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PIX FROM VERMONT…

MANY years ago when I first started rughooking I would make the trip down to Vermont (well back then I lived south of Montreal so the trip was not a long one!) to the annual rughooking display put on by the Green Mountain Rughooking Guild. There I discovered the work of Patty Yoder who created beautiful rugs which she entitled the alphabet rugs – one sheep rug for every letter of the alphabet. Sadly, Patty passed away a few short years after she began her rughooking journey but her beautiful rugs were donated to the Shelburne Museum south of Burlington, Vermont. On Monday Gord and I headed through the driving snow to the museum to see the wonderful exhibit (which is on till mid January). Although I had seen many of the rugs years ago, it was wonderful to see them all in one location, beautifully mounted with the description of each rug. I asked for permission to photograph the rugs and post them on my blog and the museum kindly agreed. We were also very lucky as we were the ONLY visitors (got there just as the museum opened and the parking lot had not even been ploughed). So here are the rugs – sadly when we transferred them from the phone to the computer they for some reason (oh oh – Gord!!!) are no longer in alphabetical order and the little tags are REALLLLLY out of order so I will only post tags for the rugs I am totally certain of. If you live ANYWHERE within driving distance of Burlington Vermont this is a display you will want to see. Google Shelburne Museum for more details on hour and length of the exhibit. We stayed for a few days at our favourite hotel – Green Mountain Suites – which has a great special at this time of year soooo…. (plus of course we did some great junkin at 5 Corners Antiques in Essex Junction). So lots of fun things to do in the area – but the exhibit was the best part!!!

































at the antique store Gord spied this amazing cranberry scoop – welllll out of my affordable range but soooo beautiful…(but rest assured I DID GET A FEW GOODIES I COULD AFFORD 🙂 )

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  1. Oh Loretta, these are WONDERFUL!!! Such treasures! Thank you so much for sharing. We are in Florida, but sounds like a great trip! Merry Christmas! Nancy

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  2. WOW Loretta! Thanks for sharing these beautiful sheep rugs with us! Her detail is amazing………….

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  3. Wow, what beautiful pictures, and it is truly a wonderful museum. Visited it once a few years ago. Beth

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  4. OH. MY. and WOW. What a wonderful post! To be enjoyed with a cup of tea and time to absorb each mat. Thank you for sharing!

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  5. Thanks, Loretta. What a wonderful show. Glad you were able to share. Not sure which is my favourite, they are all so wonderful!!

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  6. Thanks for sharing this beautiful exhibit!

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  7. Good morning!
    Thinking of you.

    Can you remind me of the name of the little town in Florida that has all the antique shops and
    the primitive store you told me about.

    Miss you! Do not miss the snow!

    Hugs.

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  8. What an absolute pleasure to open your e mail and see Patti”s rugs and the words. I went to the school in Vermont at Shelburne for years. It was the best and met so many wonderful people including Patti. You were probably there as well. Thank you for this e mail. So many memories. Merry Christmas and thanks, Anne Boissinot

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  9. Lorretta…your post is a great Christmas gift for all of us! Many thanks. I went to the exhibit but my pics aren’t near as good as yours. Wondering… do you see an alpaca image in “Y is for Yoder”? I’ve asked others it they see it but no one else seems to…puzzling. Sure wish Patty had left some info about it or someone else could see it!
    Wishing you a wonderful Christmas Season!

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  10. Loretta, thank you so much!! I have seen a lot of these, but so many I have not, and the explanations are wonderful! I wish I had been able to get her book!!

    Merry Christmas!

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  11. Thank you so much for posting these pictures. What extraordinary work!

    Dacy Bellingham

    On Thu, Dec 14, 2017 at 7:35 AM, Hooked On The Lake wrote:

    > hookedonthelake posted: “MANY years ago when I first started rughooking I > would make the trip down to Vermont (well back then I lived south of > Montreal so the trip was not a long one!) to the annual rughooking display > put on by the Green Mountain Rughooking Guild. There I discove” >

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  12. Jayne Lind Nelson

    Thank you from St. Paul. What a gift to see your pictures of Patty Yoder’s stunning work.

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  13. Thank you for this lovely gift🎄I am speechless at the beauty of each and every one of these rugs. Her talent is immeasurable ✌🏼

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  14. Loretta, I’m so glad the museum let you share this series of sheep rugs.
    Thank you! FLEECE NAVIDAD!

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  15. Beautiful!

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  16. Thank you

    Truly enjoyed viewing.

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  17. When I was down to the GMRHG’s November meeting, I visited the Patty Yoder show. The venue was perfect for highlighting these gorgeous rugs. Your photos are great, but actually getting up close to the mats was truly a treat.
    Merry Christmas
    HEather

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  18. How wonderful! Thank you for this share. Thank you again and again.

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  19. Amazing! Such a creative mind. Thanks so much for sharing these photos.

    Happy Christmas! Denise

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  20. Holy Moly what an amazing collection of works! I definitely want to go visit the Museum before heading back to AD. Thanks for sharing Loretta, congrats for making it there in one piece through that blizzard! How lovely you had the place to yourselves – a private viewing.

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  21. Jessica Crawford

    Thank you for sharing this. Marvellous work for sure. This was linked to a Facebook post from Ontario.

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