Oh this is a funny twist of a post. .... SORRY. I took pictures of my wool, the design I plan to hook and then all of a sudden I'm taking a hard right hand turn. It is just the way my mind is going at the time so bear with me and you'll see everything in another post.
Normally I hook vintage or antique adaptations since those go well with the antiques in my home. But sometimes I see a design which just drives me crazy. Okay, so LOTS of designs drive me crazy. And this is why the post changed ~ because the rug I'm hooking at camp is different and more colorful than I normally hook. AnyHOO.... to continue.....
Then when going to rug camps was exposed to Gail DeFresne, Bev Conway and other hookers who use color. So one year when I was signed up for a Bev Conway class I really had planned to hook Deanne Fitzpatrick's "Coastal Girls" rug. Man did I like those slim girly girls with their scarfs floating in the breeze.
BUT....much as I tried to get into the moment with the wonderful design it just wasn't me at the time. My husband had just decided to divorce me so there was a wounded older woman's heart speaking out. It was an older but wiser woman who had already been where those other gals had been.
So my project with Bev was what I call the Olde Gals. No it is not my original design but one that I received permission to hook from the quilter. I took some creative license, enlarged most of their butts and put seams down their nylon hose. So for me it was a group of older women who were wearing their out-of-date clothing, liked who they are and they are happy. I'd suspect they are hookers and just taking a break from rug camp.
And, BTW, this was in a former ATHA magazine about about 5 years ago.
Sorry, but once again BLOGGER is not working. I tried to do the spell check (NOT WORKING) so who knows what you'll read tomorrow. And am glad that the rug camp pics aren't on here.