Ta da! My first hooked rug!
I worked on my mat in the evenings during the last two weeks while the construction was going on as a way to relieve some of the stress and lo and behold…I finished it! Right now it’s sitting on top of the pine blanket box in our living room.
Tuesday is the day we gather at the Moose River Rug Hooking Studio for our hook in so I took my mat over to show the gals. Kathy, who is an amazing hooker and is pictured below, showed me how to iron/block it.
What a great group of gals! Everyone works on a project while sharing stories, laughs and assistance to those who need it . The studio provides tea and coffee and we bring the goodies. By the time I took this photo, most of the goodies had mysteriously disappeared! *wink*
We had heavy rains yesterday that turned to ice overnight so today’s group was smaller than usual.
Here’s Diane working away on her mat which is going to be gorgeous when finished.
Have a closer look…
Everyone keeps busy…
Inspired by all the gorgeous rugs on display in the shop.
And my wool stash continues to grow because after all…would you be able to walk by all this incredible wool and not buy any? I can’t!
I have my next hooking project ready to go but I won’t be starting on that until we get the floors painted in my studio and Mr. PQ’s office and everything gets put back in place. That will probably take at least another week.
In the interim, all our clothing has been unpacked and hung in our new closets. Yay! It was like Christmas all over again!
Slowly but surely, we’re getting there. We’re hoping that by this time next week, we’ll be home at last.
Note to Mary in Michigan:
You emailed me with respect to having difficulties downloading Blocks 10, 11 and 12 of my Raggedy & Friends BOM. Unfortunately you came up as ‘no-reply’ meaning that I have no way to get in touch with you. Please email me with your email address and I’ll send you the PDF file as an attachment with my reply.
P.S. I just snapped this picture looking out our kitchen window at the sunset over the Annapolis Basin of the Bay of Fundy. (6:05 p.m. Atlantic Time) Honestly, the photo does not do it justice. The colors are spectacular.