Seems like forever since I've posted about rug hooking. Life has been full of graduation and gardening. I want to get the yard in shape now that the renovation is complete. We are having a party in a few weeks to celebrate all the good things that happen this June: Clara's graduation from college, her 22nd birthday, and our 25th anniversary. (I wanted a cruise down the Nile, but Pete thinks I'm kidding. I'm not!) So the yard and the house need to be in tip top shape.
I have been working on a rug -- forever! I am finishing a rug for my lovely friend Lucille, who cannot hook anymore. I posted about it over a year ago -- listed it as one of my ufos. I struggle to hook other people's patterns. I don't know why I find it so difficult. And to finish a partially hooked rug is almost worse. I hook much tighter than Lucille, so I re-hooked a lot. She didn't have enough wool for all the elements or the background, so I had to match that as best I could and integrate it into what was already hooked, which meant ripping and re-hooking once again. It is nearly finished now, and I think she will be pleased with it -- even though it is a year late! I cannot wait to hook one of my own new designs again!