Thursday, May 21, 2015

Usually during the summer months I spend time doing other stitchings rather than rug hooking. Wool is a little too warm to want to hook much during the hot months. So I then spend time either doing embroidery, cross stitching or quilt top designing. Anything that keeps my hands busy makes me happy.

I have spent many an hour doing lots and lots of cross stitch...mainly samplers. I just love the look of old type samplers. I then set them aside until the inspiration hits me to use them for something. One of the things I love using are old wooden windows. I was fortunate enough to get lots of old windows and doors taken out of an old Victorian house that was being remodeled. So this is a sample of what I do. This one hangs over my bed.
This next one I did for a friend who had bought her old grandparents house and had moved to her property and then has gradually remodeled it but left it really primitive looking.

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