Tuesday, May 22, 2012

A Day Off

 I took the day off work today. Didn't accomplish as much as I wanted, but that's ok. I only have until next week until school is out. I did a couple things. I went to a few thrift stores, and found these candle holders for $1 each. They were stained oak. I had some left over black spray paint, so now they are black. I just need to find some mini pip berry candle rings for them.

 I finished binding this mat. On this one I used cotton twill tape, and used black wool yarn for the edges. It just needs another quick steam to flatten the edges.

 I've also gotten a bit further on my runner.

This is the pattern I received as a giveaway last week. I've been looking at the photo, and thinking about colors. I just received my wool samples from The Wool Studio. I'll have to see what looks interesting to hook as is, and what I can dye.

My big find today was a table. My husband has started working from home 2 days a week. He needs a larger table/desk. I found this kitchen table that will do the trick instead of a desk. It needs refinishing, but it offers plenty of space (it has a self storing leaf). I already sanded the top so I can stain it. Not bad for $14.99.   :)

It's back to school tomorrow. The countdown is 6 more days!

~*~ Laura ~*~


Ann said...

Glad you had a fun day off from work. Love the hookings you've been working on and can't wait to see the colors you choose for the new rug. I have 6 more days too and CAN'T wait. Happy Memorial Day. ~Ann

Sassafras and Winterberry said...

Your rugs are looking wonderful! We only have 16 more days...I can't wait!