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« Reply #20 on: February 29, 2008 06:34:12 AM »

to answer an email yes I made the rugs in the background of some of the photos.  They are 100% wool all hand braided.  Most of the wool is about 80-100 years old in those rugs I pulled it out of my great aunts basement and one of her friends basements.

« Reply #21 on: February 29, 2008 07:33:16 AM »

The skirt especially is absolutely GORGEOUS!  So is it basically a "tube" of  joined hexagons?  It looks great on you!
« Reply #22 on: February 29, 2008 07:38:05 AM »

yes it is basically a tube of hexes until you get to the waist area then there are chains that are a form of decreasing.

thanks for the compliment not sure what I think of my figure after 3 kids.

« Reply #23 on: February 29, 2008 07:45:49 AM »

You are a very talented lady. I admire your skirt and the shirt and then when I know that you also made the rug, I have to look back to the photo and I also love your rug.

« Reply #24 on: February 29, 2008 12:08:15 PM »

Wow, those are beautiful! I love that they came from a recycled bedspread! Great job, very creative!

« Reply #25 on: February 29, 2008 12:18:36 PM »

OM goodness, those are some beautiful pieces you made out of something that someone else might not have appreciated. great job. love the color accents on the child tops.
Huh though, all that unused thread in the pic, did you find that at the thrift shop too?

« Reply #26 on: February 29, 2008 12:23:47 PM »

yes  Grin they are all part of the same box of unfinished project.  I originally wanted to finish the blanket to keep but with all the wonky sizes I gave up Cry and unmade the item and made clothes instead.  I still have most of that thread Shocked.  As so far it has taken about 1 1/2 balls of thread to stitch all the hexes together and edge them
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« Reply #27 on: February 29, 2008 01:01:08 PM »

What a fantastic reconstruction project(s)!! They all look great!

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« Reply #28 on: February 29, 2008 01:18:21 PM »

I have to say whatever you paid at the thrift shop had to be worth it. all that UNUSED thread plus the finished hexes. and i must say that you are ONE talented person wo have done what you did with the pieces. 2 thumbs up for sure.
p.s. sure wish i could find something like that. all i find is SMELLY old nasty yarn..no vintage thread or hooks. still look though, b/c you JUST never know!!!LOL

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« Reply #29 on: February 29, 2008 02:01:53 PM »

Wow, this is absolutely stunning!!  It makes me want to go search the thrift stores for old blankets...though I wouldn't really be able to do anything with them if I found them!  Cheesy

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