Wednesday, May 16, 2012


This sweet bouquet of hooked and felted flowers was made by the members of the Western Reserve Rug Hooking Guild and it was one of the door prizes at their annual hook-in this past Saturday!  I was a vendor there and this was won by my friend, Heidi!!  I was such a gadfly and actually very busy, that I didn't take one picture of all the great things there were to see! Tonite, Heidi let me come out and take a picture of hers so that I could have one hook-in picture to share! Lauren of Rugs and Pugs has a few on her blog if you want to wander over there!

The WRRH Guild has 90 + members ~ Heidi and I are two of them but we are far away!  Lots of the gals worked on these ~ there were a lot of them given as door prizes.  There were over 60 rug -hooking related gifts in the Chinese auction that were donated by vendors and various teachers around the country.  Last but not least, a beautiful rug hooked as a  joint effort, two wool tote bags and a wool sunflower pocket were raffled off with a share of the proceeds going to local charities.

Everything about this day was just great from the lunch to the decor (really big flowers hung from the ceiling), and a cute flower cut-out where you could stick your little face in to be photographed!!  There was all this wonderful blog material that I missed out on but I had a wonderful time seeing old friends and making new ones.  Our booth was busy most all of the day and I want to thank everybody who stopped by to find  something they couldn't live without!  I have been doing shows for over 30 years and I can still honestly say that I just love doing shows!!!

When I was at Heidi's, this cute arrangement was hanging right about where I photographed the flowers ~ so that gave me one more picture to show you!  Cute isn't it?  The hostas at her house were mammoth ~ I should have taken a picture of those!  And I got to see Heidi's rug that she started at the Woolley Fox ~ very nice purple animals!!!

Not much more to talk about tonite  ~ I'm trying to get my act together after the weekend.  We've been going to our share of baseball games and we have a junior high choir concert coming up and a dance recital!!  We should get a ribbon or something for perfect attendance!!

Monday and Tuesday nights are consumed with Dancing with the Stars and the little online Facebook party we have!  Next week is the final week and my online peeps are wondering what we're going to do with our time ~ we'll miss each others caustic comments a lot!! 
Hope you're having a good week and enjoying our weather!  I worked outside a little this morning before I got my nails done ~ I have plenty of work and weeds awaiting me, for sure!!  Talk to you soon! 

 P.S.  I think there may be a pattern available later for the hooked  flowers ~ I'll let you know when I find out. And I have a few of the paper patterns left for the Bee chairpad, if you would like one!


Michelle~Sugar House Creations said...

Cute! Glad to hear the hook-in was a success for you! :-)

Rugs and Pugs said...

Alice ~
It was a wonderful hook-in! Heidi's lucky day, too!
Good to see you!
Pug hugs :)

woollylottrugs said...

I sure wish I could have been at your hook-in. The next one around me isn't until October. That seems a million years away but will be here before we know it. I just love hook-ins and rug hooking gatherings! Glad you did good in your little booth!!


acorn hollow said...

such a cute bunch of flowers.
sounds like a good day and hook in was had.

Saundra said...

Cute and colorful bouquet! I wish there were some hook-ins or guilds around me. Guess I'll mozy back to Lauren's blog and look at the eye candy again.


jody said...

wow the hook in sounded like such fun! they really out did themselves with the prizes! love the flowers. now time to recoop! enjoy your evening!

Julia said...

I think that it would have been fun being at the hook-in
I just wish that I lived closer. Glad that it went so well.

Take care and have a great weekend.

Hugs, JB

mdgtjulie said...

I'm so glad you had fun (and were busy) at the show. I'm a little bit anxious about talking to people in groups, so I don't know if I could have done it!!