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And the moment you have been waiting for (I know this because I was getting anxious emails yesterday!)….  and the winner is… BONNIE LESLIE from Chesley Ontario! Bonnie your package is being mailed this morning and should be in your mail box sometime early next week. I hope you have fun hooking your little candle mat… And I want to thank you all for your lovely comments and helpful words – I am overwhelmed by this caring thoughtful community.

Yesterday was our guild’s final get together for the year 2013 – we celebrated with a delicious pot luck lunch.  Even Gord got to participate from afar as some of the food found its way back to our house. We held a hand made ornament exchange – the ornies were all so unique and fun and I got TWO. Plus we had wonderful show and tell so I have attached a few pictures from our show and tell (no pictures of the food because drooling into your keyboard is not a good thing!):

Margery hooked my Midnight Beaver pattern – it is wonderfully primitive…

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Cheryl’s plaid bubbles rug…HPIM4977

My two ornies – how sweet are they…HPIM4978

Lou’s stained glass elephant from her class with Carol Shewan…
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Elizabeth’s stained glass rug from the same class…
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Cathy’s story rug from her class with Laura Boszormeny..HPIM4982 and another of Cathy’s rugs (design by Joan Boyle)…HPIM4983

Chrissie is doing her version of an Alana Kapell design…
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 Pauline’s Sunflower rug from our recent Karen Kaiser WIDDDDEEE cut class…HPIM4986

and Marie’s Boneyard (another Alana Kapell design) done all in recycled as is wools…HPIM4988

Pat is hooking into a dollar store tote bag – Chilly(a pattern in Create and Decorate magazine a number of years ago)…HPIM4990

Sue’s hooked guardian angels (which MANY OF US thought were part of the ornie exchange :-))HPIM4992

France’s Owl rug – another piece started in the WIDEEEE cut class…HPIM4997

Maureens almost finished M. Shaw chair pad pattern…HPIM4998

and her Christmas tree done in yarn and needle felting…HPIM5000

Wendy’s flower basket which she started in Karen’s WIDE cut class..HPIM5003

Joyce’s beautiful geometric (trying to use up left over worms)…HPIM5005

and I am not sure if you noticed but on the walls were many paintings done by local children which I think are absolutely wonderful and inspiration for some lovely holiday rugs…HPIM5007

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6 responses »

  1. Loretta, they all look so great! Hope all is well.

    Congrats Bonnie!

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  2. Liz from Seeley's BAy

    Congratulations Loretta on a great little project that brought so many rug hookers together across borders in a spirit of generosity, and congrats to Bonnie. I love the diversity of rugs above, and especially love those Alana designs, and the kids artwork! See you sooooon.

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  3. Want to see your finished gift Bonnie, lucky girl! Love the kids paintings-they are so unafraid, they jump right in and do it. Fantastic.

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  4. Hi there, As a newbie I thought I would share 2 of my latest attempts. They are for my front hallway benches, and I have a nativity thing going on in the house!!

    Have a wonderful Christmas. Dale (in East Sooke B.C.)

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  5. Thank you for this posting. It has lifted my spirits.

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  6. Congratulations, Bonnie!! Love all the photos of what everyone is doing.

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