If you want to have a day of laughter and fun, just go to a hook-in. It was a blast, just like the last two I attended. Each one has its own specialness about it. I have more photos but these will suffice for today. I just wanted to show you a bit of the organization that goes to put on a hook-in. Of course, there is a lot of preplanning that goes on, I thought that I better get my act together and post about our last hook-in.
Kimm already posted some photos on her blog and won the race, lol... I charged my phone and uploaded some photos.
So sorry, I didn't have time to crop the photos. For some reason, my first photo didn't upload onto my computer. It was the same one that Kimm showed on her blog. The two ladies at the registration table, one with a red hat.
Our theme color was red and the host members were asked to wear red if possible.
A big cake to celebrate 40 years of Heritage Rug Hooking Guild. I'm a newbie as I just joined the guild last year but I already fit in nicely and feel welcomed.
Members were asked to donate items to fill baskets to raise money to defray the expenses of having a hook-in. Tickets were drawn in one-hour intervals. On the first draw, I was off three numbers, and on the second draw, I was off two numbers.
Winners were allowed to choose the basket they wanted. Kimm won, one of the baskets that our group Evening Matter donated and she unselfishly donated it back, so that someone else had a chance at winning. Each basket had a nice bottle of wine and so many hooker-friendly items.
Tables were set up to display items donated for a silent auction. A sheet of paper was provided to put your bids.
I took the photos at the very beginning so the sheets were not filled yet.
As you can see at the back, there was a blue t-shirt that said, "I don't need therapy, I only need to hook rugs."I also saw a white one hanging in the window which I missed.
Shades of grey wool
This divided basket was a hot item and went at a very high price. There were already many bids on it when I took the picture.
Wool and wine seem to go together well.
My hat went for $30. I was given this hat last year by a friend as it was too small for her but never wore it. After one year in the closet, I decided it was time to donate it. It made someone very happy.
Lots of wool
Beautiful green wool. I was tempted but I dye all my own wool so I just passed.
Again, a lot of wool and a nice big piece of natural white wool.
There were a lot of patterns going for auction also. Some were started but for some reason,
were not used. A few had been just started and abandoned.
A generous donation of a Hit & Miss geometric rug was donated by the Plaster Rock Legacy Loopers group to sell tickets to help defray the cost of holding NB Mat Registries. The draw is on September 12, 2023. The NBMR thanks them for their support.
No one went away hungry. Lots and lots of sweets to your heart's content.
Another table filled with sweets. The tables were replenished throughout the day and at the end of the hook-in, there were still a lot of sweets left-over that members could take home for an offering.
My Madonna of the Street was displayed along with a bunch of older rugs I've hooked in the past. I'll add more photos later on if I can find the time.
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Enjoy the warmer weather