Sunshine Rug Hookers don’t meet during July and August, and today was our final get together until September. We gathered at Couchiching Beach Park for a day of hooking laughter and food. Unlike last year when it was cold and windy, the weather was perfect….a lovely breeze off the water, and a choice of sun or shade to enjoy.This is a special spot in our town, with the band shell and water to one side…..……and Samuel D. Champlain and the beach on another side.
There was a wide variety of work being done. Lots of hooking of course…..Linda is whipping the edge of her little oriental….I was sewing down the back of my Lunenburg landscape…..Suzanne was beginning the lettering of her little mat….Gail is working on a pot holder….Chris has her sunflowers well under way.….this delightful winter scene is using a variety of fibres….…a celtic dragon design (love that colour palette)…Jean is doing a log cabin design using up some of her worms….Kathleen is creating a multi fibre tree. I’m so sorry the wool in the centre isn’t as vibrant in the photo as in person. It was really striking.Woops….sorry about the shadow….Edie is doing this stained glass morning glory pattern from Shiela Klugescheid . Isabelle is finishing her kaleidiscope pattern for her grandson.….and Linda L. is working on a stained glass pattern as well. She came dressed to match her work….….and she wasn’t the only one……Helen was totally colour co-ordinated with her knitting….….with the exception of her red shoes….which she kept hidden under her bag! (We’re obviously a very ‘fashion forward’ group).Kathy was knitting as well ….….and Mary was ‘corking’ this beautiful wool, which she intends to braid.
This exquisite embroidery piece is entitled “Writing on the Wall” and is from a painting of the same name. Such delicate work!Wendy was just enjoying the day. (sorry Wendy, I couldn’t resist…..she was actually knitting too)While we don’t meet again until September, there are already plans afoot for a project for the group in the fall……Teresa brought her friendship rug done with a group from the Purple Sock in Coldwater, and a similar project is proposed for us. Friends completing one square each in the rug of each participant giving us a lovely memento of those we hook with.I love this idea, and I hope we go ahead with it in the fall.
This was a special treat for dessert to celebrate the day. Thanks Suzanne.
In the mean time….summer is here!!!