In spite of the heat, I’ve been hooking like crazy on the auction rug I will donate to my granddaughter’s school auction next winter. This 21” by 36” rug is ready well ahead of time, which is how I like to roll. I work hard to avoid stress.
I used mostly as-is (un-dyed) wool, but had to use some spot dyed wool for the sky. The dye job didn’t come out as I had envisioned, but it was still useable. The unexpected outcome when I dye is not the best way to go. I need a lot more experience.
Combining the five class names of Honeybee, Blackberry, River, Sun and Cedar was fun. I love designing nature scenes. Doing a sunrise and a running river were challenging, but I’m happy with how they turned out. I hope it will bring a nice big winning bid.
My rug hooking group, Magdalena Rug Hookers, has issued a challenge to our members. Those who wish to participate will design and hook an angel themed rug. Any kind of angel. My mind is not yet swimming with possible designs, but I will let things percolate for a while. Again, no stress.
So, I’m not sure what I will start next. I know something will present itself soon.
In the meantime, I’m already gearing up for Rug Hooking Week at Sauder Village in Archbold, Ohio, coming up in mid-August. It’s such a treat to immerse oneself in all things rug hooking. Will you be going? Come for the week or come for a day. More on this in the weeks to come.
There’s a lot of beauty out there and in creating and donating a hooked rug for a worthy cause.