The Western Reserve Rug Hooking Guild held their annual hook-in last Saturday. Chairperson was Heidi (aka Wendy) of Woolnuts. She and her committee did a phenomenal job! Our welcome gift was a tote bag, the food was yummy and plentiful and they had the most amazing door prizes and raffles. I can't believe I didn't get any pictures of the table decorations that were the door prizes. Many people spent many, many hours hooking flowers and animals that were attached to sticks and put in vases. They had the best raffle prizes. They solicited donations from the vendors and hookers throughout the U.S. and Canada. Over sixty raffle prizes in all. The Guild is very generous so all the money made on the raffles will go to many good causes.
Because of limited space, they had a "virtual" rug show in lieu of the real thing.
I only a few pictures. Of course I wish I had taken more!
Here's Kay hiding behind her Wendy Miller rug that she is in the process of binding. She is one of the most talented hookers I have ever met!
I LOVE this rug!!! It was hooked by Betsy of Heavens to Betsy fame. The strips are 1" wide hand torn strips. It was heavenly to walk on! The braided edge was pretty cool, too.
Jane's lollipop basket made with lots of quilly circles.
This Maggie Bonanomi rug was being hooked by Kathy.
Here is Betsy's booth . . .
. . . and Donna's from Crows on the Ledge. (Alice ~ I can't believe I didn't get a pic of your booth. So sorry!)
The hook-in was great fun and I actually pulled a few loops! I'll share my progress soon.
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Around the yard, the iris seem exceptionally beautiful this year!
Sunday morning Jake and I headed down to the beach in search of beach glass. It was a pretty good haul for us. Though it did not have sharp edges, the one cobalt piece we found did not have the very soft, rounded edges of most of the other pieces. The longer a piece of glass has been in the water tumbling around, the smoother the edges. Jake calls the little shells in the upper right hand corner "tornadoes".
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