Sunday, December 10, 2017

An Agonizing Decision ~

I think the hardest part about attending a rug camp is deciding what rug to hook.  I will be heading to Jacksonville, FL, mid-January to attend Off the Ocean Rug Hooking Conference.  I know about the camp because of Woolwoman, who has attended the camp every year and this is about the 20th year.  My camp teacher will be Kris Miller which is funny because I know her (she's from Michigan), but I've never had the opportunity to take a class from her.

After perusing many of my hooking books, I've finally decided on a Maggie Bonanomi design from the book "A Day at Sunny Brook", Tulip and Peony.  

I think I will finally have a couple finishes to share with you soon.  Very little hooking has been going on at my house :(

Ernestine loves her daddy and is never far from his side.  She is one special little pug.

Thanks so much for stopping by.
Pug hugs :)


Julie - My Primitive Heart said...

Hi Lauren,
So happy you were able to make a decision on which rug to hook!! I think you picked a winner!! Ernestine is such a doll!! Does she seem to miss Pretty Girl? Love her picture on your sidebar!!!
Hope you have a wonderful week!
Heart Hugs~

Sweet Sue said...

hi lauren ~ excellent choice you've made going with sunny brook, such a timeless beauty, will enjoy seeing your progress. happy holidays to you and yours. wishing you safe travels and fun at camp, enjoy.

marly said...

Florida in mid January? I wouldn't care what the project was! I'm sure you'll love the class and the design you chose. And the weather. Looks like Ernestine is smitten.

acorn hollow said...

I am going to a rug hooking retreat but it is Maine in January! yours sounds way more appealing. Love your choice I am sure it will be wonderful. That is one lucky dog to hang out with you two. very sweet

Mugwump Woolies said...

I was up by Jacksonville this past week and it was freezing! Will more than likely be beautiful weather in January...and fun hooking as well. Love the pattern...Maggie B. is always a great choice!
Have a great week,

The Eveningstitcher said...

Have fun!! Great time to be in Florida...I love the rug you're going to hook. Kris is a wonderful teacher...enjoy!!

Lori from Notforgotten Farm said...

yay! fun times ahead ~ perfect rug choice too...cant wait to see pictures!

WoolenSails said...

Sounds like a fun rug camp and a nice time to go, love your rug choice, that will be a nice one to hook.


Jacqueline said...

Perfect time of year to leave No. Ohio (if you can make it to the airport) for warmer climates. Have a great time. Love that pic of Ernestine.

Saundra said...

You will love Kris and her stories. You'll have to ask her about "Stinky" and his harem. Good choice on any of MB's designs. Oh, and I'm green with envy you are going to camp next month.

Julia said...

Well Lauren, you are living the life so I'm not surprised you're going to Jacksonville Florida.
It sound delightful especially in January. I'm sure you'll have a great time.

Ernestine looks so content like we should all be.

Take care, Hugs, Julia

Farm Girl said...

How fun!! I think you will have a blast! I like your choice of rug designs. I bet you will have so much fun going some place warm. Have a great day today.

Margaret said...

Have a great time at rug camp! So will you be meeting Mel for the first time? So exciting! I had to comment on your last post too -- I want to know where you store everything when you don't have it all out. That's always my issue -- storage! I love seeing all your trees. Amazing and beautiful! Safe travels!

village folk art said...

Hi Lauren, my visits are like "a trip back in time". So wonderful with lots of warm memories. Your choice for arug design is perfect. I love Maggie B's creations too. Lucky you ... going to another one of those camps. Have FUN.

Hope you and yours have a very Merry Christmas with Peace and Blessings for ALL,

Three Sheep Studio said...

Really like your choice of rug to hook while at camp ! Hopefully you will be enjoying some warm weather in Florida.

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