Happy Easter to all my blogger, hooker and follower friends. First of all... Sue Swank, I got a chuckle at your comment and it started a frenzy. Wanted to reply personally but you are a "NO-REPLY Blogger" so my message would not have gotten to you. There is a way to remedy that ~ just Google the main words.
To those friends who suggested I just sit and hook, forget vacuuming and weeding, that is exactly what I did (uh, didn't do). So it is possible the rug will be finished this weekend.
On my harvest table is a rug design by Claire Murray, a school photo of my handsome 13 year old grandson, basket of applique eggs and a hooked Easter egg. The Easter egg was hooked as an accompaniment to a rabbit which sold a few years ago. As the rabbit and egg were priced separately the person only wanted the rabbit still have the egg.
OH..... for you newbies who want to try rug punching with either wool strips or wool yarn just remember to not buy patterns with words because you punch from the bottom. Which means when you flip the rug over it would NOT say WELCOME... it would say EMOCLEW. So keep that in mind for the design you choose to punch.
This is the very first time I've decorated with the Claire Murray rug ~ for years it has been rolled up in a tote and taken to shows to sell. I can see it in a child's room, a cottage chic white wicker room but in my house only for Easter.
Happy Easter everyone.