Wednesday, January 4, 2012

It's Here!

Yesterday, my new rug hooking frame arrived! Merry Christmas to me. (yep, I chose my own Christmas gift this year) The box wasn't very large, but the base and 2 gripper tops all fit inside. As I opened it, and it smelled like freshly cut wood~ mmmmm. I did have to assemble it, which was a total of 2 screws. Easy enough to manage ~ just have to be careful of the sharp gripper strips.

Here is the octagonal frame top. I went with this over a larger rectangular one, as I thought I would be easier to maneuver in circles. Since I have nothing to compare it to, it will be tons easier than the hoop I'm currently using.

I also got a smaller square frame top (it came as a set). I put it on top of the octagonal to compare the sizes. The square might be nice for a smaller mini rug, or even punch needle. I chose the lap base, as I hook sitting on the couch. I can always get a floor frame attachment, but at this point, I don't think I would use it enough.

Thank you for the nice comments on the penny rug that's on my dining room table. I will get some photos, and write up a tutorial. There are a few things that I would do differently if I make another one. This one gets a lot of use, and gets crumbs/spills, as we eat in our dining room every evening. I really don't mind if it's gets dirty, as it's to use. I can always make another one.

It was back to work/school for me on Monday. Our district gave 2 full weeks off, but we had to go back on Monday, when the rest of the area was off for the holiday. I didn't mind going back, as I like my job this year. (I didn't say that last year!)

~*~ Laura ~*~


annie said...

Hope you love it, and that it works out great for you!

Cheryl said...

Glad you're having fun with your new toy. I picked out my own Christmas present too! Mike and I gave each other a very fancy Breville electric kettle. It brews an amazing cup of tea for me and heats water to the perfect temperature for Mike's french coffee press. (I won't let coffee grounds touch the steeping basket which lowers and raises for the precise amount of time for the kind of tea I am making.)

Primitives By The Light of The Moon said...

Awww so glad you got a nice will just LOVE it! Now you will be hooking quick as lightening. Your rug in the previous post looks very nice :)

Ann said...

I would like to purchase a frame so I'll be interested in hearing your results with the one you purchased. Do you mind sharing your opinion about it as you hook & punch? ~Ann

Ann said...

Oops! Forgot to tell you how much I like your rendition of the saltbox house. Wish I would have thought to include my initials. ~Ann