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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Rugs, Rugs and more Rugs!

 I am a member of a spinning group that meets once a month.  During the summer we dress up like Laura Ingalls,
 go to a log cabin at our local county fair, and weave rugs.
Yes, I'm hot in the picture.  Not hawt, as one likes to be.  It's too hot to be hawt, in mid July, in a rustic cabin, in a long dress. 
I cannot tell you how long I have been a part of this group.  I have quite a few home made rugs (made by me) and I love them all.
 It's amazing how quickly a collection can build up, if you just make one a year.  The years fly by quickly.
 Our group met last night, to get our rugs, and here are they are right off of the looms.

 Our group
Cleo, Kathy, Debbie, Jan, Me, and Patty
It's bigger, but these are all of the people that were there last night, that made rugs.
 These two rugs were made with terrycloth towels.  Ripping/cutting them into strips made a mess, and she had to do it outside, but the rugs made from towels turned out beautiful.
 This rug was made from denim.  Great idea.   Who doesn't have a stash of jeans that don't fit!
The rest were made from scraps of leftover material.


While I am on the topic of handmade rugs, I would like to encourage you to click on this link and vote for TJ Phillips (Kathy Hopper) who makes beautiful, hand made rugs for a living.  She has a special way that she makes them, out of denim, and she is up for a handmade award from Martha Stewart.  This would be a huge boom for her business.  I have known her for years, as she is a part of our spinning group.  She has set up at many markets and fairs to get the word out about her rugs.  She also used to have a brick and mortar shop.  Read the story, I think you will find it interesting.  And please vote for her.  Thanks!

Also, I'm linking up with Give a Girl a Blog who has a Currently Creative Link-Up going on.  I found out about her through Mel, who has Day to Day blog, which can be found on my side bar.  Go to Give a Girl a Blog and see what other creative bloggers have been up to.  And there's plenty of time to add your creative post!

Cindy Bee


  1. Wow - these are fabulous! I've always wanted to try loom weaving - looks like fun and I think the motion of the weaving would be very relaxing and meditative. Thanks for sharing!
    Here via Give a Girl a Blog Link Up :)

  2. Wow these are beautiful I always wanted to do that. Oh I am sure you all have a great time together. HUGS B

  3. These are gorgeous, and I always thought it would be so much fun to do!

  4. Oh wow these look absolutely amazing, I am so glad you came along and linked up so I could read and see this!

  5. "The Bee Lady from Hill Top Farm" has been included in our Sites To See #396. Be assured that we hope this helps to point many new visitors in your direction.

    1. Thank you very much Jerry. It was very kind of you to list me on your blog as "sites to see." I tried to leave a comment on your blog to thank you but it's a little different than most and I wasn't sure how to do it. So thank you!

  6. Your rugs are beautiful and must be so enjoyable and satisfying to create. Being a beekeeper is awesome too. Cool site!

  7. Cindy, All of you girls are so clever. I like those rugs. My mom and aunt made braided rugs one summer. I wish I had the one mommy made. Don't know what happened to it was an eon ago. Hope you are enjoying this pretty weather. xoxo,Susie

  8. Thank you everyone for the sweet comments about the rugs. They are a lot of fun to make. I have four now that need to be finished. The ends need tied or sewn, so I will get a movie one day this winter and finish rugs!


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