Saturday, October 25, 2008

Eye candy from Hook-In Today

I got to get away for the day today and go to a hook-in that was out in Coatesville, Pa. The Brandywine Rug Hooking Guild put it on. This was their 4th annual hook-in, and I haven't missed one yet! I look forward to it every year. It was wonderful to be able to drive with someone this morning. I went with my friend Linda, and of course I didn't get a picture of her. But she is in another post I did that opened up a rug hooking shop in Chambersburg, Pa. What a pleasure it was to be able to talk with someone instead of listening to the radio and talking to myself. It was rainy and windy, but with the talking, it made for a nice ride. We got there about 8:10 and it didn't start until 9:00. We sat and chatted for a bit in the car and then saw that others were going in, so we did too. I put down my stuff and when I turned around I didn't see Linda. She was already shopping at the vendors LOL. I did my share of shopping. Said I wasn't going to buy as much as last year, but I did. Even bought a pattern that my mil will give to me for Christmas. I bought the My House Sampler which was adapted from the folk art of Lori Brechlin/Notforgotten Farm by Spruce Ride Studios/Kris Miller.

I'm not going to post all the pic's of rugs today. It would take up too much space and I'm really tired. It's been a long day. I did get just a couple shots of the room. Linda and I sat with Joanne and Nettie. Hey Joanne! Was great to see you, and Nettie, it was very nice meeting you. It looked like these two had a great time! The girls from East Berlin had a table right next to ours. That was really nice. Becky couldn't make it. I even brought her some Butterfingers cause I know she likes them. I had a basket of chocolates on my table. Missed you Becky!!
You can see that the place was quite full. I did get some hooking done too. Didn't snap a picture of that yet. Haven't unpacked my bag, but will do that tomorrow. They had some really nice door prizes. My table didn't win anything, but the girls from East Berlin won. Tanya won 2 times and Louise one once. Nice to see your friends receive!

The Rug Hook Project of Las Rancheritas was there. I have a little section of the flyer we received and it's best if I just tell you what it says. "The Rug Hook Project of Las Rancheritas in the villiage of Agustin Gonzales, located in the central highlands near San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. Las Rancheritas is a group of women using rug hooking to create folk art that reflects life that surrounds them: burros, rabbits chickens, mountains, homes, churches. Each piece is unique, and all proceeds from the sale of rugs goes to the individual artists. Many of the women are the sole support of their families." The rugs were for sale at the hook-in and they were asking for a donation of a small piece of wool as part of admission to be sent to the women of Las Rancheritas. I'm not sure if any rugs were sold. I sure hope so. But I do know that they received a LOT of wool for donation from the hookers that came today. That was very nice to see. Here is a shot of the rugs that these women made.
I'm going to finish up here tonight with just a few of the rugs that I was able to get pic's of that were in the rug show. They were all winners in my opinion. Very hard to pick just one.

I wish I could tell you who hooked these pic's. Not sure if when you click on them you'll be able to see the name, but it's worth a shot if you are interested. I do know that my friend Joanne hooked the Lion rug. Great job Joanne!
Linda and I stopped at Pizza Hut for dinner on the way home. It was nice to sit and reflect on what we did, what we bought lol, and how we are looking forward to it again next year. Well, that's it for tonight. I'll post more tomorrow, cause it's bed time for this gal. Those flannel sheets are going to feel fantastic tonight!!


Plumruncreek said...

Wow!! what nice rugs!!

katie said...

Great post, thank you for sharing your day with us and all those rugs. That must have been delightful.

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Mary said...

Thank you so much for sharing your day! I really missed not being there! Hopefully next year. Looks like there was a great turnout. Can't wait to see you in November!

Donna said...

If your visitors would like to learn more about the Rug Hook Project, they can visit Charlotte Wolf, from Austin, has worked with them for years and has built them a beautiful site with lots of her photos.

If you'd like to learn more about San Miguel de Allende, you can visit

Kathy (woolfind) said...

Donna, thank you for the links to the projects. That was nice of you. I hope people check it out..

Anonymous said...

Let's set the record straight on who is the bad influence! Don't let Kathy fool you - she was the bad one! However let me just add that both our arms didn't have any bruising since not much twisting was needed!

It was a fun day and I thoroughly enjoyed it - Kathy and Linda were a great fun pair to sit with!

Now can't wait for the next event!