It's amazing how the weather was the same as last year. Rainy! Didn't care for that, but once you were inside, you forgot all about it.
Linda was kind enough to drive me and Sherry. I was surprised how many people were there when we pulled up. Joanne pulled in just a few minutes after us. Sharon came from NJ, and is a member on the aapg group. It was the first time for me meeting her. Joanne had met her before. I'm so glad she came~~ She said it was her first hook-in! And then Pam (also from aapg) came with her friend Peachie from Delaware!. In the picture from left to right, Sharon, Pam, Peachie, and Joanne. I'm sorry I didn't get a chance to talk more with Pam. Her friend Peachie even won a doorprize!
Pat could not join us that day. She was recouping from a stiff neck and a headache. I sure hope she is much better now~ We missed you Pat!!!!
There was so much going on that day, it was hard to stay focused for me. I was up and about quite a bit. Shopping, talking with people I hadn't seen in a while, shopping some more, talking some more, taking pictures, oohing and ahhing over everyone's rugs, etc. I did sit for a tad bit and got a few loops pulled, but that was it. I was busy just being inspired by everyone else! This was Joanne's rug. I think she said it was called Kathy's garden. I just love it. She got lots of compliments on it too!
And Yes, I did bring chocolate for our table, 2 baskets as a matter of fact! But wouldn't you know it, I walk away for just a few minutes, and Poof, it's gone. That Sherry and Linda sure were hungry! Both baskets, just about empty. LOL, nah, they were just teasing me. I told them I was walking away again, and when I get back, it BETTER be there lol. I tried to sneak a pic of Linda putting it back, but I wasn't fast enough. I think Sharon found a new candy she likes too. The Twix. Joanne was pulling out the rest of them when it was time to go home to give to Sharon. I'm sure she drove FAST lol. I had a picture of Sharon and a rug she bought at the show, but I thought I read on her blog that she wasn't showing it until she worked on it some. But oooh, let me tell you, it's a beauty!!!! I can't wait to see what she does with it.
Take a look at this strip holder! Whew! Here is a rug from someone that I didn't even catch their name. It has so much going on in it. Take notice of the windows. They are made from that fabric you put through the computer and print a picture on it. She said her husband put the grids on it using some kind of program. So many little details throughout the whole rug. It will be just wonderful when it's finished. Here are some shots from around the room.
Nancy was busy helping someone out here, it seems..
And here are my friends from East Berlin!!
Tonya, all the way on the right at the table above is hooking this rug. I was so drawn to it. I just love what she is doing with it!
And here is Diane's rug, but she wasn't at the table when I took it. This one was hooked by some one, who's name just won't come to mind. I apologize for that. It's a beauty.
This year, they had something called Men vs. Fiber or something like that. Sorry if I got it wrong. Here is a gentleman that I talked to for a bit. His name is Don, and he was hooking a stair riser. He was doing a great job. Said he's been hooking for 3 years or so. Here are some of his other rugs.
Ok, now sit back and enjoy the rest of the rugs that I took pic's of. I did not get all of them. They had a rug show, but the rows were so close together, it was hard to get each one. You can't help but get inspired by the works of art that is out there!
This one was really long. I tried to get a few close ups of it too.
These next 4 were all done by the same person. Definitely made to look old.
This is just a bit of what I bought that day. I loved this pattern. And then I bought some of these little pieces of wool. Also bought some of Rebecca Erb's wool, but didn't get a shot of that.
It certainly was a very long day. We stopped for dinner on the way home, but of course we had to stop at a thrift store first lol. I actually found a wool skirt and pair of pants. It was very hard waking up the next day for church, but I made it. Have to admit though, that I've been dragging for a few days. But I would do it all over again......