"Wisdom has built her House, she has hewn out her Seven Pillars" Proverbs 9:1
I look forward to having you come join me as we work to turn our houses into homes.

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Friday Night Sew In

Last night was the Friday Night Sew in hosted by Wendy from Sugarlane Quilts .   It's held every 3rd Friday of the month

 and this time since I needed to get things made for our home as opposed to gifts, I decided it would be good to post about it here on The 7 Pillars Home blog so that others following here might be able to make these simple mats as well. 

We have finally had to start throwing out our floor mats (which I inherited from my grandmother a number of years ago), that are just plain worn out and thanks to my friend Lyn who told me she sews together scraps to make her floor mats, well, that's what I have done.  Since I seem to have quite an abundance of old towels I cut one in half and made a nice good sized floor mat to put in front of the kitchen sink!

I was pleased with how it turned out so I got started on a mat for our dog Scruffy. For this one I cut up a flannelette pillow case I don't plan on using, to put in with the other bits.  Scruffy loves to sit on a mat right next to Pete's chair, I'm sure it's just so he can get a scratch on the head every so often LOL  Anyhow, I got it finished and called out to him to see what Mr Scruffy thought about it??  Well, I barely got it down on the ground in the designated spot next to the chair when he was straight onto it...............checked it out
 Approval received!  Guess its a winner!!

I'll be making more of these mats, so quick & easy and I just edged them with some black gingham. 
Also last night I wanted to get my ripple rug finished off.  Its one I've been making so I can use it on the cold evenings sitting watching TV or reading or such. 
Some of the wools that have been used have come from internet friends in parts of  Australia, US, Canada and Alaska which makes it kind of special to me :)  It got put on hold not so long ago as I needed to get a Beanie made up for my Son for his birthday
and then a I had my first attempt at a pair of fingerless gloves for my DIL birthday.
They will be coming down this way in a few weeks for a visit and I have no doubt they will feel the cold!!

So thanks to FNSI I managed to get a couple of much needed items for our home completed! 


Charlie and Wendy said...

The mats look a great idea and appreciated by Mr Scruffy! Love all your beautiful crochet.

Anonymous said...

such lovely work Sharm.xx

Bean said...

I love fingerless gloves, I knitted myself a pair a number of years ago, and use them most of the winter and when it is really super cold, as it can get in Indiana, I simply put my nice warm mittens over the top.
Can you share a little more detail on how the mats are assembled, they look nice and I think would be nice for gifts.


Maria said...

Nice rug for puss and great crochet work too.

Sharmayne said...

Thanks so much for dropping on by ladies, and yes Bean I will post a how to make the floor mats sometime in the next week or so
Hugs, Sharm

Abbi said...

The floor mats are a neat idea. I love to make rag rugs but this is more like a quilt for the floor. Fun!

Helen said...

Great idea for the mats you had a very productive FNSI .

Mistea said...

Looks like the dog mat was approved.
Lovely ripple.