Tuesday, September 28, 2010


Yesterday I joined the Cumberland Valley Rug hookers for their monthly hook-in in Chambersburg. I had not joined them all summer. I had hoped to take the summer off but still seemed to have many things to do in connection with hooking. I did, however, curtail my traveling to some extent this summer.

Yesterday was a rainy, foggy day. Very low visability and lots of traffic. When I was about half way to Chambersburg I really thought I had made a
mistake going out on such a day. Apparently others felt the same way because not as many attended as usually do. However, the rugs were great and really worth the effort to get there. Hope you enjoy this little rug show. This pig rug is being hooked by Thelma. Thelma is in her late 80's or early 90's and is an avid hooker. Her pieces often depict farm animals.
The acorns were hooked by Marion.
She is making them into hot pads and coasters.
Her friend Bonnie was with her and Bonnie is also working on them.

This cat is being hooked by Thelma. It is really a beauty.
The hard part is done - now just the flowers.

The needlework piece is a creation of Ann's.
She had finished her last hooking
project and had just started this piece.

This is Joyce's finished project.
The hooked piece is remarkably like the photograph
of her cat.
A wonderful hooking job.

This lovely rose was hooked by Ann.
She bought this pattern and wool as a kit.
She remarked that it was the first kit that she
had ever seen in such complete form.
A beautiful rose.
This piece is also Ann's.
The colors are lovely in this piece.
It has the Pennsylvania Dutch look about it and is a

This mat is Peg's
A small but well done piece.

I hope you have enjoyed this little rug show. I surely enjoyed my day with these great hooking friends.
I want to thank all of you that telephoned, e-mailed and left messages on my blog concerning our Brandi. I am please to report that she is doing well. She is still in intensive care, receiving antibotics, and the medicines that deter rejection of organs. We hope that she will be moved to a private room in the next day or two. I understand that she has begun to be "sassy." As an experienced mother, I take this as a good sign that she is well on the way to recovery. Saying thank you seems so inadequate, but its all I have to give to each of you. Your prayers and ours are being answered and I know that they made a big different. THANK YOU.


Julia said...

Doris, the rug show that you posted is fabulous and the cat pillow is so amazingly realistic. But the best news of all is that your granddaughter is doing so well. I still include her in my prayers for a speedy recovery and that all continues to goes well for her. JB

weaverpat said...

Hi Doris,
It was nice to have some time to chat in person yesterday. I am so glad you took some pictures! I was too busy talking and forgot till the last minute when people had already taken up their rugs.

It's good to hear that Brandi is doing well! Yes, I think 'sassy' is a good sign!!! LOL! That means she's feeling strong enough to assert herself! We will continue to pray for her speedy recovery.

Kim said...

Wow, some of those rugs are spectacular - the rose and the cat - just awesome.
Glad to hear Brandi is "sassy". I think that is a good sign.

Joanne said...

Thanks for the rug show! It's always nice to see what others are working on! Rainy day here yesterday and most of today!

So happy Brandi is doing so well! What a blessing for you and family