Tuesday, December 20, 2011


These two rugs are finished... I should say FINALLY finished! They were literally started months ago, and last night I finally got the edges whipped. They are both such simple rugs too... why did they take me so long to get done? And while I'm thinking of getting things finished, why don't I have any cross stitches done? Goodness me! Or would that be WOES me!?!

Hello Dear Friends! I'm so sorry for being such a lackluster blogger... and a whiner too. I really am trying to get back to my 'old' self... creating & having fun! The hustle & bustle of Christmas is upon us all... and the daily life of being a homemaker and mom too... and working... we are all in the same boat! Some of you though, are so great at managing it all! I want to be like you!!

Now that I have these two rugs finished... I'm going to move on to my stitches. I have several of them started... and ideas for more. Plus... I'm wanting to do a GIVEAWAY before the New Year... be sure to keep an eye out for that!


Here are my finished rugs... I'm not sure what I will be doing with them just yet...

~*A Prim Crow*~
~*Symple Hit n' Miss*~
I finished them a little different this time. The linen was folded back first & stitched down. Then I whipped the edges 'slim' with some wool yarn. Lastly, I used some wool strips (about 2" or so) to cover the raw edges only. It is hand stitched down very simply & primly.
Ignore the fuzzies that I didn't get cleaned off with the lint roller... but you can see how the edge of the rugs look from the side here...
Primitive! Just the way I like it!

The day is still mostly ahead of me... so it is time to quite my complaining of lack of time... grab my needle, thread, and linen... and go STITCH!

Wishing you all warm smiles...



  1. Very nice! I especially like the crow : ) Blessings, Shirlee

  2. Looks great - sometimes it's hard to get the simpliest of things done - I'm sure you will fall into a new routine and get everything you want done done even with life getting in the way! Enjoy your Christmas

  3. Love your rugs, especially the crow one!


  4. Great job, love the crow rug...Merry Christmas!

  5. Beautiful little ruglets Betty - and intriguing new finish technique....Might have to give that a try sometime. Are you quite sure, though, that little crow rug doesn't have my name on it somewhere? ;o) It's adorable! Off to wrap...or something! Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

  6. Oh don't feel bad for being stressed and venting.
    I think most of us can relate.
    This has been a Crazy Christmas season this year.
    One second it was August, then Poof, it is Dec. 20th!!
    How the heck did that happen?!

    Love your rugs.
    Wonderful, as always!

    Wishing you and yours a Very Merry Christmas and Blessed New Year!


  7. Betty ~
    Trying to do it all in addition to working is hard but you are doing a stellar job!
    Merry Christmas to you and your family!
    Hugs :)

  8. Beautiful! Love that prim crow! Neat new finish technique...I've gotta try it.

  9. Betty I have so many unfinished rugs and cross stitch pieces I have to finish also. Never enough time. Your rugs are beautiful. Love the crow! Merry Christmas! Mary

  10. great rugs Betty. Thank you for the Christmas card, for remembering me. It's been so long since I posted here. I hope you are doing well. Merry Christmas.


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