Thursday, April 19, 2012

Springtime Meeting at Hallockville

We were back in our "summer home" at Hallockville Museum Farm for our meeting Tuesday night.  We've had a lovely spate of beautiful weather. The spring flowers and apple trees are in full bloom, and there's a new member at the museum, just a few days old!

He's happy to be out and about, but doesn't stray too far from his mother.  I think I need one of these for my back yard -- better than a lawn mower!

Carol brought some completed rugs for show and tell.  This is her Whale of a Tale rug from the class we had last summer with Tina Ackerman of g.woolikers.

She is now working on a pumpkin runner from Searsport.  She also brought a finished rug of Christmas stockings on a line, but I neglected to take a photo of that one.

Carol is hooked on hooking.  Her enthusiasm for hooking is so much fun to see.  She's hooking so much, however, that her wrist is out of sorts.  I recommended she try a Meno Trigger hook or a hook with a bent shaft -- both are supposed to minimize the repetitive motion that can cause carpal tunnel syndrome.  Another couple of things to try if you are having pain when hooking: make sure you use a hook with a fat shank to open up the holes in your linen and try a thinner cut of wool.  

Here's Rona's most recent rug, a hit-or-miss runner.  Such lovely colors.

Barbara brought along a tribute to her beloved Springer spaniel Baxter.  She mounted her rug in an old printer's type drawer.  Isn't that a fabulous idea?

Bonnie brought a couple of rugs to show us as well.  I love this sampler featuring a cabin in the woods and all the critters that surround it.

Here's another of houses that fit together like puzzle pieces.  Bonnie, like Carol, is so enthusiastic about rug hooking.  Can't wait to see what she comes up with next.

Bonnie also brought along these delicious carrot cake cupcakes decorated with pansies.  Don't you love the little fence post cup?

We won't be meeting in May because we'll be spending two days together at the Long Island Fleece and Fiber Fair, May 19 & 20 at Hallockville Museum Farm.  Stop by and visit us!

Monday, April 16, 2012

Hallockville Confirmed - 7pm Hudson House

Thank you for your patience.  We'll meet at Hallockville tonight - 7pm.

Please see note from Barbara!!  I can't wait to see what there will be for sale!!!

Hello RUGGERS..... a friend/student and rugger member-Sharon is the niece of a published author and East Coast teacher in Hooking that has past. Sharon has been "blessed" with her aunt's supplies and needs to share! She has:cutters, patterns, books, tons of dyes, wool and finely shaded and cut small size wool strips and more. Fair prices (cash & checks)-it all has to go. Will have ready for this Tuesday meeting... make plans to come and spend. THANK YOU

Monday, April 9, 2012

2011-2012 Raffle Rug - Guest Post

Guest Writer - member Sara from The Paisley Studio
This year's Peconic Ruggers raffle rug is coming along nicely! Here it is spread out at the meeting last night. Each vignette features a roadside attraction out here on the East End. The design is by Gail Horton and is a copy of an earlier Ruggers' raffle rug. Don't you love the black watch border?  We'll draw the winning ticket in the fall. If you are interested in purchasing tickets -- $1 each or 6 for $5 -- email

2011-2012 Raffle Rug (c)

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.