I want to share a comment from my last blog post that didn't show up in the comment section. It is from my friend Saundra who wrote:
"Kris, you're a big tease and can't wait to see the "full monty."
Well, Saundra, here is the full monty!
This is my Boy Scout rug. It is an adaptation from an antique rug that I saw years and years ago on a trip to an antique market in the Adirondack Mountains. Way back then, I was just a newbie rug hooker and couldn't afford to buy the real thing. My husband and I asked permission to photograph the rug and the seller agreed. I have always wanted to hook my own version of this rug. I love the simple charm of the design. A cabin in the woods in winter. Perfect. I started hooking the road and fence line. It was easy because it was all straight-line hooking. Then my poor design sat for years because I became frustrated with trying to reproduce the lovely wonkiness of the rest of the rug. In December, I had time to hook and decided that this neglected project deserved to be finished. I am delighted that it came out looking fairly similar to the antique rug. It's been a long journey.
PS: I swear if I ever run into the old antique Boy Scout rug again, I will buy it on the spot! But what are the odds of that???