Thursday, August 20, 2009


My little goose is now finished and looking quite content swimming in a pond. I started the lighthouse last night but didn't work on it this morning.

I have been thinking about what I am going to do with my rug when finished. The designer of the rug, Anne Kirby, says that out of 40 completed rugs, she doesn't have one saved for herself. I understand completely as over the years, I have done many petite pointe/cross stitch projects and only have a couple to show for the years of work.

I think that years from now, there will be an important piece of me that will exist beyond my days. It takes 1-2 years to complete a petite pointe/cross stitch piece as I love detail and shading; the smaller the stitch, the more realistic it looks.

Back to this project, I do have some thoughts on the matter, and once it is completed, I will let my hOOklingS know where it goes.


  1. Thanks for Sharing, my mother has made so many rugs over the years and they are mostly giveaways. I started 2 years ago to get photos of them, I have even gone to peoples homes to get the photos.

  2. Julie,
    Your rug is already so beautiful and has such meaning behind it. I still have such a hard time parting with any of mine. Although gifting them is much easier than selling them for some reason. Can't wait to hear what you decide to do! P.S. I like that little Maddy of yours! Cathy g

  3. Julie,
    I wasn't sure what to expect when I saw the title of this post! LOL But then again, I have a twisted sense of humour! Your rug is coming along beautifully. If it were mine, it would be hard to part with!

  4. Hi Julie,

    You are doing quite well with your icons and the goose looks swell. I love the background colors. As Cathy said, It will be interesting to see what you do with it....
    Keep on hooking!!!!

  5. Hello Julie, I have been crocheting and cross stitching for years now and I do not keep anything I make. I never have. I see the mistakes I may have made and if I don't give it away I take it apart and start something new. Only once did I crochet a blanket in a granny ripple pattern with a mixed blue yarn did I almost keep it, but I gave it to my dad. I find that sometimes the item you make finds it's way to the person who will cherish it the most. I love reading your blog!