Every year after the Rug Hooking event held at Sauder Village, I am bit by the rug hooking bug. Each year it gets a little "worse"! At first when I tried this traditional American craft, I really didn't think it was for me. Then August rolls around and the wonderful wool vendors and hookers descend on Sauder Village and I am sucked in again. There are mounds and mounds of gorgeous wool just waiting to be touched and purchased.
In the past I've only purchased kits with the strips cut and colors chosen for me. I stepped out of my comfort zone this year and purchased a pattern online prior to the show. With this pattern in hand I entered the show floor. I purchased the background taupe and the house red brick. I did pick up a few other colors for other rugs I have in mind. My Grandmother was a prolific rug hooker and to honor her work done in the early 1900's, I have tried to include reclaimed wool in the few pieces I have hooked. The crow, roof, border and outer petals of the flower are all recycled clothing. I'm wishing I had several yards of the brown - it has subtle flecks of color in it that is very interesting close up.
I'd like to pass on this pattern to someone who would like to hook the design. It is a Buttermilk Basin pattern - "Red Saltbox" 14.5" x 12".
If you leave me a comment on this post saying that you'd like the pattern, I will enter your name into the drawing. Friday night I will draw a name from the entries and contact the winner. Make sure you leave me an email address if you do not have a blog. The only "rule" is you must be a follower of my blog. I've had some people tell me they have a problem posting a comment on my blog. If this is the case, send me an email (firstname.lastname@example.org) with Rug Hooking as the title and I'll enter you in too!
We started school on Tuesday, and so far all 4 of us have survived our first week. Love this picture and I'm sure it will be the last one where our daughter is the tallest! My husband tells me he does miss us when he comes home at lunch time - I think it's because he has to make his own lunch!
Have a great week. ~Ann