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!!!