Monday, April 21, 2014
I don't talk about all the other interests I have much because my business has kept me so busy lately that I just don't have time to do much anymore. I hope to get things settled down one of these days and be able to devote a little bit more to the "me" time activities again. Ha!
My Mother got me started with primitive rug hooking when I moved back to Nebraska in 2004. It involves using a hook to pull strips of wool, anywhere from 1/2 to spaghetti thin inch wool strips, through a a piece of loosely woven linen. I typically buy my linen with the patterns designed by one of the many, many talented individuals out there, but occasionally I have been challenged to design and draw my own to hook.
This particular piece was from a Rug Hooking Retreat in 2013, and finished by me last winter. The design is by Cammie Bruce and the rug is called "Spot the Horse".
I love how the spots on the horse are mimicked in the background.
So there you have it, another little piece of me. I find that I am much happier when I have artistic pursuits in all their different forms. I like to paint, I like to rug hook, I occasionally sew and stitch, and I used to dabble in stained glass. Each one brings me much joy and keeps my hands busy. I'm not very good at just sitting still with nothing in my hands!
How about you? What hidden talents or other pursuits do you have?
Wishing you Sunshine this week!