Last Friday I had the opportunity to attend the Sauder Village Rug Hooking Exhibit and meet my online friend Lauren from Rugs & Pugs Blog.
We met up in the parking lot prior to the opening of the show and exchanged gifts. Lauren gifted me with a very generous stash of wools.
And she made me one of her spoon necklaces with what else on it but 1803 Ohio Farm Baskets! The handle of the spoon says "WOOL". Aren't these great? Lauren, I LOVE them.
We had a good laugh when we saw each other's bags. I gifted her one of my antique clothespin baskets - the legs of the basket are the antique clothespins. I put it in a maroon bag with a piece of crow tissue paper. Guess what she had wrapped my wool up in?
We had such a nice day, enjoyed lunch at The Barn restaurant on the Sauder Complex and drooled over many gorgeous hooked rugs. My hooking journey to date has been pretty lonely - I took one class several years ago and have worked at it on my own since. It was so nice to have Lauren imparting her rug hooking knowledge to me as we walked around and looked at the rugs. Our taste in rug hooking is very similar and liked many of the same things. My goal for the coming year is to attend an actual hooking event with Lauren.
I've been very busy weaving baskets the last week and need to make my rounds and catch up with all of you.