Confession: I'm a part time hooker.
Every year when I attend the Rug Hooking show at Sauder Village in Archbold Ohio, the bug bites me a little harder. Each year, I venture farther and farther into this wool hobby of mine. I always feel so intimidated when I attend the show, the feeling I have that my hooking will never be that good, I wish I could combine colors like that, etc.
Attending the show this year with my blog friend and now real life friend Lauren of Rugs and Pugs was like having my own private tour guide. Thank you so much Lauren.
My purchases at the show:
Pumpkin Kit by Wendy Miller of Red Salt Box
Purchasing a kit is my favorite! Someone else has taken the time to pull together all the wools and cut the strips. I don't have a cutter so I have to resort to my rotary cutting tool & mat. This pumpkin kit included antique paisley strips to hook into the pumpkin.
I was brave enough to purchase 2 patterns - one of them Antique Florals by Wendy Miller of The Red Salt Box.
My progress on this one so far - I LOVE rugs with dark backgrounds and simple designs. I added the year to this one - not sure I'm happy with it. What do you think - should I take out the 2012? The corners just seem so big with nothing in them.
I recently did a swap with Saundra of Woodland Junction blog. I sent her one of my Rug Hooker's Tote baskets.
This purse that she hooked is gorgeous. The hooking is perfect and her finishing is WOW! Her attention to detail is wonderful - the lining is sewn in with such care.
If you aren't a hooker, but want a hooked piece, check out Saundra's blog for a link to her website. I highly recommend her work.
I can't wait to carry this little purse - until then, it will hang on my peg rack by our front door. Great for my fall decorating!
Completely off topic - we have a Senior. How did this happen, she was in kindergarten with Mrs. Nicholls yesterday!
Last Friday night at the football game, all Senior athletes and their parents are introduced. Carrie is one of 3 Sr. girls running Cross Country.
In just a few short months she'll be off to college and I'll be living with all boys. Who is going to paint my nails? Who will let me braid their hair? The only boy with hair long enough for me to french braid is Shadow.....
Have a great week!