I love this rug ~ done in a class with Emma Lou Lais ~ and because I didn't label my rugs then, I don't know when it was hooked! Good lesson in labeling your rugs! Emma Lou had this pattern with her and a similar one is on her website ~ but it's not drawn just this way ~ it might be a one-of-a-kind!! Emma Lou is very into textures but when I asked if she minded if I used a vintage army blanket for the background, she was all for it! It was pretty flat looking, so I used some of my hand-dyed here and there to pick it up a little ~ and an old pin that I had bought at an auction, kind of set it off! It will always be one of my favorite pieces ~ more for the memories of hooking with Emma Lou ~ an absolutely great gal ~ who used to be a big band singer many years ago! She sang for us one evening and her voice was still like a song bird!
This has been a quiet week ~ lots of ball games ~ graduation parties and birthday parties! The great granddaughter was one year old last Saturday! And my husband's high school class had a 65th birthday gathering as most all will turn 65 sometime in this year ~ it was kind of fun ~ Sonny got to see his friends Roger & Fred ~ and I got to sit next to a fellow who shared with me (three different times) that he was a millionaire!!!!!!!! And that when he and his girlfriend go dancing in Arizona in the winter, that they dress like a cowboy and a cowgirl!!!!!!! And that he's bought her many cowgirl outfits and hats to match!!!!! And his girlfriend happens to be the old wife of Sonny's friend, Fred!!!!! And we all sat together!!!!! I said it was a quiet week? Now that's funny!!
On Tuesday, I have a luncheon for a Red Hat group ~ so, as usual lots to do ~ we are home this weekend as there was a graduation party last night for my great nephew. It seemed prudent to stay home the rest of the weekend and get a head start on the meal planning and grocery shopping for Tuesday. Right now it's raining and pretty gloomy out ~ it would be a great day to hook ~ I haven't done that in several weeks!! That floral stair riser that I was working on is still on the frame ~ it's for a challenge for a hook-in next week ~ wonder if it will be done!! My friend, Heidi, said hers isn't going to finished ~ it's a great little pattern but evidently not our style!!!! Stay tuned!
I hope you're having a good weekend ~ have fun!
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