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!

1 comment:

Peconic Ruggers said...

What a great post Sarah, thank you! I love that baby and the rug photos. We have to get a group shot for Tina!

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.