Last Saturday, April 15th, was the annual Ann Arbor Hook-In. This year, it was my guild, Michigan Rugg Artistes that hosted (we get it every 3 years). Although, there are only 33 of us, I think we did a pretty good job. We had wonderful vendors..Kris Miller, Anne Bond, Lynn Kosarek, the Ault's, just to name a few ...so much luscious wool to choose from and so many patterns!
My friend, Andrea and I were in charge of the cookie and beverage table. Just look at all these goodies we had:
Our rug display, was disappointingly small this year. Although, 200 rugs were registered to be brought, only a handful actually made it....the hookers came, but not their rugs....so...it was a small showing, but there were still beautiful rugs! This one below, is from my friend Bonnie. She designed and hooked this rug for her bathroom. It's just gorgeous!
The following rugs, were brought in by fellow hookers: This is a design by Anne Bond. I think it is called "Hedwig"...it was just beautiful...I plan on hooking it in June....
And then, this rug which was way more beautiful in person than on camera. I don't know who the designer is or who hooked it...but it was quite the eye catcher!
This is a pillow I completed last week. I've never hooked a pillow before...so now I'm on to the next one. I really enjoyed this little design from Maggie B.
This is a wool applique design by Maggie B....stitched by my friend Sheila. Another beauty!!
Went to my antique booth this past Tuesday and brought in some more items....took some home too I hate when items sit around in a booth for months on end...I like to change it up every now and again. It's been a little slow in sales the past two months...so I'm hoping things will pick up. Primitives in Michigan seem to be on a downward slope...it's hard to find them and it's getting harder to sell. I think people's tastes are changing...young folks seem to like the industrial white farmhouse style instead of the drab, darker decor. I know my tastes have definitely changed over the past 5 years...
Well...that's it...hope I'm not MIA for another month...my son's wedding is in four weeks so we'll be busy with that....have a great weekend!! I'm going out to the yard to do the much dreaded yard clean up....maybe I should keep a smile on my face like this gal....then the work wouldn't seem so bad!