Saturday, February 19, 2011
Winner! Winner! Chicken Dinner!
This has been a lucky month for me, in many large and small ways, but the win that delighted me the most was the result of posting a picture of our grandaughter's birthday rug, on Rug Hooking Daily in the 10 Minute Rug Hookers Group. The purpose of this group is to encourage using 10 minutes every day doing rug hooking. Now although my favorite form of rug hooking activity involves pulling wool through the backing, April has made it clear that other kinds of things like dyeing, sketching or making your foundation, cutting wool for a project also count. So if you've been thinking about joining, but think you might not be able to keep up, give it a try! It has given me the impetus to dye my own palette in 8 color strips, draw several patterns of my own, and definitely finish much more than I had previously. (My biggest problem could have been to limit it to 10 minutes.) Being retired, but busy does make that a beginning not a limitation.
April is one of the most generous people I've known in the rug hooking community. If you are a rug hooker, you know that generosity is a trait common to those people who create. But none the less she would be near the top of my list for a lifetime. She shares knowledge freely, and has helped me to grow as a fiber artist without a doubt to me.
She gives prizes to people who finish projects, and post a picture of the finished rug, purse, or whatever. I was one of the lucky winners this time! I received an apron with the motto "Dyeing to Hook" and a pack of palette wool from her as well. I requested her Macintosh Million 101 ~ Red. (Haven't seen a batch of her wool I didn't want)
Hi, Margaret! ;)