Thursday, February 21, 2008

A Successful Hook In!

We had a great day at the Peconic Ruggers hook in on Saturday. It was a full house -- we were packed to the gills! Members from LIGRA joined us, as did many of our own members who hadn't shown their faces for quite a while. Barbara and Judy did a tremendous job running their first group gathering, with the help of Jennifer, who supplied us with lots of sweet treats.

I have to thank Judy, Barbara, Jennifer and the entire guild for the very generous gift certificate to Rebecca Erb's The Wool Studio. If you don't know Rebecca's wool - lots of textures and tweeds, designed by her and made in Europe -- you really need to take a look. Like candy, they are hard to resist! Thank you, ladies!

I thoroughly enjoyed my first hook in as a non-board member -- although, as ususal, I talked a lot and hardly hooked. I sold some patterns and Barb sold some wool. I won a great Southern Living Cookbook as a door prize, too. All in all, a profitable day!


Bluejean Primitives said...

That looks fun Sarah! Congrats again on the gifts! and... I don't believe it for one minute about you talking more than hooking.

Jean (giggling)

Cathy ~ Tadpoles and Teacups said...

Sounds like a great event!

Lorraine said...

What a great time:o)!

Barbara said...

You'll love the Southern Living Cookbook! I have one (I had to buy mine!) and there's such yummy recipes in it!
We had an "event" (can't remember what they call it!) here two years ago (and every year since), for wool crafters. There was all sorts of wool for sale, raw, rovings, felted, yarns, etc. Everybody did classes on rug hooking, felting (I did one on machine felting with my Bernina for our fabric shop), spinning....all sorts. It lasted two days over a weekend and was so much FUN! I got so enthused I bought an entire llama fleece, and a drop spindle for under $20.00.....but then had to spend $80 for combs to comb out the llama fleece with! Ha! Ha! It's still up in the rafters in the garage. I do enjoy spinning, though, when I get time. I love to take it with me camping. There's nothing more relaxing than to sit by a campfire and spin yarn. Makes you feel some sort of midevil witch!! All you'd need is a pot of beans hanging over the fire to stir every now and then to complete the scene!! There you'd be...spinning, stirring and cackling Ha! Ha!
Barb Brown