Friday, May 26, 2017




Welcome, dear friends.  As we approach this Memorial Day holiday, remember why we are celebrating.  Never forget the sacrifices so many have made so that we may be living free in this great Land of ours.
 
~ God Bless America ~

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Last Saturday our ATHA guild, Western Reserve Rug Hookers, put on their annual hook in.  Kudos to the committee.  Everything was first class.  200 hookers, fun vendors (including yours truly), food galore, great door prizes and raffles.  Truly Hookers' Heaven :)
 
Friend Melissa and I shared a booth, selling mostly jewelry.
 


Some of the other vendor booths.







 
The rug show ~ ~ ~





















 
I was so lucky!  I won the most wonderful item in the Chinese auction.  I forgot to take a picture and will share it with you later.
 
Thanks so much for stopping by.
Pug hugs :)
Lauren

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Rug Show ~

 
SO MUCH talent at the rug show at Cedar Lakes rug retreat.  I managed to take pictures of most of the rugs but may have missed a few. 
 

 
The background on the above rug was so interesting.


 
 One of my favorite rugs.







Have you heard of the Orphan Train?  I had not.  From Wikipedia ~ "The Orphan Train Movement was a supervised welfare program that transported orphaned and homeless children from crowded Eastern cities of the United States to foster homes located largely in rural areas of the Midwest. The orphan trains operated between 1854 and 1929, relocating about 200,000 orphaned, abandoned, or homeless children."  You can read more about it here.



The Gleaner.  Hooked by my teacher, Cathy Stephan.  Hard to get a good picture since it was flat on a table.





 
I wish the color had come out better in this picture.  I am considering it for a class next year.  Pattern by Maggie Bonanomi.



















This was a really cool idea for a worm separator.  If you're as old as I am, you will remember that coffee was purchased in tins and the lids had to be removed with keys.  Six old coffee tins were screwed together and a handle added.  I may be on the lookout for some :)


Thanks so much for stopping by.
Pug hugs :)
Lauren