Wednesday, December 1, 2010

CREATIVE RUG HOOKING BLOG CHALLENGE 2011 ~ ~ ~

In an effort to expand our rug hooking creativity,  Maria Barton, Kris Miller, Alice Strebel ~  and me  ~ have joined together to challenge one another to come up with fresh new ideas for rug hooking projects. After Maria dropped me off from our recent Woolley Fox trip, her imagination ran wild on her drive back home and she came up with this fun idea!  Do you all know how honored I am to be included in such good company?!!  This will be more of a 'challenge' for me than you know! I'm hanging with the big girls, now!

This is how the challenge will work ~  over the next few months, one of us will take the lead and will send items to the others to use in our rug hooking project. The only requirements are that the project involve rug hooking and all items received be used in the challenge. The leader of the challenge can designate a theme if she wishes.

We will have deadlines for the projects and will post the deadline along with the items received for the challenge on our blogs,  hopefully on the 20th of the month. The day of the deadline, we will post on our blogs our finished project along with links to the other participants'  finished projects. Our hope in this challenge, is to inspire you to think outside the box, use new materials in your rug hooking projects and to be creative. If you would like to participate in the challenge with us, you can contact the leader of the challenge to purchase the items. Thanks for allowing us to share the works of our hands with you!

Maria was the first to send her packet of goodies ~ here they are ~ pipe cleaners, wire, a button, a felted wool ball, ribbon and a great dangly ornament!!  Let the fun begin!! 

The grande plan is to publish our finished goods on December 20th ~ which in itself is a challenge because we're all busy women ~ but we think we can do it!!  Stay tuned!

Today is our first snow of the season ~ maybe it will help me create a fun little piece for the challenge ~ kind of put me in the spirit of things!!

Alice

8 comments:

Ronda said...

Sounds awesome,,,can't wait to see how the creativity swirls!!

Rugs and Pugs said...

Alice ~
I'm sure you come up with something absolutely WONDERFUL!!!
Hugs :)
Lauren

acorn hollow said...

ohhh how fun! I would love to do something like that but there is no way I could fit that in now before the holidays. If something like that happens after the holidays let me know.
Cathy

Myglorystars said...

What do you mean running with the big girls, you are a big girl also, dont be scared you can do it and it is gonna be amazing, cant wait to see!!

Gayle said...

This sounds like it will be wonderful and a great way to think outside the box - I look forward to seeing the projects as they emerge from your work rooms!

Joni of Fully Wooly Primitives said...

Can't wait to see what you all come up with! this is so exciting...

Trudy said...

Alice,

I look forward to seeing what you will create! What a great idea.

Trudy

Wendie Scott Davis said...

Catching up on your posts and this challenge sounds great. Will check back on the 20th to see what you came up with.