Thursday morning, I left bright and early to meet up with my good friend, Melissa,at the Sauder Village Rug Hooking Show. We stayed one night and had a wonderful time! Melissa and I are clones when it comes to this stuff..what she buys..I buy...what I buy...she buys, but she always has the inside scoop on new wools, patterns, etc. And she always keeps up with the latest workshops, hook-ins, & news. I sadly forgot my camera by the front door when I left in such a frenzy on Thursday...so I have NO pictures of the beautiful rugs. The highlight for me was the exhibition of Barb Carroll's rugs..not only the ones she hooked, but the antique rugs in her collection. The colors were just gorgeous...you know...that drab, muted blended-in look...She hooks with a really large cut. I don't know how she does it...but she does it beautifully!
Well...I forgot my camera...but not my pocketbook or sad to say...my credit card! Here are some pictures of what I bought this year.
I loved this pattern last year and of course the vendor had sold out...so this year, I was fortunate enough to buy one..it's beautiful hooked up.
No...I didn't purchase this new TV at Sauder...my DH bought it for me last Friday when I decided to take back my wool/sewing room. This way he can watch his sports on the bigger screen in the LR and I can watch my sappy DVD's and hook!
We met briefly with Lauren from Rugs and Pugs on Friday morning...she was camera ready! So please go to her blog, Rugs and Pugs, to see pictures of the beautiful rugs at Sauder.