Thursday, February 17, 2011

No Rug Hooking Here

I can't seem to hook.  I just don't want to.  I've hooked one small piece since Christmas and it is still sitting on the frame, waiting to be steamed and bound.  I don't like it.  I've been sorting and skeining wool thread for needle punch and I've designed and punched a couple of pieces, but they aren't finished either.  I am a procrastinator, but this is bad even for me.  I am blaming the weather, which is mercifully much warmer today.  March is on its way and I won't have any excuses . . .

My goal for today is to design a runner for a customer who wants the pattern by the Fairfield Rug Show at the end of April.  Hhhmmmm . . .  two and a half months  . . . think I can do it?

A sad note:  Kim Nixon, well-known for her amazing hooked footstools, passed away this week.  My condolences to her family and friends. 

3 comments:

SUE said...

I know what you mean! I haven't hooked since Christmas a all! A goal will help. Take care - SUE

Courtney said...

Sometimes, the creative juices need a vacation! Try a different outlet for a few days...cooking, drawing, knitting, scrap booking, whatever. Shake it up! Do it for a few days and let the rug hooking go. (Despite the deadline) In time, you'll go back to the original art more energized. It's like working out...we hit a plateau and need to work another set of muscles.
Hugs!
Courtney

TamboinMO said...

It's frustrating when you lose your passion for your love, take a break & don't feel guilty about it. We all need some time away. I was so sad to hear of Kim's passing. I had her as a teacher 2 years ago in Maine, she was a bright light.