Yesterday I had the privilege of vending at Connie Bradley's Wool Yankers hook in in Wellington, Ohio. A great time was had by all. As usual I only snapped a few pictures.
The well lit room is perfect for hooking.
My booth looking toward Melissa's. That's Bobbie doing more chatting than hooking, though she was off to a good start on an antique reproduction pattern from the Old Tattered Flag :)
Connie is a most generous and giving person, and all proceeds from the hook in are being donated to The Daughter Project. The Daughter Project is a 501c3 non-profit operating Ohio's first licensed group home for girls who have been rescued from sex traffickers. How sad. I had no idea it was such a problem in Ohio.
What is Human Trafficking
- Human trafficking is a form of modern-day slavery where people profit from the control and exploitation of others.
- Victims are forced, defrauded, or coerced into trafficking. Even if victims initially offer consent, that consent is rendered meaningless by the actions of the traffickers to exploit them for labor, services, or commercial sex.
- The most common age in Ohio for children to become victims of trafficking is 13 years old, and the number of Ohio children who become victims of human trafficking each year could fill a large high school.
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They say if you don't like the weather in Ohio, stick around for a day and it will change. Yesterday it snowed but thankfully most of it did not stick. My poor daffs and hyacinth were not too happy this morning. Thankfully today's sunshine perked them up.
I am finally working on my sheep challenge rug ~ a pattern that Kelley Belfast so generously offered to us on Facebook.
I purchased this wool several years ago thinking it would hook a perfect sheep, and it did. I looked through my Betsy and Rebecca samples trying to find whose wool it is, but was unsuccessful. It is sort of like a boucle. It's hard to tell from the picture, but the uncut wool used for the sheep is on the left.
My progress so far.
Kelley's pattern had daffodils covering the hills, but that is the one thing we could change. I am taking the easy way out and just hooking a couple big tulips. The tulip is hooked with antique paisley ~ a first for me. I just could not get a crisp picture.
Thanks so much for stopping by.
Pug hugs :)