Pioneer Woman at Heart
One Flourishing, Frugal and Fun Family!
One family learning to live off the land, cut back on expenses, and to live a simpler and a more self-sufficient lifestyle.
"Eat it up,
Wear it out,
Make it do,
Or go without."
~A Pioneer Sampler, by Barbara Greenwood~
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Rag Rug ~ Preserving Memories
It measures about 5 1/2 feet long by about 22 inches wide. I even cut up an old apron my kids used for playing house when they were very young. I also cut up an old baby crib sheet that I probably used for all the kids.
My Uncle gave us a new set of sheets and pillow cases, and we greatly appreciated them. It gave me the opportunity to cut my old pillow cases and sheets, and make this very useful rug. Some of my pillow cases were over 20 years old and worn very thin. I honestly thought they would rip when I crocheted them, but they held tight.
My 9 year-old was watching me sew the strips together the other day. She now wants, not one, but two rag rugs for her hope chest.
Now......I better get back to cleaning. I just hope I don't come across another unfinished project, or I may have to stop cleaning to finish it too.