great way to use up "uglies".

Anonymous said...

Your rug is lovely. Do you know where I can purchase pre-cut fleece? Hancock no longer carries it, and their supply on-line is gone. Any recommendations on where I can purchase the pre-cut fleece is welcomed. Keep up the good work!

In Lawrence, KS.