Alexander finished his newest hooked piece which he gave to his grandma for Christmas this year. It is a portrait of the dog, Sassy, she takes care of during the week. He created the portrait from a photo we took of Sassy this summer when we visited grandma and grandpa. Alex used all wool scraps, #6 cut, and had some frustration due to the fact that his rug hook was misplaced so he had to use mine, which he claims is not as good. The red background is from a piece of red wool that Gene Shepherd kindly gave to him in San Antonio at the ATHA Biennial and asked him to use in the next piece he hooked.