Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Speedy Gonzales!

There are all speeds when it comes to rug hooking. Some people are fast, some are slow, and others just go with the flow...hooking regularly with their weekly group. Regardless of the pace at which the hooking is is a whole other set of rules for finishing. Many people hook steadily for days or weeks on a project, only to have it sit rolled up under a bed or in a closet, patiently waiting to be "finished" (pressing, binding, basting, etc.) -- but not everyone! ;-)

I was pleasantly surprised to receive an e-mail from Patricia Truesdale this week. Patricia was the first person to purchase a Gossip pattern, and most definitely the first person to finish one -- and in less than 3 weeks! ;-) Congratulations Patricia...your purse is beautiful!

If you are hooking the Gossip pattern, Patricia did have a couple of ideas... First, she did the top-stitching on the tabs before sewing them in place. Second, she purchased the red bamboo for her handles at the dollar store (sold in bundles of four 4' lengths for only $1) and cut it down to the correct size.