Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Making Time.....For Rug Making

When I was growing up, I loved the rag rugs my grandma made.  They always had such a homey feel to them. And she truly made them from rags.  I have one that is in my mudroom bathroom.  (Someday I'll share pictures of her quilts!)

Grandma used a special "rug hook" which has somehow been lost along the way. 

My other grandma crocheted all the time.  It was more unusual to walk into her house and not see her crocheting than the other way around.  She taught me basic stitches.  (If I had been really interested, she would have taught me so much more!)

So, I have combined loves from both of my grandmas and started crocheting rag rugs.  I use old t-shirts cut into strips to make mine.  I use a basic chain stitch and keep going in a circle.  

Below are pics of a couple that I have made. 

So, what memories of your grandmas do you have that you can make time for?

Check out We Did It!  Wednesday over at Sew Much Ado.  Plenty of fun ideas!

1 comment:

  1. No grandma memories here. My dad's mom died when he was 10; my mom's mom died when I was 3 months old. Apparently Mom's mom was quite the cook/baker. Had a great-aunt (lived to 103) who did quilt, and I have one of hers. Mostly, I just have stories--perhaps legends--to go by, tho my dad almost never mentioned "Mama".