Making order out of chaos.

As I was designing my I Love My OCD rug, I had to laugh  I drew it freehand onto the linen, changed my mind about things, drew over the original lines, looked at it again, made more changes, and so on.  This is a metaphor for how I think of my personal OCD.  To me it means “making order out of chaos”, and that is what I’m trying to do with this pattern.

My ultimate plan is to do some stash-busting, hit-or-miss areas radiating out from the center.  How many times have I tried to bust my enormous stash of noodles/worms?  Optimism lingers as I plan to use a lot of these noodles.  I may even over-dye some of them to make them more useful.  Hope springs eternal.

This past week I was reminded that I have several rugs to design, hook. and finish.  These are in the super-secret category, which means I cannot share them yet.  One has been completed, another one needs a bit more hooking done and then the binding [I do love to bind] and the third one I haven’t even designed yet!  I wish design ideas would just come without trying, but that’s not how it works with me.

So, using my personal metaphor, I will try to make order out of chaos this week.  I hope your week will go well and be filled with creativity.

There’s a lot of beauty out there and in the studio of a busy rug hooker.

My design and some of the many worms stored in 2 gallon bags by color. That’s about to change.

My design and some of the many worms stored in 2 gallon bags by color. That’s about to change.