The lovely Susan from minicrochetmad read my post about the lack of crocheted granny square rugs at the May show and emailed, offering to make me one. She kept the offer open when I explained that I'd just ordered one from overseas for my birthday: we decided you can never have too many afghan rugs.
My rainbow rug arrived yesterday:
and it is truly beautiful!
Thank you so much, Susan :-D
And, in case you're wondering, progress is being made, albeit slowly, on the brooches. I threw the scene above together while waiting for glue to dry:
(There's nothing like a last-minute rush, is there?)