Sherman Hook-In & flea market find
- I've got the Sherman Hook-In on June 14th marked on my calendar and am
looking forward to seeing some of my old friends from Dallas again.
And from previous experience if I'm going to do justice to the array of
wonderful salads I'll need to starve for two days beforehand . I think
everybody should bring multiple copies of their salad recipes to share--
some were so unique! And Oh yes, I'm looking forward to feasting my
eyes on all the rugs and picking up a few things from the vendors.
Thanks Susan for the note from one of your students thanking me for the
wool donation. Made me feel so good that I'm ready to pull out some
more for you (if you still need it). I know you mentioned you needed
cuts in No.6 as well as uncut. I have quite a lot in 4's and 5's. Are
you interested in those?
Obviously it doesn't take much to make a rughooker deliriously
happy .I'm still basking in the afterglow of finding two yards of off
white Dorr wool (at least I can't tell the difference) in the bottom
of a box full of fabric at the Flea Market for $2 on Wednesday. That
has never happened before! I brought it home, compared it to Dorr wool
I had on hand--even gave it the "Burn test" for determining pure wool.
And mentally, I've already allocated it for a pattern of a huge
poinsettia that I've had in the drawer for several years just waiting
for an incentive to work it. Think I'll complete it by Christmas? Of
course I will--providing there's no emergencies in the family between
now and then.
We have three new rughookers, or would be rughookers who have joined us
on this list lately. Welcome and don't hesitate to tell us about
yourselves and what you're working on. If you have any questions
pertaining to our art, fire away. I'm a relative novice in the art,
but there are others who can answer any question you might have. I
notice one of the new ladies is from Shreveport, which evokes sweet
memories of my mother and all her kin with their solf spoken southern
brogue. I wonder if there's an organized group of rughookers in
It's been a rainy afternoon here. Perfect for napping and rughooking.
I've done the former and am now ready to start on the latter. I
finished the memory rug I started at the April camp and am well into
the second of the three I promised to make for family members with
slight variations in each--not by choice but because I never have
enough of the same wool, not to mention it would be boring.
Hope to see everybody in Sherman. Ruth Ann
Don't let Ruth Ann fool you. She is not as novice as she would lead
you to believe. She is very humble, a very capable rughooker and a
What's on your frame? Mine is still the agate tile rug that is in
the "In Progress" folder. I know better than to start anything else.
Who all are going to try to make it to the Sherman Hook-In? So far so
good for me. This will be my first time. I am taking a Black-Eyed
Pea salad and two cameras for the pictures of rugs.
I can't wait to finally get to put faces with names of the ladies I
have corresponded with for quite some time now and still have not met.
I can't wait! Tracy