A wooly gathering.

Q:  What do you get when you put 200 rug hookers in the same room? 

A:  A fantastic day of sharing, laughing, shopping, eating, networking, and just plain FUN!

The Woolwrights held their annual March hook-in last Saturday.  They always do such a great job with the organization of this fun gathering.  I saw many people I know, but only get to see once a year or so, and I made a number of new friends.  I even managed to finish binding my The Fox and the Grapes rug. 

There was a rug show filled with beautiful rugs. Being in my Aesop’s fable mode, I took my The Fox and the Crow rug to hang in the show.  I was having too much fun to take many photos, but I did take a few snaps of the swap mat entries. Unfortunately, I didn’t get the name of the woman who won my pizza.  I hope she will enjoy it as much as I enjoyed hooking it.  I received the Sushi mat, which I love with the pearl bead bubbles.  It was designed and hooked by Joyce Rickenbach.  Joyce wasn’t there when we did the swap, but if she’s reading this… Thank you, Joyce, I love it!

Another really great thing that happened right before I had to leave, was that I won the Name That Wool contest run by wool dyer extraordinaire, Jan Cole, of Wool ‘n Gardener.  I walked away with a half yard of exquisite wool that I had named, Dark and Stormy.  Thank you, Jan!  I love Jan’s wool and did buy a beautiful array of wool for a future rug.  Jan’s wool even smells amazing. 

Thanks to all the Woolwrights for another really excellent day.  I’m already looking forward to next year.

There’s a lot of beauty out there and in a room full of rug hookers.

Here are a few of the food themed swap mats.  My pizza went home with someone and the Sushi mat came home with me.

Here are a few of the food themed swap mats.  My pizza went home with someone and the Sushi mat came home with me.

The Fox and the Grapes is finished.  This pattern will soon be available on the Shop page.

The Fox and the Grapes is finished.  This pattern will soon be available on the Shop page.

Here are the beautiful wools from Jan Cole, the Wool''n Gardener.  The dark one on the chair is the "Dark and Stormy" half-yard that I won.

Here are the beautiful wools from Jan Cole, the Wool''n Gardener.  The dark one on the chair is the "Dark and Stormy" half-yard that I won.