We went to Quartsite Arizona to visited Rick's dad. They are snow birds and stay about 4 months to escape the cold winters in Idaho. We were there for a week. They have a big swap meet that takes up four blocks. Unfortunately they start packing up at the end of January,so there weren't many places left to shop . That left a lot of open time since, that is about all that is there. I have been wanting to make a crochet rug for a while now,so I packed up my fabric, and needle to take with me. It was really nice to be able to set outside and visit and still have something to do with my hands.( I am not one to sit still). Cleo loved it too she would tunnel under my strips of fabric or attack the strips as I crocheted. We had a few battles over that, but I finally won. Or she just got tired of playing with them. I am really happy with the way the rug turned out. It's new home will be in front of the bed in my guest bedroom. I will be making a set in red for my kitchen. The cutting is a little time consuming but the crocheting go's really quick. I will really enjoy making more of these.