Speaking of Rising Sun, I finally landed on a color plan that I am happy with. It includes a little more red and a few less fabrics than originally planned, but it lightens up the rows next to the points (not as light as the original, but as light as I want to go). I started drawing my stitching lines on the diamonds today - which is much more difficult than drawing first and cutting after, I must say - and hope to start stitching in the next week or so.
Friday through Sunday I will be taking a workshop with Anita White. I am starting a new rug and am very excited about hooking something other than triangles! I am doing a pattern by Susan Quicksall called "Vines & Flowers". Here is the version she has posted on her website:
I plan to use a soft teal for my background. I think it will make the choices for leaves and flowers very interesting. I am really looking forward to it!
Next week's fun includes Wool Applique at Nola's - the project is so cute this month that I couldn't resist getting a kit - and a couple of "sew-in" days with my TAS group. I am really looking forward to a few short work weeks and lots of sewing and hooking!