The last few months I’ve had a feeling that I’ve been chasing my tail….going in circles……spinning out of control.
I’ve been fortunate that my local group of hookers has grown and grown over the past few years and I’m finally to the point where I have to step back and take a closer look at “realistically” what I CAN do and what I WANT to do.
I spend a lot of time dyeing wool…..that’s something that I love to do. I love to try new recipes and make up some of my own along the way. I love to take pictures and share what I’m doing here on my blog. However, the length of time that I spend on the computer loading pictures and descriptions to eBay, ecrater and the like has started to become a real “time suck” for me.
I’ve got the itch to really spend more time on hooking and creating…..so I’ve decided to take a little hiatus to work on rugs and creativity and move my life around just a bit to make it a better fit for me. Yes, I’ll be posting some wools on here as I dye them and from time to time I’ll have wools for sale here and my best buddy, Renee, will be keeping the dye pots going for eBay……in all honesty she’s been the main person running our eBay store for the last few months while I’ve been trying to keep my head above water with everything else.
So what’s staying, what’s going, what’s changing?
1) For now I’m putting the ecrater store on HOLD status
2) I’m turning the eBay store over to Renee
3) I’m going to keep blogging…it’s a good way for me to express myself
4) I’m going to be hooking a LOT more and hopefully be creating lots of wonderful wools for my bloggers and local girls/guys
Here is a preview of the rug I started last night with the help of Kenny. I drew the squares and he filled them in with circles. It’s about 6 foot long and 2 foot wide.
I was inspired to do this after seeing this rug that Debe posted on Wool Snippets. (I hope to be more active there as well)I was in a class with Debe that we took from Abby Vakay and Debe is so inspiring in that she takes what she has learned from a teacher and applies it. Abby told us that for a rug to really work it needs to have dark and light, dull and bright. That is exactly what Debe has done in her “Bent Squares” rug and that’s what I’m hoping to accomplish in the “going in circles” rug that I started last night.
I’m hoping that it’s the first in a series of “co-created” rugs for my home. My husband is great in the “design arena” and is also working on a series of rugs for our dining room.
Go forth and be creative,