Looking ahead.

Is it wrong for me to be so glad that the summer is moving along quickly?  It has been a wicked hot and humid one and I can’t help yearning for the crisp, cool days of autumn.

I’m also looking forward to going to Rug Hooking Week at Sauder Village in Archbold, Ohio, just two weeks away.  It’s a busy, often tiring, week, but I can’t wait to get there!

I’ll be volunteering to help woman the Rug Hooking Magazine booth, hanging the Celebration rugs, taking a workshop with Lisanne Miller and a dye class with Nancy Parcels, and then helping to take down the hundreds of rugs in the rug show on the last day.  Phew! 

I’ll be taking my It’s All Black and White rug for the rug show.  It features our late Boston terrier, Ikey, in the perennial garden.  I hope many of you will be there to experience this fun and inspiring week.

My rug hooking is still on hiatus as I enjoy house guests and family time.

There’s a lot of beauty out there and in the anticipation of things to come.

It’s All Black and White. Ikey will take a posthumous trip to Sauder Village.

It’s All Black and White. Ikey will take a posthumous trip to Sauder Village.

My non-winning entry into this year’s Celebration book. Too bad these pups won’t be at Sauder Village, but they deserve to be seen here. (Photo by Impact Xpozures)

My non-winning entry into this year’s Celebration book. Too bad these pups won’t be at Sauder Village, but they deserve to be seen here. (Photo by Impact Xpozures)