I suppose you've all been watching the Olympics! I've caught bits and glimpses of it. I like to catch up on what's happening on the evening news. I marvel at the fit and trim athletes and their intense focus on winning. The gold medal is the highest sought after reward for their hard work.
I've been going for a little gold of my own here lately. The kind you can only get when wool meets the dye pot and simmers up some of the most luscious gold colors on the planet!
My quest for the perfect gold resulted in a few of the pieces you see above.
What I'm after is a great sunflower gold! I think a couple of the pieces will be perfect for my next rug design. I hope to begin hooking it shortly so I can show you! I am going a little nutty with the color planning. Sometimes this happens where I can't decide which way to go with a new design. The choices are too wide open. Dark background or light? Expected colors or not? Wide cut or not? All the things one must decide before hooking.
This morning after breakfast found me playing in the dye pots again.
Guess I got a little carried away with the chartreuse and key lime! Oh well..... Halloween is not that far off! LOL! Seriously though there is a method to my madness! It has to do with my next paper pattern release. The "Sassy Sunflower" rug which I designed a couple of years ago. The paper patterns will be ready this week if all goes as planned. I'll make an announcement here so you know when it's ready and listed on my pattern selling blog.
Back to the studio for me!
See ya soon!
p.s. For you local hookers and you gals from Duluth and Washburn...... If anyone is up to hooking this week I am planning on Thursday August 2nd to meet here at 2:00 pm. The studio has lots of new wool! Hope to see you!