This weekend certainly was a lot of fun. I joined in with the AAPG group that Kelley runs, and we had our monthly retreat this weekend. Kelley suggested covering boxes with fabric and told us to save our Oatmeal box. This is to be used to save our snippets from the rugs we hook, which are the small tails that you cut off evenly on the rug. I actually had 2 in the cupboard. One was expired, and the other one wasn't. Will make oatmeal cookies with the leftovers from that one. I can honestly say that I despise oatmeal. Wish I liked it. Tried, tried, and tried again to eat it. So many suggestions were made to me on what to put in it, etc. Well you know what? I REALLY don't like it. So that's that. Will not try it again! Ok, back to the project. Kelley made a great suggestion on how to make another top for the box, but I tried to use the one that came with it. I had an idea in mind, and just had to try it. I was still able to cover the lid and it still fit inside the can. Definitely took a lot longer than if I had did it Kelley's way, but I'm tickled with how it turned out.
The bird on top is from one of Stacy Nash's patterns. Love her cross stitch patterns! After this was done, I dyed some wool for the background of a rug I am going to be doing, and then drew up a pattern for the punch needle piece I did. Again, I have Spring on my mind, so this is what I came up with! Decided to put this in my Etsy shop if you are interested.
I got to see so many different projects in the last two days. These girls are so uplifting and inspiring. They really created a lot!
Well, it's late and I'm hoping to get to the Chambersburg group tomorrow to do some hooking.
Wishing everyone a wonderful week ahead.....