Back in October I attended the Brandywine Hook-in with my fellow Magdalena Rug Hookers. It was a fun day filled with networking, shopping, reconnecting with rug hooking friends from near and far, and the winning of a door prize!
I won a very substantial amount of wool, which was donated from a retired rug hooker’s stash. It is all wonderful plaids and other as-is wool in mostly quarter-yard pieces. I didn’t immediately undo the package containing all of this wooly goodness, but enjoyed looking at it and waiting for the perfect opportunity to use it. That opportunity arrived last month.
I donated a future hooked rug to an auction for the MSPCA-Angell animal adoption center on Cape Cod. The excited winner emailed me with a photo of her two beautiful German Shorthaired Pointers, which will be the subject of her hooked rug.
The photo excited me and got my creative juices running and I ran for the package of the wool I had won. I got busy washing and drying the wool and much of it will be perfect for hooking these dogs. I love the idea that I won the wool and it will be used to hook a rug that someone else won. Synergy at its best!
I will share my progress with the auction rug of Sydney and Whiskey [the dogs’ names] as I go along. I know I’ll be consulting Judy Carter’s Hooking Animals book for tips.
Our son arrives today for a visit. He lives on the west coast, so we don’t get to see him very often. I hope he likes pork and sauerkraut, because here in PA Dutch country, we always eat that meal on New Year’s Day for good luck in the coming year. I could use some good luck, how about you?
Happy New Year to you all and thank you for spending a bit of each Monday with me.
There’s a lot of beauty out there and in the pairing of the right wool with the right rug.