A winner announced and a trip begun.

Thanks to the more than ninety of you, who entered the book drawing for the new book, Rug Hooking with Deanne Fitzpatrick [© 2016 Ampry Publishing LLC and presented by Rug Hooking Magazine].  There were lots of great comments.  I put the names on cards and tossed them in the trusty dye pot.   I stirred up the names and pulled out the winner.  Congratulations, Monique Damus, who commented, "It was Deanne's designs that first inspired me to hook rugs and after many years I was finally able to go to her shop and meet her last year,  I would love to read her latest book!"  Monique, please contact me with your mailing address, so I can get that book in the mail to you. 

For the rest of you, who would like to own this excellent book, you can find it at the Rug Hooking Magazine website. 

While you’re on the RHM website check out their Book Club information.  As a member you receive the new books before they are offered to the general public and you get a lower price.  It’s a great deal.  You can read all the details here.

Today I’m hitching a ride to Archbold, Ohio for an exciting week of rug hooking immersion.  Yes, it’s Rug Hooking Week at Sauder Village.  What a fun week filled with rug hooking friends old and new, a huge rug show, workshops, etc.  I’ll be taking two workshops and also helping out at the Rug Hooking Magazine booth.  I hope you will stop by and say hello.

I will have two rugs in the show.  I haven’t shared these super secret rugs yet, so I’ll do that next Monday.  I can tell you that one features a barn and is part of a Barn Project, spearheaded by Lisanne Miller.  The other one is done in the Hutchinson style and is part of a fun project for Kathy Wright, who will unveil her new book about the Hutchinsons during Rug Hooking Week.  Kathy is the superwoman, who organizes this incredible week of rug hooking.  She is truly amazing!

I’m sure I’ll post some happenings during the week on my FB business page.  While you’re on my FB page, please give it a “Like” if you haven't already.  I'm well on my way to 1,000 Likes and I'd love to get there.  Thanks!

There’s a lot of beauty out there and in the gathering of rug hookers from near and far.

No canine helper today.  Are they on strike?

No canine helper today.  Are they on strike?

I'm trying to consolidate my stuff for Sauder Villagae, because I'm hitching a ride.  Of course, this doesn't include my suitcase.....

I'm trying to consolidate my stuff for Sauder Villagae, because I'm hitching a ride.  Of course, this doesn't include my suitcase.....