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Sunday, April 10, 2016

~ Virginia Rug Fest ~

Hello Friends & Folk!
~ and happy Sunday to you!

 Joan & I are home safe & sound from two weekends of traveling
we are pooped!!!
... but,
we have full hearts from seeing so many of you :)

Yesterday we were in Mechanicsville {Richmond} VA
vending at the VA Rug Fest.

We always look forward to this event,
and have most-happliy been a part for many years now...

Our thanks to Mary Henck and the Shockoe Slip Rug Hookers
for once again putting on a wonderful event
and to all those attendees and shoppers who stopped in our booth to chat & share...

Here are photos of the show,
hope you enjoy!

three beautiful rugs hooked by three beautiful women ~
you should see these in person!!!!

these designs are adapted from my folk art
and are available from Kris at
www.spruceridgestudios.com










here is the hook-in just beginning to fill up in the morning ~




here is our booth ~






Joan is always happy to help!
{love you my friend}




 oh look!!!
 a newbie-needle-puncher! and a great job she did!
I am always happy to help you learn & get you going ~ that's what I'm here for ;)





just a couple of rugs from the Out of Hand Rug Hookers Group challenge were brought in,
and they are beautiful ~





~ and ~






here is an overview of the hook-in ~
just look at all those happy hookers!!







 here are a few snaps of the other vendors' booths...
I want everything please!
this is the booth of
"Like Mother Like Daughter"
beautiful finished hooked decor...

can you see that beautiful smile?!!!







 here is the booth of
"Handmaiden Designs"
enlightening designs for hook & punch needle ~

{a happy hubby helping!}



sweet & beautiful Deb of Handmaiden Designs


 here is the booth of
"Checkmate Farm" & "Karakul Wool"
wonderful rug designs & such luscious wool yarns!!






here is 
"Seaside Rug Hooking"
and their beautiful booth full of goodness ~







here is the room of wonder from
"The Wool Studio"
no need to say more!






here is 
"Mary's Wool Garden" 
thee most colorful wool on the planet!

{Robin? are you still shopping?}

antique paisley
*swoon*


here is the raffle table laden with pretty prizes ~
oh those lucky winners!
{Kathleen!!!}




and speaking of Kathleen,
just look at what her talented hands have hooked ~









each year, 
the Shockoe Slip Rug Hookers choose a scholarship recipient from VCU 
{Virginia Commonwealth University}
and present the award to the winner...
this year's recipient was
Connor Shumaker!
{Congrats to you Connor!}





Connor's hands produce beautiful weavings & artful textiles...




Hello there!!


love to see such talent ~


just beautiful!!







 two groups combined to show their talent here below,
the Shockoe Slip Rug Hookers and there James River Rug Hookers
created this AWESOME table-full of fun animals!






 Peter & I were happy to introduce our new
'Stripper's Tote' at the show ~ and it was very well received!!
thank you so much to all who purchased one for your clamp-on cutters :)

here is a happy customer below,
using our tote with her Beeline Cutter~





 Our totes can accommodate Beeline & Fraser clamp on model cutters...
{thank you Susan for allowing me to use your cutter for demonstration purposes}
;)

our 'Stripper's Tote' shown with a Beeline Cutter



and shown with my Fraser 500 cutter ~


~ by my photos, I'm sure you can all see
what a fabulous time we had!!!
You really should come next year ~ you will be so happy you did!

Well friends,
 I am taking the rest of this day off to just rest a bit & hook.
a busy week ahead playing catch-up!

~ Blessings from the Farm ~
 Lori

15 comments:

Mary Henck said...

Lori, thanks so much for taking and posting such great pictures from Rugfest. I got so busy I didn't get a lot taken for myself! We had such a great turnout and so glad to see that everyone had such a great time. Mark April 15, 2017 on your calendar for next year's event. Mary Henck, Rugfest chair and Mary's Wool Garden

Mary Henck said...

Lori, thanks so much for taking and posting such great pictures from Rugfest. I got so busy I didn't get a lot taken for myself! We had such a great turnout and so glad to see that everyone had such a great time. Mark April 15, 2017 on your calendar for next year's event. Mary Henck, Rugfest chair and Mary's Wool Garden

Kris Miller said...

Thanks for sharing the pictures~it looks like it was a gorgeous day full of creativity! It is also thrilling to see the Notforgotten patterns hooked up. It puts a big smile on my face when I see how wonderful they turn out.

Kim Van De Riet said...

Wow! That looks like so much fun! Love all the pictures.

Kim Van De Riet said...

Wow! That looks like so much fun! Love all the pictures.

Linda said...

Lovely photos. You have a very nice blog.

Nancy D. said...

Wow! What a great time all of you had! Marvelous rugs…but I REALLY like that Spinning Witch!

Marilyn Schirmer said...

I too was most taken by the witch at the wheel! *sigh* so much to make, so little time!!

The Eveningstitcher said...

Gorgeous!!! Thank you for posting all the pictures, Lori! Looks like it was such a fun, fun day!!

Orange Sink said...

Wow! The nice variety of items and the displays are wonderful! Your photos are great Lori! I may have to plan a trip to VA! Thank you so much for taking time to get photos and share with us!! It makes my heart so glad to see all the rug hookers gathering and sharing the excitement!!
Hugs!!
Cathy G

Rebecca Noland said...

It was so fun seeing your rug hooking booth!!!!

Rugs and Pugs said...

Thanks for taking the time to take us along to the Rug Fest. Looks like a good time was had by all.
Hugs :)
Lauren

elaine allerton said...

Lori,,, thanks so much for these beautiful pics!! Just great,,,,, love your booth,,, so cheery,,,, love ur cutter boxes,,, and well,,, everything,,,,
Take care,,,

jean edmonds said...

Thanks for sharing so many wonderful pictures, Lori. I enjoyed seeing a picture of my friend Diane from the James River Hookers. I have not been able to attend the hookin for several years and I keep wishing I could! Maybe next year?

Blogger said...

I've just installed iStripper, so I can have the sexiest virtual strippers on my desktop.

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