Thursday, October 16, 2008


Last Saturday, my friend, Heidi and I went to Navarre to a hook-in sponsored by the Fort Laurens Rugcrafters. This rug has hooked by various members of their group and really makes a nice presentation ~ and it also helped the visitors, like us, know where in the world we were!!

These ladies, Arlene and Laurel and another lady, whose name I've forgotten already, were part of the 78 rug hookers who gathered for such a fun day! There was lots of talking, laughing, hooking, and eating ~ they served a really good lunch and lots of wonderful goodies to have with coffee when we arrived!

Fritz Mitnick and Sally McNally gave a really informative presentation regarding borders and included a great slide show of their various rugs showing what an important part the border plays in the overall effect of the rug. The two complement each other's style very well ~ they brought this wonderful array of rugs so that we could see in person the rugs that were in their slide show!

Our host group presented all these varied versions of fall leaves ~ I believe the pattern was drawn by one of them! I love seeing the same pattern hooked by many ~ everyone has their own idea of what fall looks like to them and this was certainly a nice representation!

Kay Forbush is a well-known rug hooking teacher in our area and probably far and wide! She's a lovely lady ~ full of fun ~ and I told her she was going to be on my blog!!! Any of you who know her ~ please tell her she's on the 'web' !!!!

Last but not least, my friend, Heidi, holding this darling little pocket that is a combination of hooking and proddy ~ very refined and sweet looking!! Heidi will also be so happy to see herself here again!! I was so sorry that my friend, Donna, didn't get at the other end of my lens ~ she and her friend, Lorel, sat with us ~ we had our own little party!!

It was a great day and one thing that came to mind, was that for five hours, no one was talking about the election or the economy ~ it was just an uplifting time of being with like-minded people who share a love of rug hooking!

Then ~ true to form ~ Sonny and I had a clambake to attend that night!! He met Heidi and I by the side of the road and I grabbed my hooking stuff, hopped in our car and we drove North to gather with our lake friends at their home in Hinckley!! Another food fest!!! We had never been to a clambake ~ pretty darn interesting that they cook all that stuff in one pot and it all comes out good!! We were to bring a dessert which I baked at 10 p.m. the night before ~ it was AWFUL (even Sonny said so - a new recipe - which I threw in the trash) ~ so I had to get up and go the bakery at 7 a.m. before we left for the hook-in and order a nice box of pumpkin cookies so I didn't have to go empty handed!!! That would be a typical "Day in the LIfe ~ ~ ~". Lots of fun, though!

P.S. Don't forget to check last Friday's give-away post!

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