Sunday, June 28, 2015

Kingwood Center Hook In ~



Katie Allman puts on the most wonderful hook in at Kingwood Center every June.  It is such a beautiful place to wander about, though the weather didn't allow for too much wandering.  Thankfully the rain can't stop the hookers :)  There were about 150 hookers in two buildings. 
 
 
This year's theme was Red, White and Blue.  We all received a wool firecracker . . .
 
 
. . . and were entertained throughout the day by Miss Liberty (aka Sue, one of the funniest hookers you will ever meet). 
 

 
Lots of good vendors.  (Sorry, I didn't get pictures of all of them).
 
Kris Miller, Spruce Ridge Studios, always has a beautiful booth.
 
 
Daisy, a pattern I purchased from Kris last year but have not yet hooked.  


I believe this vendor was Basket Treasures from Indianapolis.  Most of their goods were displayed in vintage suitcases and antiques.  What a couple of characters.


Linda Powell also had a fun display . . .


. . . and LeAnn's booth had such beautiful alpaca yarns.


Hooker friend Melissa and I shared a space.  Here are some of my goodies.


Close up of the antique paisley pendants I made.  Aren't the elephant and fish necklaces fun?

 
Melissa makes beautiful wool cuff bracelets adorned with bits of antique lace and buttons, sari ribbon, beads, etc.  Each is one of a kind.  
 

Some of the patriotic rugs displayed.  I believe the flag/soldier rug was voted to be the best patriotic rug.  Very touching.





It is so nice to spend time with like-minded individuals who all share the same love of hooking.  I had a number of people tell me they read and enjoy my blog and that just made my day.
 
I have more to share but will save that for another day.
 
Thanks so much for stopping by.
Pug hugs :)
Lauren





18 comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing. What a great hook-in. Love it when vendors are there.

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  2. Thanks for sharing. What a great hook-in. Love it when vendors are there.

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  3. That looks like a fun hook in and I always love americana.

    Debbie

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  4. So glad you had a good time. Looks like so much fun! Hope you have a wonderful 4th. Perhaps we could get together soon and hook? Take care. Sue

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  5. Hope you did well. Your necklaces were all pretty and would have been hard to pick one. And of course I LOVE my elephant and hooker spoon necklace.

    Does Katie have pellon or something stiff inside her wool cuff? Bet I could make myself one....one of these days if I ever got the damn hook out of my hand. Still haven't bound the Chum rug yet...am still staring at it in the living room as I hook.

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  6. Beautiful pictures, Lauren....I sure did miss going this year....too bad everything has to happen on the same darn weekend! Lovely rugs...I love the red, white, and blue Lollipop rug!

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  7. seems like the best way to spend a rainy day...nothing like seeing new rugs...I'm loving that lollipop rug too...

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  8. I think that looks like a totally awesome way to spend a weekend. I love the pretty things you made and I love seeing all of my favorite things. I do love rug hooking!
    The rugs are wonderful too.

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  9. Hi Lauren,
    Looks like so much fun!!! I'm sure you felt so special when people recognized you!! Love all of your goodies too! Hope you did well vending!
    I also love that lollipop rug, as well as so many others!! Such talent!!!!
    Hope you have a great week!!
    Warm Hugs~
    Julie

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  10. Your fishes and elephants spoons necklaces are so cute. I'm so glad that you can go to all these hookins and shows. You are such a great ambassador for rug hooking.

    Kris Miller's wool looks so delicious. I've been looking at all my dark colors of dismantled wool skirts in my stash and I think to myself, maybe I would hook is I had a sash of wool like that.

    Hope your week starts nicely after such a great weekend.
    Thanks for sharing in your wooly adventures Lauren.
    Hugs,
    JB

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  11. Looks like so much fun , hope your cute pins & necklaces sold out !!!

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  12. Ooh that looks like so much fun. All those hookers....all that wool.....lol

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  13. Looks like a fun event, and I loved seeing your vending space too!

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  14. Oh Lauren, looks like a great time!!! Enjoyed your vending space, looked wonderful.Blessings Francine.

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  15. it's tough to put so much into something and not get the pass. But you have the right makeup to finish the job and go get that number. I have a ton of respect for you.

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  16. Oh my what wonderful eye candy...I fear my wallet would come home empty...some very talented people at that hook in..How do I purchase one of your beautiful pendants? Happy Fourth Of July! Julie...

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  17. Lauren that was a great show. I especially loved your rugs!!!!
    I wish I lived back to attend all those wonderful hook in!!
    Hugs cheri

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