I was going to make myself catch up on my e-mail before I posted again, but packing is in full force now and I fear I won't post again before the move if I stick to that rule! Please know that I love and appreciate your comments and I try to respond to them in a semi-timely manner, but I'm really not that good at any sort of correspondence unless it's a pressing matter!
Anyway, I wanted to show this rug that I crocheted this a few weeks ago - it was a great TV watching project. It will probably go in the kitchen in the new house. It's made out of strips of thrifted sheets. I meant to have it be a circle, but apparently I am not so good at getting the shape right when I'm going free hand and it's more of an oval or rounded square. I'm just glad that it sits pretty flat. I mostly followed this tutorial from Vintage Chica. I may have used a bigger hook than I was supposed to - the one I bought came in a two pack with two sizes, but the individual hooks weren't marked, so I just went with the biggest one. My rug has a lot of space in between the stitches, but I think it will work well.
I'm getting really excited to get into that house and get decorating. Our big moving day is next Saturday (the 23rd) and then we'll be back and forth for another week while we clean up at the old place and let Peter finish his last week of preschool. I'll probably do at least one more post before moving day with a few more thrift finds. In the meantime, I'll be back to stuffing all of our worldly possessions in boxes and trying to keep the boys from climbing all over them!