Up, up and away.

Tomorrow I leave for a trip to Oregon to visit my precious granddaughter, Lucy, and her parents.  We live very far apart and I only get to see them once or twice a year.  Knowing that they live in such a beautiful part of the country with all sorts of available outdoor and nature-centered activities, makes it easier.  I like to envision them kayaking, hiking, biking and enjoying all that Oregon has to offer.

I have visited Oregon quite a few times, but have yet to sample all of the various ecosystems that exist there.  Desert, ocean and beaches, river gorges, forests, lush vineyards, to name just some of them.  My eyes are always looking and recording the nature that I see there and those images find their way into my hooked rugs.

I’m off to pack my bags now, but I will leave you with photos of some of my rugs with an Oregon influence and connection.  These rug patterns can be found on the Shop page of my website.

There’s a lot of beauty out there and in the amazing variety of nature in Oregon.

Sunflowers for Sarah, is a rug I designed for my daughter-in-law.  It features Grizzly Peak in the background, which can be seen from the back of their home.

Sunflowers for Sarah, is a rug I designed for my daughter-in-law.  It features Grizzly Peak in the background, which can be seen from the back of their home.

The Fox and the Grapes, is one of my Aesop fable rugs featuring standing-wool grapes.  Oregon grows some delicious grapes and makes fantastic red wine.  Pinot noir is my personal favorite.

The Fox and the Grapes, is one of my Aesop fable rugs featuring standing-wool grapes.  Oregon grows some delicious grapes and makes fantastic red wine.  Pinot noir is my personal favorite.

Lucy's Fairy Village, was designed in conjunction with my granddaughter.  It graces the floor of her bedroom.  Photo by Impact Xposures.

Lucy's Fairy Village, was designed in conjunction with my granddaughter.  It graces the floor of her bedroom.  Photo by Impact Xposures.

Lucy's Goose also resides in my granddaughter's bedroom.  

Lucy's Goose also resides in my granddaughter's bedroom.