FINALLY!!! Years ago for a Christmas gift, my husband purchased this rug as a kit! Meaning the strips were already cut and all I needed to do was begin hooking! I started out using a large hoop but it soon became hard to keep it tight so I put it away for a while! A couple of years later he purchased me a nice hooking frame so I was able to get back to work! No more excuses.... right! It still took me a couple of years........ only getting it out to work on during the winter and in between crafting!
If it wasn't for Kathy~Rugs of Mine... in Time I still probably wouldn't have it finished!!! I found her blog about a year ago and noticed she lived in a nearby town and was talking about a hook-in at a local wool shop!!! Oh my gosh I found heaven!!! The place is Grant Street WoolWorks in Chambersburg, PA! Kathy works there and every Thursday they have a hook-in! Linda, the owner and Kathy are so helpful and willing to share their expertise on hooking!!! I had no idea if I was doing this hooking correctly .......so it was so nice to be able to take it to them and get advice! Kathy showed me how to finish the edges and I'm very thankful for that!! The designer of the rug is Laurice Heath and it was dated 2000!
I hope to make more time for myself this year and attend more hook-ins so my next project doesn't take as long to complete! With the help of Kathy I picked out some of the wonderful wools in the shop and have the strips ready to go!