That is my excuse for my absence. Not an original one, but an honest one.
First there was the Annual in Kingston, which was great. Every year has its own little quirks and this one was no different. We stayed in an older conference centre that has been updated and was quite good from an accommodations point of view.
The rug show was excellent, though my pictures from my iphone do not support that statement. I am very disappointed. I wonder if it was because I only got to see the show on Sunday when it was open to the public and I was constantly zigging and zagging around other viewers? Or just bad photos.
At any rate, I had a definite favourite rug and a picture that is good enough to share. It did not win an award, but it was definitely a crowd favourite!!
Isn't it delightful? It was hooked by a member of London Ontario's Simply Hooked branch and is called "For Lynette". It is a compilation of her children's artwork - Jacob, Kate and William. I love every single thing in the rug, from the colours to the borders. It is the kind of piece that would make you smile no matter how many times you looked at it.
Since I am preparing for a Primitive class at the end of the month, my head is definitely in that space right now and perhaps that is why I adored this so much. I have to go through my kids' artwork and see what I can come up with.
The Primitive lesson planning is also seeping into a "challenge mat" that I have to design for Rug Beat. They published an article I wrote on the Challenges in a Challenge - and asked me to come up with one to go with the article. Obviously, I will have to participate in my own challenge, so I have a few ideas in mind - one being a Primitive treatment and one being anything BUT. If you want to see what the challenge is, click your way over to Rug Beat.
My other incredible news is that I am going to be a "Grand" - before the end of the year. This is very exciting for Rick and I and for Laura (daughter) and her partner Kris. It all happened a little faster than they were planning, but it was definitely planned. What a wonderful Christmas it will be.
So now all those hexipuffs have a definite purpose and a "due date" lol. And I can see a lot of hooking, knitting, quilting projects over the next several weeks, months, years.
This is definitely a club in which I am happy to become a member.