Saturday, April 19, 2014

Spring cleaning - hooking style

Well, I'm proud to say that I am being successful in the task of reducing my stash of wool worms.  I managed to completely hook this rug without cutting a single new strand.  I love this pattern.  It's a Lori Brechlin design "Early Bird".  He's so sweet.

And there's such a feeling of satisfaction when you can use wool worms that are just magically multiplying in bags.  

In fact, it felt so great I decided to keep going on the "great stash reducer".  Plus there was still some burlap left on the end of this piece.   I decided to try a little penny rug.  I have never hooked one before.   

This morning.....

And a few hours later.......

The colors in this pic are way off but it's browns and blues.  I used only leftover worms for the circles but I am going to have to cut wool for the background.   And I'm finally going to use my 8.5 cutter blade.  Yes Lauren, finally!!  Lol. 

I wonder if I can finish this tomorrow?  Maybe the Easter Bunny will come and help me?  But I don't want to distract him from the job of leaving chocolate.

Happy Easter everyone 


  1. I am n the process of cleaning out the "junk room" which will become a craft room, I think. I have approximately 6,392 yards of fabric to use. What's a few bags of worms?

  2. Kim...well, I certainly hope that the Easter Bunny brought you some chocolate! First and foremost, hey? Love the robin rug...and your new project, too. Always a great feeling to hook something with what you already have. Have a very Blessed Easter.

  3. I love your early bird!! Happy Easter Kim!

  4. Happy Easter.

    What size are your rugs? I love the blue and brown combination. I need to do something to get a handle on my worms too.

    Thanks for sharing.

  5. Easter Blessings Kim, love the early bird, such a sweet piece. Hugs Francine.

  6. The penny rug seems like a good idea -- bet it's going to look great! Happy Easter!!!!!

  7. Kim,
    Your robin is too sweet! I love your little penny rug. I hooked one a few years ago, but I'm not wild about hooking circles though I love the look. I've still got plenty of worms and should tackle (tackle...worms...a little lame fishing humor) another one.
    Yeah for FINALLY using you 8.5. I think you will LOVE it. Hard to believe but I think there is a HUGE difference between an 8 and an 8.5!
    Happy Easter.
    Hugs :)

  8. Happy Easter Kim, the bird rug looks great. Everyone seem to be deworming their stash lately. I love hooking circles.

  9. Have a blessed Easter Kim. Sandie

  10. I love the robin and I hope you had a nice Easter , hugs cheri