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Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Hooker's Heaven....

I have a Rug Hooking Angel....

and her name is Ogretta.

She started hooking rugs in the late 1980's,
attended many rug camps,
and hooked many, many rugs.

She designed a rug of the State Seal of VA
that now holds place of honor at the Capitol...
and designed a rug that honors the Marine Corps.

Ogretta sadly passed away on December 30th, 2009 ~
before she could finish hooking her collection of patterns on burlap & linen...

One of her last requests was that her collectioon of woolens, patterns & supplies
be donated to a teacher of rug hooking...

& that's where Fate & I shook hands...

I received a phone call from Ogretta's daughter a week or so ago,
oddly out-of-the-blue, asking me if I would like to have the supplies...

it was one of Ogretta's last wishes,
that her beloved hooking stash be donated
to a someone who taught rug hooking...
I asked her daughter how she came to ask me,
and she relied
"I just found you"
and I didn't even know I was lost! :)

I have 6 huge containers of wool, strips, patterns on linen and burlap, grain sacks, a bliss cutter, a frame and everything is so neatly and utterly organized...
oh Ogretta...
you put me to shame!!!

Sweet Angel Ogretta,
my Heart is Full knowing that I was chosen by you...
I will put your collection to good use,
I am forwarding your gift along to friends that need wool,
I will keep the cutter here in the shop to be used by students at our classes,
and I will (hopefully) hook some of your rug patterns and hang them proudly in your honor.
Thank you for your kindess...

Blessings from the Farm,


Robin said...

It's like Christmas...love the stash of wool and the patterns are awesome. The dog one is too cute, but welcome is nice to. See you soon.

Nan ~ Threadwork Primitives said...

Lori, you give so much of yourself so it is nice to see you get a little something back. Bless Ogretta and her daughter. I'm glad you were the one they found :)

Diva Kreszl said...

that's quite a stash! isn't it just wonderful that it found it's way to you :)

Jacque said...

I am so happy for you.

Catherine said...

Sometimes it's nice to be found - even when we don't know we're lost!

Christine LeFever said...

You are such an amazing artist in all of your pursuits. It stands to reason that your heart and mind would inadvertently attract such blessings. Congratulations to a well deserving soul.


Lindy said...

Wonderful...good for you!

prims by olde lady morgan said...

WOW!!! How cool is that! It makes me want to try my hand at hooking again! OLM

Debbie Miller of Onion Patch said...

Lori, This brought me to tears. I'm happy you were found!!

janeu729 said...

What a wonderful gift for an inspirational teacher. I would be honored to hook one of the designs for you to hang in your shop.



tj said...

...An Angel giving to another Angel, how 'bout that... ;o)


Beckyjean said...

What a wonderful gift!!


Sandy, Sisters of Season said...

What a wonderful blessing . . good for you Lori. God's hand was in this one!

Calico Rabbit said...

that is such a beautiful blessing,
I am so happy for you and rest in peace hooking happily Ogretta!

Prim blessin's,

Alice ~ Folk Art Primitives said...

Blessings come in lots of different forms, don't they? This is a wonderful blessing story and the fact that you're passing on the blessing is even better! Have a good day!

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