I met with my friend, Pat, and my daughter, Kristen, for breakfast yesterday. We each drive almost an hour and a half to meet halfway between us. This is a great way to spend a few hours together between weekend-long visits. Pat has known Kristen since she was four years old, so she’s part of our family.
I packed up the Belling the Cat rug and presented it to my daughter. I’m not sure where she will put it in her house, but I assume it will be on the floor. It is a rug, after all! She has two cats (down from four) and it will be interesting to see if the rug survives their claws. Dogs and cats love to lie on hooked rugs. The warmth and softness of the wool is irresistible, just as it is to our bare feet!
It’s kind of difficult to give up a hooked rug that I designed and spent time pulling loops to create. I don’t own quite a few of my rugs, but it’s nice to think of them in their new surroundings. Many of us rug hookers have to be creative in finding places for all of our creations. When the floor gets covered, there are walls. When the walls get covered, then rugs get rolled up and stored in closets. But I’d prefer to find them new homes.
My current project is what I call “Mystery Rug #2”. It’s a bit “out of the box” for me, which is making it fun. I can’t wait to show it to you, but that won’t be for many months. I’ll have to start another rug that I can share with you. I have a few designs swirling around in my head.
There’s a lot of beauty out there and I hope to get some of it on linen.