Shortly after yesterday's post was sent I received an email asking if I would be interested in selling my Nantucket Broom Ride rug (below).
Lori Brechlin and sold by Spruce Ridge Studios.
It was hooked in a class with Kris Miller at Cape May where I have attended camp since 2003. A class with Kris is always fun and interesting. By the last day we thought we'd figured out how I could get the purple dress I wanted. We chose wool to outline the witch and to show arms even tho the colors were close in value with the background.
Came home and worked our plan but it just wasn't working. As always I took you followers on my hooking journey via the BLOG. Hey, you guys know I always do that with all my rugs ~ show what I've pulled out, replaced. It's like standard operating procedure to share my torture, 😀.
Then while walking my handsome boy Ben (miss you sweet boy) ended up with cellulitis in my arm by his thrashing about wanting to chase a vehicle. Went to doctor, got meds and Barb Carroll was worried about me. Sweet Barb reads my blog and we keep in touch.
Shortly after I received a package in the mail with several pieces of wool for dress outline, dress and hat wool...you name it and I got it. Could not believe her generosity, but she said...."I considered it a get well card".
They weren't huge pieces because Barb knows how much wool a certain motif will take. That was something I noticed taking classes with her. If I purchased a piece of wool from her for my rug, she would rip off a strip and there was usually a couple strips left after the rug was done. No waste and she doesn't sell you anything you don't need or want. Quite an honorable and humble woman.
Barb even suggested the green scarf flowing behind the witch as well as the red hair. Great suggestions which I adapted in the pattern. Love you Barb Carroll!