I've enjoyed making crocheted rag rugs since my sister-in-law showed me how to about, oooh...probably almost 15 years ago. A little while ago my friend gave me a couple old sheets that are the perfect colour to use as a rug in E's newly painted bedroom. I painted his room as soon as we moved in and, since it has wooden floors, would like to get his rug done as soon as possible - they make for a great spot to sit while playing Lego or sketching and they also make it more likely that a feline friend will venture into your room for a nap.
Crochet rugs are very quick to make once you have the ripped sheets ironed into strips (it really is worth doing this step because it makes for a much nicer looking and way longer lasting rug). Normally I find this part of rug making a bit of a drag but in this house I decided to bring the ironing board into the sun room to make this task enjoyable. Yes, that's right...enjoyable. No, I'm not an ironing fan but the view from this sun room makes any task a pleasure. I mentioned how blessed we feel to be living here and this is one of the reasons.
Most of our time inside is spent in this room. It makes a great spot to eat meals, read, play, chat, grow seedlings(!!) and just sit and look out the windows. Beautiful! I would like to make a rug for this room too (I have a feeling it will be a bit cold in the wintertime due to all the windows across the whole front) but I'd like to try making a braided one out of recycled wool clothing, that sounds like a good wintertime project. Now the only problem is that his rug seems to hit a bit of a stall because we keep having sunny weather and I have a very hard time working on anything but the gardens when the sun is shining.
Now, I'm sure my dear friend would tell me that perhaps if I stopped doing things like rescuing people's cabbage seedlings (by pricking the extras out of 4 flats of someone else's seedlings) then I would have more time for other things but how was I to resist? I never have been able to toss out or cut off seedlings and apparently I can't even bear to hear about other people planning to do this. So...I now have about 88 cabbage seedlings living happily in the sunroom. It's a good thing I hadn't finished making up my garden plan yet. ;-)