Sunday, January 29, 2012

Have Hook Will Travel

Yesterday was the annual Eliot (Maine) rug hook-in. It's been going on for I believe 28 years now and no doubt grown from a smaller event to what it is today, over 100 participants, vendors, a lovely, well-lit venue with great food and of course, loads of great hooked rugs. I was one of the five vendors. Here are a couple of pictures taken by Lauri Troutman, (Miz T), who worked hard to make the event a fun day for everyone:

Just a sliver of the rug display. There were many more.

One section of the ballroom showing how many folks came out to hook, visit with friends and shop!

One of my favorite rugs in the display, I believe it was hooked by Susie Beers.

This was my friend, Kim Dubay's (Primitive Pastimes) booth at the hook-in. She's an amazing altered artist and rug hooker.

One of my tables in my booth. Do you like my wool sign? I finally made myself one a few months back! I think it looks pretty good, and the sheep thought it drew attention to them. They are models for two Buttermilk Basin hooked and wool applique patterns.

Future vending engagements so far this year will include quilt shows in March and August as well as two rug hook-ins in April. These events are great fun, a lot of work, but it's always nice to meet new friends, reacquaint with old friends and come away with loads of inspiration.

Hope you had a great weekend too!


Sassafras and Winterberry said...

I was there and it was a blast! Your booth looked marvelous and I found a great little cross stitch pattern I've been after! You took a pic of our table...I don't know where I was, but Cathy, from Acorn Hollow is sitting there!

Michelle~Sugar House Creations said...

You guys sure know how to hook it! Love the table displays!

acorn hollow said...

I was there that was my friend priscilla back to and me enjoying meeting Tom. I loved the hook in. I am lusting after that robin rug.

Saundra said...

A very nice set-up indeed. Love your sign and the sheep. Thanks for the proper link because I was going nuts trying to find you.