Sunday, June 19, 2011

Kingwood Hook-in ~ Part One

Saturday was the hook-in at Kingwood Center in Mansfield, Ohio.  This wonderful hook-in is a gift to hookers from the oh-so-generous and talented Katie of Kidl'-de-Divey Woolens.  The setting is beautiful and all the homemade goodies she provided were very yummy.  Thank you, Katie!!!
Her theme this year was a baby shower.  We were asked to bring the first rug we hooked.  Below is a sampling of the rugs.  It is hard to believe some of these rugs were the first rug hooked.  Their first rug looks better than my 60th!









A silent auction of donated items netted almost $800 for the Ashland Crisis Pregnancy Center.

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Kingwood Center is a former private estate that is now a public garden.  Here is a sampling of the succulents and cacti in the greenhouse.










Thank you so much for stopping by.  I have lots more to share from the hook-in in another post.
Pug hugs :)
Lauren



17 comments:

acorn hollow said...

you are always so lucky with all of your hook ins. Love the plants too.
looks like some beautiful rugs were there.
cathy

cheri back to larkrise said...

Just shoot me Lol those were first rugs! Wow I am impressed! Those succulents were really neat looking. I have a couple of them in my garden in California. I am going hooking tomorrow can hardly wait.

TheCrankyCrow said...

Ok, Miss Lauren - so which one is yours??? Not holding out on us, are ya??? ;o) Seriously - that is truly amazing...can't believe any of those are "firsts" - I'd be frightened to try them now after years of hooking...(But - I know your pieces are awesome too - just saw one over at Tam - A Primitive Place that she apparently won in a giveaway before I started blogging...Wow....LOVE it!!! Loved the photos of the gardens too - reminds me of our time in Arizona when we vacationed there.....Can't wait to see more!!! (And you'd better fess up on your "first!") :o) Have a wonderful week! Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

Dog Trot Farm said...

Those were first rugs? Wow...all are amazing. The succulent collection is amazing as well. I have never been to a formal hook-in, but I can see come fall I need to locate and attend one. Thanks for sharing, looking forward to future photos.

Kim said...

Wow, you should see my first rug......hahaha. Those are amazing. Sounds like a great hook-in. Love the pics of the plants - there are some freaky looking ones there.

Joanne said...

Wow - thanks for the "rug show" Lucky you getting to go!

Karen/My Colonial Home said...

Loved every one of those rugs...everyone is so talented and I must say that's a great idea the directer had...and the place was beautiful.
Great going raising that kind of money.
Karen

Julie said...

So great to see you again Lauren! Kate does put on a wonderful hook-in.

TamboinMO said...

Let's see....rugs AND succulants....doesn't get better than that!

moosecraft said...

Great looking rugs! I like the one with the girl watering the dandelions! Cute! Interesting looking succulents...

Linda said...

Lauren......your pictural review of the Hook-in is just wonderful. Gee, you take such good pics! It was so fun to be there. I have to wash all of my precious new wools that I bought today.
And yes, I am going to prepare a blog post!
Linda

Julia said...

Wow is all I can say about these first rugs. It must have been so much fun to be there... The cacti are beautiful. Hugs, JB

Newfoundland Fibre Artist said...

Thanks for sharing....some wonderful Hookings!

Courtney said...

Those are first rugs? Wow! Good golly Miss Molly! Mine are still more basic than that! LOL
Courtney

leLoops said...

Thank you for posting the photos. I am sorry I had to miss it!

weaverpat said...

Those are some very impressive first rugs!
Love the greenhouse pictures. It looks like a great place for a visit.

woolwoman said...

What an awesome location for a hook in - I loved seeing photos - lots of beautiful things.
Melody