Congratulations to Betty Pearce, of Arizona/Wisconsin. Grand Champion Hand-hooked Rug category at the Walworth County Fair in Wisconsin 2013. Betty is one of my students and we are able to get together for a class a couple times a year in addition to lessons by phone and photo.
Betty hooked this heart rug from a drawing her granddaughter made. Emma, 3 years old at the time, used her favorite colors in the drawing so Betty carefully duplicated the colors in the rug. She added a flower of longer loops in the corner along with Emma's initials. This will definately be a treasured hand-made heirloom for her family for years to come. Maybe, one day, Emma will become a rug hooker also.