Monday, August 30, 2010

Apple Trees and Smiling Sheep - August 2010 Hook In

We had a FANTASTIC turnout to our August 2010 hook in. Mother Nature blessed us with cooler temperatures and quite a breeze. It was beautiful under the apple trees (I know I keep saying that, but it's so true - there is nothing like hooking under a nice old group of trees!).

This sweet heart has a Mona Lisa smile!

Look at the smile on this love!
The sheep were calling (yelling?) to us as we were setting up so we had to show them some love.  What a hoot they are!  I bet they were enjoying the cooler weather as well.

Let's get on to the rest of the day...

We really are under the apple trees...see?
Bumble Bee was there with all of her goodies - beautiful and clever!! Honestly, something for EVERYONE! She hooks, she knits, she weaves, she crochets.....

Bumble Bee's punch needle frame - also great for using up every last inch of linen....

Sally and Sue will be show in Gail Horton's rug show "The Proverbial Proverb" at the Southampton Historical Museum - through October 2!

Our raffle rug is almost complete!!!  I love his coloring.  June is working on him now, thank you June!

Sue's Flounder - the picture does not do this justice - the flounder is the most unique texture!!

Eleanore is working on a intricate floral....

I want to thank everyone for visiting and sharing their projects - both recent and current.  It really makes for a great day and shows all of our visitors how diverse and creative this historical art can be!

Our next hook ins will be our Winter Hook Ins in January and February!   Our next event is a demo booth at the Longwood Country Fair on 9/11 and 9/12.  This is a great family fair - come by and see us!!!

Monday, August 9, 2010

HOOK-IN Saturday, August 21 - 10am - 4pm - Hallockville


A mini member exhibit

The Ruggers' Hook-In brings together artisans from all over Long Island who share a passion for hand hooked rugs. Visitors will learn about this fascinating art form, create a loop or two and have an opportunity to purchase wool, patterns and other supplies.

A surprise awaited us at our last hook-in (Saturday, July 24) - a cool breeze beneath the shade of the apple trees behind the Hudson House! Even with a heat advisory, we were able to hook comfortably until around 1:30. It suddenly became so hot we had to move in to the air-conditioned Hudson House.

Along with the public, we were visited by a reporter from the group of papers that owns the North Shore Sun, and by Denise Civiletti from, a website that highlights Riverhead. Denise videotaped my rug hooking demo and it can be seen on her website.
The companionship was very pleasant and the food was delicious - Sarah’s chicken and rice salad - PR Cookbook recipe?

I hope to see you Saturday, August 21 from 10a to approximately 4p - don’t let the heat advisories of 2010 keep you away!

Call Hallockville at 631-298-5292 for additional information and directions.

The event is free and open to the general public.
The Peconic Ruggers, started by Gail Horton in 1996, is a rug hooking guild from the North Fork of Long Island, New York. We meet monthly at the beautiful Hallockville Museum Farm in Riverhead, New York.