It was a perfect day for a rug Hook-In, in our beautiful capital city of Fredericton, New Brunswick. The large room was filled with happy rug hookers from the surrounding areas of N.B. and there was a buzzing sound of conversation and laughter as everyone was happy to share with their friends around their tables.
There were lots and lots of great prizes, big baskets overfilled to capacity with tempting goodies, a silent auction, muffins, and refreshments, take-out pizza and salad, and even a big cake. Krista had a vending room choke-full of wool and other supplies upstairs which I had planned to visit but decided to visit her at home later since I found out she lives only a few minutes from my home. It's a small world... What was so great about this hook-in, was that it was so close to home. No need to pack anything for overnight.
Kimm was very helpful and made me feel very welcome. I'm now a member of the Heritage Rug Hooking Guild and look forward to meeting with them in September.
Rugs were put on display but about an hour before the hook-in was supposed to close, I decided to take some pictures of the display. Not a good idea because no sooner had I started to take pictures than they announced for members to remove their rugs off the display as some of the rug hookers were leaving early and they didn't want them to forget their rugs behind. I'll take pictures earlier next time...
I was scrambling to take as many pictures as I could but didn't get them all, and some of my pictures are not great but the rugs were all beautiful.
Please forgive me if I misspelled the names as sometimes it was difficult to read the script.
Windswept, was designed and hooked by Debbie Lassord
No Name , designer unknowned, hooked by Heather Langille.
Fine Shaded Flowers designed by Mary Grant, hooked by Caroilne Simpson
Two Crows Joy, designed by Ewenique Boutique, hooked by Linda Leslie
Cherry Picker designed by Michelle Palmer, Rug Hooking Magazine, hooked by Shelley Lipscombe
Jacob Bean was designed by Christine Little, hooked by Caroline Munro
It looks like a Deanne Fitzpatrick but don't know who hooked it as I didn't see a name.
Squares designed by Deanne Fitzpatrick, hooked by Heather Langille
Echinacea, designed by Caroline Simpson and hooked by Caroline Sympson
Unfortunately, I couldn't read the blurry label on either of these pieces. An amazing puffin sculpture.
I couldn't read the label on this one either as it's blurry.
The same story here. I just love that stool. What a magnificent job.
Garden, designed by Patti McGowen, hooked by Mary Grant
This amazing rug is so beautiful unfortunately, it was not fully visible as it was sitting on top of a bookcase. The display area was not equipped with an adequate display surface to take decent photographs but it was a beautiful display, nonetheless.
This blind lady is showing off her penguin's rug and next to it, Kimm is showing the unicorn that this lady was working on with Kimm's guidance. I can identify Krista on the left, our wool vender.
I didn't have time to identify the hookers and designers of all the rugs so I apologize. Maybe next year, I'll be more prepared and do better. The rugs were being removed from the display as I was trying to take the photos. My grandfather in the army suit. An other of the same rug taken from my files below.
Harvest Picnic was designed by All About Ewe, hooked by Linda Leslie
A lovely portrait rug, unfortunately, the label was blurried.
The picture of my grandmother came out blurry so I had to dig this one from my files. Designed and hooked by me
My grandfather in his army outfit. I couldn't get the three dimensions of his face from the over-exposed black and white photo and one of his eyes are bothering me but I never fixed it.
George Rooster was designed and hooked by me.
Julia Hen, designed and hooked by me
Most of you must remember my Childhood Memories rug from a while back, designed and hooked by me. The uneven ribbon border to represent the bumps in the journey of life.
Oops, I had forgotten to include an update on Madonna of the street for Saundra. I only dyed the wool the night before and had to go and run with it. It will stay as is. That's all I could hook on Saturday.
# 3 cut is slow going.
There, you have it folks. I hope you enjoyed coming along to view some fabulous rugs. Happy Memorial Day long weekend to my American friends. Thanks for visiting and leaving comments.