A few weeks ago I shared with you that I was working on some needs for my Library Girl’s Library.
Halloween weekend we made a special trip to deliver the 26 SIT UPONS that have been completed. I thought you might like to see what they looks like?
The sit upons are actually called rag rugs and are usually crocheted out of torn strips of fabric from the rag bag. My friend Lilly taught me how to make them and she had a bath mat that she knew was over 80 years old her Mother had made before she was born. They get stronger and strong – tighter and tighter the more one washes them.
I made several heart shaped ones for each daughter’s bedroom in their favorite colors and one very large oval rug for the family room floor. Three of the SIT UPONS are chair rugs that I used on the ladder back dining chairs to keep my Grandmother’s needlepoint seat tapestries clean.
It takes about 2.5 yards of fabric for each SIT UPON and they are various sizes because of the weight and texture of the fabric. Some are made from new fabric I got on sale and some are from odds and ends from the sewing storage box.
I have enough fabric for 2 more SIT UPONS but Library Girl says this is enough to get started for story time with the Kindergarteners and she wants to make at least one during Thanksgiving Break.
AND THE WINNER IS……….
My two neighbors Chloe, dressed up as her Mother and sister Calla, Ballerina girl, came over early to TRICK OR TREAT and draw the winning ticket for the book give away The Gifts of Imperfection.
Congratulations To Jannie !!!!!!!!
Don’t you think my impartial judges are terrific at doing a random drawing?
Did you dress up for Halloween? Do you celebrate these events? I have several children in my neighborhood with diabetes so I am sharing Be Strong and Breast Cancer bracelets this year? I made a donation to UNICEF, at Harvest Potluck, this year too.
Looking forward to your fun comments
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Happy Halloween 2009
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