Jodie from Ric Rac is having a rag rug-a-long .
I read about it and thought
"why yes Miss Clare you can manage that"
Jodie very clearly states it is not a challenge
but just for people to join in and support each other .
Damn right this is a challenge and I am in !
In fact I was so in I started ripping a vintage sheet
there and then .
I ripped and ripped because I was in .
I then rolled and rolled because I was in .
I got myself a fat , chunky hook and went for it .
Hook , pull , yank .
I was on a mission , the rag crown would be mine .
The whole time I felt I'm in and I'm going to win !
Not only would my rag rug be the best and the biggest
I was also going to finish first .
Blogger was going to give me my own space
because so many people would want to see The Rug .
Pinterest would inform me that everyone loved
The Rug more than my carrots .
Martha Stewart would want to fly me over for an interview
and 60 Minutes wanted to schedule a whole program
just about The Rug .
As I hooked , pulled and yanked I thought about
how I was going to photograph The Rug .
I really wanted this for a bathroom rug but no
photo editing program could fix my bathroom
and I couldn't retile the bathroom just for these
photos because I had already priced having The Rug
insured for the trip to visit Martha .
So I thought I would photograph The Rug with my darling
children rolling around on it and smiling.
OK This is my fantasy I know they'd be fighting.
Then I thought about a beautiful photo beside
the river with a lot of vintage crockery
and me looking all glamorous and willowy.
Still my fantasy ok !
I hooked and pulled and yanked until my arms were sore.
Surely , surely I would win a Punky award as
there could never be anything better than The Rug.
It was finally finished I was in !
My awards speeches were all rehearsed , I notified facebook
to expect lots and lots of new people to my page .
and then I had a really good look at The Rug .
Sorry Jodie , I'm out .