Sunday, April 13, 2008

"Bliss"ful Worms & "I'm a HOOKER"

I've had my Bliss wool cutter for about 1.5 years, but it never really got out of the box. I may have hurt my dh's feelings tho, as he had thought I didn't like my birthday present! It was quite the contrary, it took me 3 years to gather all the "parts" so I could begin my wool rug hooking journey.
This nifty little handy handy machine slices and dices...well, not quite, but it DOES slice the wool to the required width, depending on the cutter head. I've begun with a #8 cut which is 1/4" wide.
I'm not exactly a "rule follower", but more of a "wanna be". Was supposed to start in the middle, but the middle of this rug is all background. Background is NOT the most stimulating part of the adventure. I began with Big Daddy Quail first and am lovin' it. I'll behave now and settle in to work on some of the background in the center, lol. OK. So I am a rule follower, but they are MY RULES, dadgumit.

My dh and I have a hard time separating. If I am in my sewing room...eventually he's in there too. If he's outside on the patio...I'm digging up something to work on out there. It's just the way we are. 8^)

Rug Hooking gives me the opportunity to be in the great room WITH dh and hey! I can even watch TV..amazing.

My wool from Wendy arrived in Saturday's mail. Big Daddy Quail was my first day of progress "being a hooker". I had the wool in the washer and dryer faster than you can imagine, and had the worms cut before dinner.

Doin' the happy dance!



8 comments:

Ruth's Place said...

That looks like great fun! I do most of me machine sewing when my husband isn't home because I like to be in the same place as him when he's home. That's what handwork is for.

Tanya Brown said...

This is a great design. I like what you've done so far.

So, instead of yarn one uses thin slices of wool? That's really cool.

I liked what Ruth said, about handwork being for the times one is with husband (or family). That's a nice way to approach things.

Dorothy said...

I'm intrigued... And heh, I like being by myself. I do try to be sociable in the evenings, I knit or work on bindings. But if I'm outside , it's because I want to be left ALONE.

Katrina said...

Great start so far!

andsewitis Holly said...

That's so sweet that you two always end up in the same room.

Erika said...

Mom! that is AWESOME! Is it a wipe your feet kind of rug or hang on the wall? Where will you put it?

I loveeee it!

peace out! I'll call u tomorrow when my phone is charrrrged!

Tracey @ozcountryquiltingmum said...

Mine is a quality timer as well, so I have to machine when he is asleep or at ork.
well done on taht stock market graph....A very happy return to investment if you have lost over 25 pounds. i am on the same challenge, but where is the low fat chocolate!! Tracey

Hallowed Hill Primitives said...

Good Morning! I love your quail . . . and you should ALWAYS break the rules!

Thanks for visiting our blog. i'll keep my eye on your quail progress. . .

Sarah