Sunday, November 29, 2009

Comfy Cozy, Snug As A Bug in a Rug & A Scraps Giveaway!

I can't believe how fast this long holiday weekend has flown by! Why---it doesn't even seem like it WAS a long weekend! But....a look at the calendar does confirm...4 days off has gone by.

Today...I put together a haphazardly scrappy 'figment of my imagination' flannel quilt.



Oh how I wish you could get your hands on this quilt top! These flannels are soooooooooo soooooooo soft! OMGosh unbelievably soft! This is the Jingles line from Minick & Simpson for Moda. Very vintagey looking! To me it looked like a bunch of old vintage flannel nightgowns! So I went with a very haphazard, no rhyme or reason quilt top. I really wanted it to look like someone cut up a bunch of flannel nightgowns! I can't wait to get it quilted!! It's going to be so comfy cozy!!

If you want to experience the softness yourself, read thru to the end of this post for a giveaway!

Today...I also decided to take on a new past-time....I am now a hooker! You may remember I've purchased wool for a while....



And today....I made my first loops!



Of course this isn't going to be a quick project...



Kinda like with my taste in repro samplers...it's Go Big or Stay Home....



so this is going to be fairly large rug! Something to keep me busy this winter no doubt! I tell myself I won't be in any hurry...just casually work on it. We'll see how long that holds out until I become completely hooking-obsessed and spend all my waking hours pulling loops!

With another quilt top pieced, I find myself with quite a bit of scraps and strips from the Jingles flannel! Lots actually! Very useable scraps!



If you would like these wonderfully soft cozy flannel pieces...just leave a comment and I will draw from the comments on Wednesday evening. I'll announce whose home these scraps will be going to in my Thrifty Thursday post! Please be sure and either enable your email to be visible, or leave your email in with your comment.

I hope you've all had a comfy cozy long holiday weekend! There's a cold front moving in this week...so it is definitely my intent to stay Snug as a Bug in a Rug...while I hook on my rug! ;o)

*Peace!

16 comments:

Jackie said...

I'm going to be a hooker one day too! I'm looking forward to reading your experiences!

Margaret said...

Oh my! Lovely haphazard quilt!! Love the flannely goodness! And your rug hooking! MMmmmmm! I hope someday I'll do that too. :D I'd love to have some of your scraps, but you already knew that. lol!

Cari said...

What a lovely quilt - my aunt and I were just talking about making a quilt out of old pajamas. Though neither of us quilt, YET!

I am so excited to see that you have begun your hooking! I look forward to watching your progress on this as this is something else I want to learn how to do.

I would love to be the recipient of your scraps! It would be a great motivator for me to learn how to quilt.

Enjoy your day!

Melissa said...

Kim! Love those scraps.

I sucked it up and got a punch needle this weekend to test the water, just for a few projects and I've recently started really thinking about rug hooking. Like I need one more thing to do LOL.

Catherine said...

Oh what a lovely quilt! Please include me for a chance at the scraps - the things one could do with those....

Deb said...

I'm in agreement with you too - this weekend went so fast! And you're a hooker!!! I've wanted to try that for the longest time. I picked up a Rug Hooker magazine, now just have to find my wool and give it a try. What's another craft right (I should be smacking my head against the table for even thinking about that)? And I love your haphazard quilt. Flannels are the best this time of year!! Enter me into your drawing too. I'd love some scraps!!

Linda said...

Your going to love hooking! I've been hoooking since 1997 and have a housefull of wool. Keep us posted with pictures.

Alice ~ Folk Art Primitives said...

Oh, be still my heart!!! The girl has finally picked up her hook!! And your loops are beautiful ~ is this really your first attempt at hooking?! Keep me posted!! And your flannel quilt looks quite cozy! Will you machine quilt it or by hand? Have fun!!!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

What a great looking quilt! I'd love for you to enter my name for the scraps :-)

MJinMichigan said...

Please enter me in your drawing. I love everything Minick and Simpson design and your quilt from their flannels looks great.

Ginny said...

I adore your "jammies" quilt and would love your "scraps" to make one of my own.

My best friend hooks and is 1/2 done with a huge rug she is doing. I on the other hand just love hand stitching embroidery and have done punch needle already with the wonderful fibers you can get now a days. :)

Good luck with your quilt and your rug.

pam1228 said...

I just love your quilt! Oh to spend a day being wrapped up! Please enter me for a chance at the "scraps". I can only imagine what I may do with them. Thanks! Good luck with the rug hooking.
Pam

Wilma said...

I would love to get your flannel scraps. I make baby guilts for the hospitals preemies and babies that are sick

Siobhan said...

I dream of being a hooker, too. YGG! I will enjoy watching your progress as I drool on my keyboard.

Littlebit said...

Oh, Kim! I SO want to learn to do a rug, too! I'm sure yours will be perfect, and I look forward to seeing your progress on it. Definitely add my name for those luscious scraps! MM

Gayle said...

welcome to the world of hooking - I know you're going to love it - just like the rest of us hookers!