Good day blog friends !
I say "fickle" because we've had the coldest weather this winter in February and now back to record highs again. I know I know - it is Florida and many of my northern and Midwestern friends would scoff at my complaining after the record bearing winter you've had to suffer with. Well I always seem to start my blog with weather reports but I really wanted to report on Off the Ocean rug camp.
This was the 20th year of OTO. It started off in 1999 as On the Ocean and was held at Atlantic Beach. As it turns out there are 2 teachers and 2 students who have attended all 20 of these rug camps. My DF Annie T, teachers Sibyl Osika and Diane Stoffel and the director Katie Puckett. Katie's mom Judy Colley who is now suffering with Alzheimers started this camp and they co-directed up until about 5 years ago. Such a sad and horrific disease.
So I once again was in Diane's class. I saw this rug on Facebook and you could order the paper pattern thru Etsy. I'm sorry - I don't remember the name of the designer. I'm afraid camp didn't go too well for me this year. It started on Friday night and that went well, Saturday was good but by Sunday I wasn't feeling quite right. I thought I had a sinus problem because my face was hurting, also my jaw in that area. By Monday I was hurting more and decided OH SHOOT - maybe it's that tooth the dentist said 2 years ago I needed a root canal. Called the dentist office and no answer. Monday night was hateful - didn't sleep much and was taking motrin for the pain and swelling but by Tues that wasn't even touching the pain. Got a dental appt. for Wed. so I went over to class on Tues (yes thankfully it's a local camp for me) and I tried real hard to work and focus but I was just in so much pain I packed up all my stuff and I was out of there.
So here is the very cool Alice in Wonderland rug and her falling down the rabbit hole. When I left camp I had very little done - actually I got more done than I would have thought considering how I was feeling. This rug is wool all dyed by Diane. It is mostly in a 4 cut for my rug hooking friends and there is quite a bit of 3 for small detail. The rug is 24" X 36" on linen backing.
I'm sorry I didn't stick around for our class "thrown down" - It would have been nice to have photos of the class progress. I also didn't get any photos of the exhibit. Just wasn't feeling up to par.
Thanks for commenting on my blog - I appreciate them all. my best to everyone and I hope your new year is shaping up just the way you hoped it would.
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