I'll explain the title of this post in a few minutes. But first I want to bring you up to speed on how the Maggie B. rug is coming along. In particular the decision I made on the border treatment.
As you can see the border I am adding around the original pattern is quite wide (about 4 inches). I am adding the border because I want the rug to be more of a statement in the space for which it is destined.
I have to thank Margaret Z. one of my dear blog readers for helping me with the decision to add the squiggly line you see on the very outside edge of the rug. If you have the Maggie Bonanomi book from which this pattern is taken ( A Day at Sunny Brook) you can see a rug on page 46 that has a double squiggly line around the outside. Margaret was so kind to bring that rug to my attention suggesting that I might try something like that on my Tulip and Peony rug. Well...my brain lit up with excitement! I had this vision of a hit-n-miss treatment in a wavy shape but I also felt I needed to bring the white of the peonies and white line ( actually a dirty cream) of the inside border to the edge of the rug. I loved the idea of another line and had hooked a straight line for a few inches until Margaret brought my attention to the wavy lines. Thank you Margaret! I do think it's what the rug would approve of!
What do you think of the wavy hit-n-miss thing I'm doing?!! It is a little different that's for sure! I hope I made the right choice there as I really don't want to reverse-hook all of that area now! Oh mercy! That would irritate me to shreds!!
So unless I hear different from anyone .... :-O I am going to hook on doing the wavy hit-n-miss on the border!
Now to explain the hoarders part of the title.
As some of you know from reading a few posts back, Mr. O Sink and myself have been trying to downsize our collections this year and clean out the basement. In the midst of our own trials with this process we had to clean out his mother's apartment this summer as well. I've come to the conclusion that we are all just hoarders by nature. But I am bound and determined to beat the odds that we will die with a house full of junk that someone else will have the job of disposing of.
Hubby has been doing pretty good on his end of the disposing. Nearly 2000 Sports Illustrated magazines ( of which I am convinced would have reached to the moon if put end to end) have since been recycled and some of the more valuable ones sold. That is just one of the collections.
This coming week-end there is a Flea Market at our local fair grounds. It is only about a quarter of a mile from our house. This is I think the third year they have held it and it looks to be a very popular event. The booths are a bit pricey at 100 bucks each. But we talked it over and have decided to haul some of our "stuff" to this Flea.
The weather forecast is for rain on Sat. The market is on Sat. and Sunday with set-up Friday afternoon. We rented an indoor space in one of the large commercial buildings so we should be okay unless the rain keeps the shoppers away. But we're hoping for a crowd. And in particular a crowd that hasn't seen the hoarders episodes on tv.