For the past year, I haven't picked up a rug hook. I don't know what happened along the way, but I just could never get in the mood to hook. I have about 3 UFO's sitting on my shelf..and I really hate not finishing what I start, but I just cannot seem to get to those 3 projects completed. So, I think that's what did it. It put me into a rughooking "funk"!
Yesterday, I was thinking about hooking a rug using beautiful blues...indigo blues, royal blues, navy blues...thinking about how I could dye the wool that I have into beautiful blues. I have mostly reds, browns, greys, greens, and off white in my stash.....hardly any blue. So, today I bit the bullet. I dug out my "Two dye or Not Two Dye" book by Sue Hoss. She uses only two dyes from the Cushing Perfection Dyes to make the most beautiful primitive shades for wool! Her instructions are foolproof, or I should say, "Idiot proof"! It is a rare day that I have time to start a new adventure, but I have to admit, it was quite enjoyable. I just took my time, and enjoyed the process. I am also excited to start a new design, one that I have already sketched out.
I guess it is just a fact of life with women who share the love of any kind of needlework or craft...there are going to be unfinished works of art sitting on a shelf or in a closet. The real test is...just being able to get over the hump and do what makes your heart sing!