Sunday, June 26, 2011
I hurt my back yesterday. But it was a good thing.
Really, I couldn't work. So I got to sit out by the pool and pretend
I was at a resort. Then I went swimming, which really did help ease
the pain. Then I did something I haven't done in a long time. I was
cleaning out my old magazines and I ran across my old rug hooking
magazines. They were from 2000 and earlier. I am so glad I have held
on to them. I have wanted to be a "hooker," for a long time. :)
Anyway, I ran across this pattern that I fell madly in love with, I found
myself catching my breath. Today my husband fooled around with the scanner
until he was able to enlarge it and I was able to get a pattern from it.
There was a column for beginners like me. I felt really like
I got to go to a class. She explained so much to me. In the magazine
it has the directions that you are supposed to hook to make it look like hers.
Here is her lovely rug, the lady's name by the way is Patti Patrick
This rug is called Pumpkin Moonshine she did it from a painting by
This is the picture from the magazine. She has directions for
dying your own wool with all of the measurements. Which I might
try some other time, she makes it sound so easy. I felt like
I spent the whole day at a rug hooking class.
I also wanted to ask if any of my rug hooking friends have ever seen
a rug hook like this. There is the regular rug hook at one end and I am not
sure but I think this is some kind of a proddy tool?? I don't know.
I decided to visit web sites to see if I could find one like it and I didn't find one.
I have other rug hooks but I always come back to this one. Maybe because it is
the one I learned on but I love the weight of it in my hands.
I have always wondered what you would use it for. I don't
even remember where I bought it from back in the day.
I have some other little mats I am going to make before I make this pretty
little rug, who will go on the wall.
So having a hurt back sometimes is good. It is sad though, my husband
and I were sitting out by the pool and all we could do was talk about work
and all of the things we still want to do.
It was a good day.