It is only hours away from the start of my beginning rug hooking class at Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College tomorrow evening at 6:00 PM. All eleven frames are ready with the projects attached, the wool kits packed and the pile of things to load in the car is almost complete! It's been quite a few late nights in a row for me since I started to get things ready for this class! I mentioned to Dave when he came home for lunch today that all I had left to do was get my outline written down on paper. He laughed saying I'd better get going on that! In all the past classes I've taught I had stuff written down that I had intended to follow and then somewhere in the course of things the list gets ignored and things just kind of progress naturally. But the first session of this three session class has to keep on track. It's a challenge to cover everything in the two hours we have. It goes by so quickly.... so I'm always glad we have two more sessions to cover more material.
Last night I had this idea for a new rug grab hold of me! It HAD to be drawn on linen and wool pulled in colors I had envisioned and partially hooked to see if I liked it! I think I do! I'm hooking in an 8.5 size strip so it's going real quickly. I'm thinking maybe it will be a new paper pattern... we shall see. I'll get my classes underway and then back to the designing table. Gosh.. everything takes so much time in this business! Maybe it's just me getting old! LOL! I'd much rather think like a saying I once heard... " I'm not getting old... I just need to be repotted!"
It's the inspiration for my new design! And of course all the new wools on the shelves around here!
Well that big snow storm is staying south of us! Whew! If you live down around Kansas City stay safe my friends! At least when it snows down there it doesn't stick around too long! We have sub zero temps here still.... oh but next week is supposed to warm up... to 35 degrees! I'll believe it when I feel it!!