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Well another Camp Iawah retreat weekend has come and gone. 12 – 13 of us met this past weekend and shared food, friendship, laughter and rugs. We met up with a quilting group who were also holding a weekend retreat in one of the other buildings – some of whom were hookers – and did our show and tell for them in exchange for their show and tell. We were even serenaded by the mens’ Evangelical group at breakfast. It was a wonderful weekend. Not even the blanket of snow when we woke Sunday morning could dampen our spirits – maybe our shoes and socks because none of us wore boots…

I think we must be getting old though! I remember when we first started going to camp we would stay up till midnight or beyond – this time most of us were in bed between 9 and 10 – which does not mean we stayed there!!!!  We used to go to bed late and get up early – now we go to bed early and get up many times! Another sign of getting older!

Came home to a pile of laundry. Seems Gord does not know how to use the washing machine!!! He said it kept dinging as he tried to set it to go on and the error message D5 kept appearing (ahhhhh what happened to the good old days when we just turned one button – now the machines talk to us!). He thought this meant I permanently had delayed laundry for 5 hours (or would that be 5 months) – had to explain it really just meant he had not closed the door on our front loading washing machine! Oh well – he tried! 🙂

So some of our rugs from this weekend:

Betty’s squirrel rug for a friend who raises orphaned squirrels…HPIM5860 Betty’s sheep rug… HPIM5861 Sheila’s rug from her class with Deanne Fitzpatrick…HPIM5862 and another rug by Sheila…HPIM5863 And an amazing rug by …. yup Sheila…HPIM5864

Sheila’s sunflower rug in memory of a dear friend. This rug was inspired by a painting by Jeffrey Smith entitled Top Lit Sunflower. Jeffrey gave Sheila permission to translate his painting into a hooked rug… HPIM5865 Susan’s horse rug (pattern by Martina Lesar)…HPIM5868 Susan with Moose (pattern available from Baa Baa Bundles)…HPIM5869

Chris’ Christmoose rug in the process of being snowbound…HPIM5870 Chris also finished off Primitive Tulips (one of my kits)…HPIM5871  and worked on her Celtic knot chair pads…HPIM5872 Helen’s pillow – a Karla Gerard design…HPIM5873 and Abstract Paisley (another KG design)…HPIM5874The other Betty’s rugs…
HPIM5876 and another rug by the other Betty… HPIM5877 Wendy’s rug (a Maggie Bonanomi design)…HPIM5878 Donna finished off this piece for a friend who had decided not to take up hooking…HPIM5879Louise’s Deanne Fitzpatrick rug…
HPIM5883 and her new piece which is huge…HPIM5884 a bench pad in progress… HPIM5886 Andrea’s rabbit rug…HPIM5888 and her Carol Feeney rug…HPIM5890 and a completed rug – pattern she found at the Salvation Army for 5.00…HPIM5891 Andrea’s coverlet Lion rug and mine…HPIM5892 Karen’s Snow man rug…HPIM5893 Donna has been toting this rug hooked with nylons to various hookins for a while now and FINALLLLLLY it is finished and soooo beautiful….HPIM5894


4 responses »

  1. Liz from Seeley's Bay

    lovely lovely rugs Loretta…I am so glad you got to spend time with good buddies, doing what you love best! Wish I could have been there, but for sure, next time.

  2. Wow, looks and sounds like so much fun and some really lovely rugs. Hookins are so much fun – especially the weekend ones!
    Linda on the Rock

  3. Glad you got some quality time to have fun…cant beat it! Nice rugs ladies.

  4. Wow! Just beautiful work ladies! So inspiring! How can I find out some information about attending next year (or the next one, if there’s one earlier). I’d love to participate sometime.


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