The woman who is selling my twined rugs in her shop called on January 18th and said she had two left and wanted to have more for her display. Soooo, it was time to bring the rug frame out of moth balls and get some rugs made.
I enjoy making the rugs, but the process is messy. I don't have a craft room; thus, I set up shop in the kitchen. The fibers and strings all over the place really drive me crazy. I keep the vacuum handy, and corral the loose bits at the end of each day, but still the clutter of the frame, the sewing machine, the fabric balls, and the vacuum becomes annoying.
To motivate myself, I am keeping track of the time I spend on the rug and the number of inches that I accomplish during that amount of time. It seems to be working. I started a rug the evening of January 18th and finished it on the 22nd. I listened to Ken Follett's World Without End while twining. The ends still need to be secured within the other twining.
I started another rug on January 23rd, and it is nearly finished. While working on this rug, I listened to Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland and will finish it with George Orwell's 1984.
The key to my progress seems to be working in controlled two-hour blocks while being distracted by a good book, and then taking a break from the rug. I am very pleased with the prospect of having two completed rugs within a week.