Autumn under foot.

Before I went off to Rug Hooking Week at Sauder Village, I designed and started hooking a rug for my kitchen.  I just needed something that says “Autumn!”  I created a simple design of a brightly colored pumpkin and a squash on a dark background of hit-or-miss, mostly purple noodles [wooly worms] from my stash. 

Most every rug hooker has a never-ending supply of wooly worms, which are very nice to have when just a few strips are needed to add color here and there to a rug, or as a ready supply of noodles to hook an entire area.  Since these wooly worms seem to reproduce when I’m not looking, my worm bin is always filled to the brim.

I have been busy since returning from Ohio.  Hubby and I held our annual Perry County Corn Hole party this past weekend.  This requires lots of pre-planning and setting up.  In case you’re scratching your head, I should say that corn hole is a beanbag toss game.  Hubby is a stickler for refereeing this event according to the rulebook.  It was a fun evening with friends, although I could have done with a lot less heat and humidity.  In this part of south central Pennsylvania, this has been deemed the hottest August on record.  I'm a  cold weather kind of person, myself.

I have a future super-secret rug in the works and I think it will be a bit different than what I’ve done so far.  I love to be asked to join in a group project, because it makes me want to stretch myself and my creative imagination.  So, I will add this rug design to my list of super secret rugs.  They all come to light eventually.

 There’s a lot of beauty out there and in the creative spark that comes with new projects.

Getting a start on my new design, Autumn Under Foot.

Getting a start on my new design, Autumn Under Foot.

A close-up of Autumn Under Foot.

A close-up of Autumn Under Foot.