Sunday, March 6, 2011

SARASOTA HOOK-IN ~ ~ ~

The rug hookers who read this blog have been dying to hear about the hook-in and hopefully, my other readers will be mildly interested!  This picture is just great fun for me ~ meeting fellow blogger Tammy of Skip to my Ewe blog and Ter'e, who is on the Wool Snippets rug forum and frequent commenter!  I think I told Tammy and I'm telling all of you that she was probably the youngest rug hooker there that day!  She was the tallest!  And she is so pretty and a very sweet gal ~ nice to meet her in person!  And Miss Ter'e ~ she and I determined we could get in lots of trouble if left to our own devices ~ kindred spirits we are for sure!  Just a charming gal and look at that bright smile!

This sweet woman was dubbed the oldest hooker at the party!!  Betty ~ 88 years young ~ was awarded this nice green boa ~ all hookers should have their own boa!  When asked how long she'd been hooking, she said "just today"!!!  Her friend thought it was high time Betty got a hobby and brought her along for the day ~ I hope she continues!  She was lots of fun and enthusiastic ~ we can all learn from this woman's wonderful attitude!

This is Maggie and one of her rugs ~ she was in line behind us before the doors opened and was just so friendly and fun!  That's what rug hooking and going to a hook-in is all about ~ the people you meet and the great rugs you see!

 There were about 150 hookers (all in one place - woo hoo!) and 7 vendors. A great day was had by all!  It was at the Sahib Shrine Center and it had a bar!!  I can't think of a better combination!

These are the two ladies from Searsport Rug Hooking, who organized the day and did a wonderful job of it!  Can you guess they're mother and daughter? They're planning the 2nd annual Florida hook-in for next February 22, 2011.  Check their website for all the details.  I'm not sure I'm going to be able to go ~ we will be home from our Florida visit by the time it takes place ~ but I know Ter'e is scheming on how to make it happen ~ and probably MJ, too.  MJ is my student/friend who first saw this online and picked me up by the roadside (well, sort of - our friends drove me to meet her) so I could go!  We had great fun and I know MJ met a couple of gals that she can hook with while she winters in Florida ~ that's a wonderful thing! 

We've had pouring rain for two days and today snow ~ in Ohio, we get it all!  Yesterday, I organized two shelving units of books, putting them in categories!  You can tell how bad I don't want to work on taxes when I do such stuff as that!  Now, I'm going to work on my recipe files ~ in the fall, I weeded out all the recipes I don't use and then left the rest in a pile to be put into new looseleaf folders.  Today's the day ~ I'm going to put them all where I can find what I need easily!!  I'd rather be hooking!!!  Hope your Sunday is productive or restful or just whatever you need it to be!!
Alice

8 comments:

TamboinMO said...

Who knew that at 42 I'd be the youngest hooker there....I don't know if I was the youngest or not...there were a few people who I saw that are most likely close to my age. As far as being tall, I had on platform sandals that day that gave me an extra 2 inche at least :)
What a fun day! Wish I would have gotten around and taken more pictures...I have a few, I'll try to share them this week. SO MUCH FUN! One of those days where you are too busy being "in the moment" to take pictures!

Rugs and Pugs said...

Alice ~
Looks like a great hook-in. Thanks for sharing with us!!!
You are right about the weather here in Ohio. The rain turned to snow about 10p and today is just cold, windy and miserable. At least we know it will start to get better soon.
Pug hugs :)
Lauren

Kim said...

It looks like so much fun. I want a feather boa....lol
It rained here and is plus 8 so stuff is melting...whoopie!

Wendie Scott Davis said...

How amazing to find the day while you were away. And let's face it, hookers from anywhere welcome one another with open arms. Vendors and a bar!!! It doesn't get much better than that.

Ter'e said...

You little STINKER! Yep, we will whine and connive about the hook-in next year! This years hook-in was so much fun. I sure didn't get as much hookin done as I had hoped, but I sure did have fun! It was DELIGHTFUL meeting you!!!!! Yep, kindred spirits for sure.

dulcy said...

Oh.... I have such envy! Really would have like to have attended that hook in. Aren't the Searsport gals the greatest?! And of course, my dear friend Tammy is super sweet and gorgeous. I would have loved to have met you in person, Alice. Tammy told me you were there. Thanks for sharing those pics.
xo
dulcy

Primitives By The Light of The Moon said...

It sure looks like you gals had a lot of fun! Thanks so much for sharing.

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