Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Finally finished


This is a small 9 x 13 mat that I started some time ago.

I wanted to use up bits and pieces from my worm basket


so I thought I would make a few pieces that could

be used to give as small gifts…..I thought this size


would be perfect to use as a hot pad to sit a casserole

dish on.


I used the covered cording technique to do the finish.

Someone had asked me how I then finish the back…..

Well here it is….I just fold the excess wool down and

stitch it to the mat….pretty easy really.


I’ve also finished Cleopatra’s rug into a pillow….

by the time I went outside and piddled around taking

pictures of this small mat, (and more pictures

of the “boys”….which you will see soon)

it was too dark to

get pictures of the pillow…..

I’ll try to get it on here soon!


  1. Boy they sure look comfortable! Love you mat. Amazing you created something so beautiful out of little bits of wool scraps. Love it!

  2. I'm curious - am I on your gift-giving list? : )) That is SO PRETTY!! goodness me.

    ~Monika in Canada

  3. It feels nice finishing projects that has been put aside. Your little mat is lovely and will make someone very happy.

    The kids look like that have claimed your bed for their own. You may have to sleep in their bed...


  4. Tammy,
    I'm still smiling after reading Julia's comment!! I loved your post yesterday and today.... can't wait to see more photos of the boys!! Keep 'em coming!!
    Love that gorgeous little mat!! I wouldn't be able to use it as a hot pad! LOL!! I know I need to get over hanging all these rugs on the wall!! LOL!
    Cathy G

  5. Love the mat. and the dogs. How did the little one get on the bed...lol