Saturday, August 01, 2009
The Ten Minute Challenge
I'm going to take on the Ten Minute Challenge posed on April Deconick's blog Red Jack Rugs http://redjackrugs.blogspot.com/ To meet the challenge, all I have to do is hook for ten minutes a day. My understanding is that any rug hooking activity will count, and maybe that could be my monitoring of the activities on Rughookers http://groups.yahoo.com/group/rughookers and Rughookers Bulletin Board http://groups.yahoo.com/group/rughookersbulletinboard , but I think I will limit myself to actually hooking - maybe drawing a pattern or gathering wool might count, but not all of the other rug hooking activities that are always floating around in my mind, like the Rughookers Merit Program http://rughookersmeritprogram.wordpress.com/ and reading the whole stack of antique rug hooking or hooking related books I've recently acquired (several by Dr. Grenfell and one about the history of Cheticamp, plus a few of the 1960s and 70s craft books that have only a few pages on hooking.)
My frame is all set up in the dining room. I had to put everything else away yesterday because we were having friends for dinner and I like to have small groups eat at the card table I use as a work table - my mother's cherry dining table is just too heavy to move and set up for just four people. This silly rug is still on the frame and I haven't done a thing with it for days - the ten minute challenge would push me to finish it and get on with some sort of planned rug.
So, many thanks to April for this challenge, I really like the idea of committing to ten minutes a day - why, I could be hooking right now!