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What a wonderful hookin hosted by the ladies from the Martintown and Beaconsfield guilds! Mother Nature must have been happy to have a bunch of hookers gathering as we had perfect weather (a tad nippy but clear and sunny) so there was a fabulous turnout. Lunch provided by the ladies consisted of about 8 different delicious soups and breads followed up by an assortment of treats so no-one went hungry. The vendors were wonderful – from beautiful hand made wooden items, rughooking supplies, Oxford punch needle supplies, hand spun yarns, luscious precut velvet strips, hand made fimo hooks, miniature punch needle supplies – we had it all! AND!!! Gord won a door prize – well he THINKS HE WON IT – in actual fact hmmmmm, it may become mine 🙂 . Anddddd – since I have done such a marvellous job of decluttering I added a new piece to my stash. A wonderful little bench that came from a nunnery (gosh that sounds rather Shakespearean) in Quebec. This will be added to my collection – hmmm how many benches do I have now? Each is so beautiful with wonderful patina – I love vintage and antique benches and boxes – the grungier the better. This one is wonderful because there are 2 layers to the top – one screws off and can be covered with a hooked mat and screwed back on… Ahhhhh, another winter project!

I was only able to get a couple of pictures – we were a tad busy (in fact Gord kept telling me to stop schmoozing and get working!) so here they are…

Jacques is doing this beautiful rug…
and his wife Isabelle did this lovely rug…
Gill did a punch needle version of Karla Gerard 2 Raccoons (I carry this pattern as a punch needle kit or rughooking pattern)… I love this piece especially as we seem to have adopted 3 baby raccoons who hoover the sunflower seeds the chickadees toss off the bird feeder onto the porch for them… and Christine sent me a picture of her wool feather wreath – years ago I made a feather tree out of wool – hmmm mine was not as beautiful as Christine’s wreath – in fact!!!! it ended up in the garbage.  There are instructions on youtube on how to make these wreaths – I may have to try again!!!!… Today is our Guild potluck and ornie exchange. Should be a fun fun day… hope yours is as well….

7 responses »

  1. So happy you are having so much fun!
    Miss you!
    Would love to see a picture of the bench you found.

    Sent from my iPad

  2. That wreath is outstanding!
    Oh and I love the logging hooking, amazing!

  3. I love that logging rug.

  4. Beautiful pieces! Lovely to see you at the hook-in. It was a fun day! Wonderful to be surrounded by so much creativity.


    Hi Loretta,

    I have a friend who is interested in getting started. Wondering if you are home the afternoon of Thursday, Dec. 13. Would love to bring her up to your place.


  6. love all these rugs. The Log Driver’s rug is particularly lovely. But oh no! Now I have an ear worm in my ear. It is called the Log Drivers’ Waltz. It tuned up immediately when I saw that rug. Please wish all the wonderful hookers in the Guild a very Merry Christmas Loretta. I think of you gals often.

  7. So lovely….and Jacques, The Log Drivers sent me onto Google for the much loved Log Driver’s Waltz…Like Trish’s ear worm I know It will be with me for at least the day! My great uncle rode the rafts on the Ottawa River from Pembroke to Montreal……What fearless lads they were!


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