The rug for today is named The Forest Journey and it is an adaptation from PJ Rankin-Hults folk art. I hooked this several years ago and this is another rug that practically hooked itself. I had so much fun with color planning the animals...I definitely wanted the goat to be white (just like some of my goat-guys) and I wanted a purple bunny!
This rug also brings back memories of ... my small close-call with fame!
See the rug in the picture? That's me working on The Forest Journey. I used to vend and teach a yearly mini-workshop at the Mt. Bruce Sheep and Wool Festival in Romeo, Michigan. One year, Better Homes And Gardens sent a photographer and some models to the festival and they photographed various activities during the week-end. They came to me and asked if I would pose in a photo shoot with my rug hooking! I was so excited...and a little intimidated by all of the hoop-lah! Afterward, the photographer thought my pictures just might have a shot at making the pages of the magazine article and he gave me a souvenir Polaroid photo. Alas, my shot at fame never came to be, as we found out that the editors decided to drop the article and it was never published. *sigh*
At least I have my little Polaroid as a remembrance....