Back to normal..... almost.

After a whirlwind trip to Sauder Village Rug Hooking Week in Ohio, which came on the heels of a visit from our son and his family, I’m ready to get back to “normal”.  Normal for me is a quiet life surrounded by dogs and chickens and plenty of time to hover over the rug hooking frame.

In the meantime, while waiting for normalcy to return, I’ll share a photo of my until-now super secret rug that was in the Sauder rug show.  The title of the rug is Fickle Finger of Fate, and it was designed and hooked by me for a group project spearheaded by Lisanne Miller.  The theme of this group project is, “a door closes - a window opens”.

I must confess that this theme really threw me for a loop.  Luckily, I had a lot of time in which to complete my rug, because it took me a lot of time to decide on a design. My interpretation of the theme is that when you come to a roadblock in your life, you may want to consult someone who is in touch with his or her sixth sense.  So, why not visit a palm reader to get some guidance for your future?

Another excellent Sauder Village Rug Hooking Week is in the books and I’m already looking forward to next year. 

There’s a lot of beauty out there and in the convergence of rug hookers from all points on the map.

Fickle Finger of Fate, 16" diameter. Wool cloth strips, embroidery, trapunto, silk and button embellishment on linen foundation.  Photo by Impact Expozures.

Fickle Finger of Fate, 16" diameter. Wool cloth strips, embroidery, trapunto, silk and button embellishment on linen foundation.  Photo by Impact Expozures.