So far I haven't gotten to the frenzied child stage of anticipation of Santa (a/k/a Cape May) so that is still yet to come as it usually does for every rug camp. As old as I am and for as many rug camps I've attended you'd think I'd have outgrown that by now. Perhaps it is because I haven't attended nearly as many rug camps as some hookers I know, but even if I had truly doubt that frenzy would have dissipated by now.
It is now less than two weeks away until camp and I'm slowly making progress. The wool pulling for the rug to be hooked has begun but will do another inventory closer to departure date and will probably add more wool rather than remove.
Okay, okay, I know you've been biting your nails wondering what I'm hooking in Bev's class. It is a design that stopped my heart oh so many years ago when first infatuated with rug hooking. It is a design by Vermont Folk Art and this is the rug which was posted on their web site at that time. It was hooked by Rebecca Erb (I'm sure you hookers know who that woman is) but this is the only picture I've ever seen hooked. SO..... IF any of you have pictures or know of someone who has hooked this design I surely would love to see other people's adaptations of it. The design name is Wee Folk.
Woolley Fox in May I had a new system that I tried out. Instead of carrying 3 full totes of wool down to the basement I carried wool samples on rings as my 'offering' and had more of each of the wools in totes in the van. That way, when she viewed my wool to make color planning choices I could retrieve the larger pieces from my van that she had chosen for the rug. This way there is also less hauling totes from the classroom back to the van when leaving. So on one ring I have wool of the brighter colors, background and border offerings, on the other I'm trying to limit that to just the critter colors. But depending on how heavy one ring gets I just might move the background and border colors to the other ring. And, it appears the one ring will be heaveier so the move seems eminent.
So now not only am I challenged with getting ready for rug camp but also have to clean my house before my house and Ben sitter comes. My house is full of rug snippets and probably cob webs since they are getting ready for autumn.
Thanks for stopping by and maybe I'll have an update on my Duck's and Egg Nest tomorrow.