Yesterday was the monthly meeting of the Blue and Gray hookers of Gettysburg, Pa. This is a group of really dedicated rug makers, many that have been hooking for a long time and others that are fairly new at the art form. This meeting was their annual Christmas celebration and wool exchange. The turn out was exceptionally large. Most of the old members of the group were there along with a few new faces. Always nice to see old friends.
I could not get a picture of everyone but you get the idea of how many were there. Lots of talk, laughter and good food. There is something about hooking rugs and cooking that go together. I have never met a rug maker that did not cook lots of goodies.
This wonderful scene of Joseph and Mary was hooked by Lina. It is a real stunner. I wish you could see it up close.
This is Lina holding the picture up for all of us to see.
Here we are in a circle while Ann is reading the "Mr. Right and Mr. Left" poem that helps us exchange our wool gifts.
And last, but certainly not least, is Joan, our Santa. Joan is aklways in such jolly good spirits, gives us lots of laughs, and keeps us smiling all of the time.
I did not take many pictures as you can see. Just so much talking, good companionship and lots and lots of food. It is a great pleasure to belong to this group of great friends.
Eloise and I wish all of you the best of holiday seasons and the most blessed of Christmas's.