.... the wonderful wizard of OZ. Okay, not really, but I am leaving for a hooking work shop on Sunday and hoping the wonderful wizard will give me my 'play' back.
I've been buying wool from Betsy for years, we've written funny notes to each other during that time, but I've never met her. This will be a fun few days if only for that. And I'm looking forward to hooking with hand torn strips, something I've never done before. That is as long as my hand can endure it.
In choosing a pattern I searched thru the Kopp book, my pictures of antique rugs saved over the years of ones I wished to replicate and was particularly looking for something that could adapt to a very wide cut with simple easy lines. There were a few options and I chose this one. Mine will only measure about 20 x 20 so am guessing it will go fast. Therefore plan to take an extra piece of linen just in case I need to keep myself busy or if my hands give out with hand torn.
Sunday evening at the hotel I'll work a little more on the Long Island Farm. This is how this fun rug is looking now. And I've already decided where it will hang. I'm not opposed to rugs being on the floor but want this one to hang since it makes me smile. It is a design by Lucille Festa and measures 24 x 26.
Tomorrow will be a busy day for me and while I'm hoping to make a post before I leave, can't promise. I've soup to make for my house/Ben sitter, house to clean (the quick version), and load up my van so I'm ready to go on Sunday.
This is just a 3 day workshop and there are just 3 teachers usually. But it is still fun time getting to meet old friends who love the same thing you do. And hey, what's not to like about having someone fix your meals 3X per day while you get to hook?
Have a great weekend everyone. Woolley hugs and lotsa luv.