In the past I have taken 3 plastic containers of wool; one would hold the colors (red, blue, green gold, etc.), another would contain background options (dark and light), the 3rd would contain choices for the main motif whether it be sheep, lion, deer, etc.
However, when it is my turn with Barb at the color planning table it requires me to haul the awkward containers over to her and then back again. This year is going to be a little different and more organized.
This time I have cut wide strips which I've pinned and put on a ring. I will take more yardage of each of those wools and keep the plastic container near my seat. But this is what I will conveniently take to Barb each time it is my turn to visit for the next color planning. This will be much more manageable for her and me. I still have some green and background colors to pull but you get the idea.
This is the pattern I will be taking to Barb's and was a design that my dear friend Evelyn Lawrence sent to me. I mentioned that I wanted to hook an antique tapestry lion. She said she had one she hadn't hooked and was sending it to me. Bless her heart, she had even done the research on the original antique shirred rug and sent along a picture of the original antique rug made in 1840.
I'm sure that Barb will do the "Barb magic" to make my rug even more delightful than the antique rug. As you can see it is a very primitive and naive design which is JUST MY STYLE!!!!!!
Oh, and do you remember my wool room when it was all nice and tidy? Unfortunately it is now on the down spiral and destined for destruction. What you can't see are the heaps of wool on the wonderful antique ice cream parlor table to the left.
So then when I get back from rug camp it will just be worse because. But right now I'm having too much fun getting ready for rug camp.