My pin for the Rug Hooker's Merit Program just arrived in the mail. I am SO thrilled with it. Phyllis has made this challenge so special, even having a local artist create these wonderful pins: Nancy Garber, of Brighton Beads, in Brighton, Michigan. I will wear mine proudly, although it will be missing the jewels for quite a while. It is going to take some time to complete the projects, but it is going to be a fun journey along the way.
If you haven't checked out the Rug Hooker's Merit Program, a number of challengers can be found on Rug Hooking Daily among the Rug Camp groups. Phyllis has posted there the complete program and is available on that forum to answer questions and provide encouragement.