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Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Hooking Fun, Fellowship, and Food...

That's what makes a good party! Right???

The Blue and Gray rughookers had their Christmas party yesterday near Gettysburg. What a great group! We had lots of ladies, lovely rugs, food and friendship galore! And Santa (aka Joan) came to visit. Kathy is keeping her back turned, having a serious conversation with Santa. She doesn't want the rest of us to know she's asking for more wool!

Look at all the work going on! Some of these projects need to be done before Christmas!

There were many lovely primitive rugs being hooked.

And a few more traditional ones, too.

I really over did it with pictures this time. I knew I wasn't going to be able to concentrate on hooking with all the activity going on, so I didn't bring a project. I decided that talking, eating and taking pictures would be enough!

Look at the amazing detail in Barb's rug!

Ruth is not only a rughooker, but also an accomplished machine embroiderer. She made this delightful patriotic quilt as a present for her daughter.

Joan is enjoying the results of the wool exchange while Marian works on her barn stars. I tried to take a close-up of Marian's stars to better show the shading but it didn't come out well.

Everyone is in a circle while Ann reads a Christmas story with many 'lefts' and 'rights' in it to indicate the direction in which the gifts are to be passed.

The buffet was filled with goodies galore. Hooking and Cooking just naturally go together!

And here are the finished rugs!

Sorry I don't have the names of the ladies who hooked all of them. I do know that Santa-Joan did this winter scene.

I have one more rug picture that I deleted by accident that I will show in a future post.
I think everyone had a great time at the celebration. I know I did!
Enjoy your holiday preparations. Try not to get too stressed out!
Please take some time to relax and hook!


  1. Pat,
    Again, wonderful job in photo taking and capturing the spirit of all the lovely ladies! What I wouldn't give to have been there or have such a group around here to share with! You are truly blest! Have a Merry Christmas...... P.S. I just noticed all the lovely silver hair in the group...I think I would fit right in LOL XXOO Cathy G

  2. Pat I'm glad you got so many pictures. I was so busy talking that I only got a few. I agree with Cathy G. we are so lucky to have such a group to hook with. See you Thursday when we meet with another fun group.

  3. Great post, I love seeing all the rugs. Each one is beautiful.
    I even love the sweater Ann has on with the sheep on it.
    Barb's rug is amazing.

  4. Wow What a big and productive group - yes you are lucky to have the group to hook with - looks like a great hook-in! Probably won't make it out on Thursday but after the first of the year we can celebrate with a NY's 2010 party! Merry Christmas to you and Zip and the kids!

  5. Wow! Barb Twig's rug looked spectacular. Nice pictures Pat. Looks like everyone was having a good time, loved Santa. What a nice turn out and some really neat rugs.


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