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Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Rug Hook-In at Sycamore Farms in Terre Haute

I haven't posted in a while. We had another death in the family and I've just been dragging around. But I think I'm ready to move forward and get in a better mood.

I went to a rug hook-in last weekend in Terre Haute. The weather getting there was not pleasant, as it rained almost the whole way there. But the hook-in was a lot of fun. I sat with 3 other hookers from the Toledo, Ohio area. They were great women and made me feel part of their group. The hook-in actually took place in an old barn that's been renovated. It's called Sycamore Farms. It sits next to a bed and breakfast called ButtonWoods. We had a lovely fancy luncheon in the restaurant at the bed and breakfast. I think the restaurant is now closed to the public due to economic reasons, but the bed and breakfast is still open. Wendy Miller of The Red Saltbox was hosting the hook-in. There were no classes, but all the hookers came home with a bag of rug hooking goodies - 2 nice pieces of wool, a pattern drawn by Wendy especially for the hook-in and a small hooked bird pin. I had a great time and was thrilled to get out of the house and have something enjoyable to do.

The best part of the day happened on the way home. The weather once again turned ugly as I drove the 3 hours home. I was not too far away from home when a rainbow appeared. Then another rainbow appeared to the left of the first one. Amazingly, you could see both rainbows completely touching the ground from end to end which I don't think I've ever seen before. People were pulled off the road taking pictures and staring in wonder at the sight! It was truly one of the more beautiful things I've seen lately. The main rainbow had the bright colors on the left and the second rainbow had the bright colors on the right so they were exact opposites of each other. They stayed in the sky where you could see both ends touching the ground for probably 20 minutes. Needless to say, it really made a great day for me even better.

6 comments:

weaverpat said...

Hi Sharon,
I'm sorry to hear you lost a loved one. Please know that my thoughts are with you!

Thank you for posting about your hook-in with Wendy Miller. She's supposed to be teaching in our local shop (Grant Street Woolworks) in Sept. It's always nice to hear good things in advance about an instructor!

The rainbow sounds beautiful! Glad you got home safely!

Kathy (woolfind) said...

So sorry about your loss. Hoping better days are ahead of you.
Your hook in sounded wonderful! Glad you found a group of women who made you feel at home.
I love rainbows, and when I first moved here, my husband yelled to me to come outside one day when it stopped raining. Off our deck, we saw two rainbows. Amazing sight!

Linda said...

I attended the Wendy Miller Hook-In in Terre Haute, as well! It was a great day, wasn't it? Her rugs are beautiful...

I wish we could have met!

Sharon -- said...

Linda, I wish we could have met, too. I had a great time (other than the weather getting there and getting home!!). Wendy's rugs are just wonderful and the wool and patterns she had with her were really beautiful. I only wish I would had a lot more money to spend!! But, I guess I should pay my mortgage first...

Maybe we can meet at another rug hooking event. Let me know where you might be attending one and I'll see if it's something I can arrange for my budget.

Sharon

Herbgirl said...

How cool to meet another hoosier blogger! I live in east central indiana just north of Muncie. My brother and his family actually live just outside of Terre Haute now and I lived there for three years while my husband attended Indiana State University.

Thanks for stopping by to enter the giveaway. I'll definitley stop back by and enter yours too!

Hugs N Herbal Blessings, Mandy

Lucy said...

Hello Sharon,
Thanks for signing up for my giveaway and for following me! Wish I had time to hook!
Your rainbow sounds amazing!
Stop by often and good luck in the giveaway!
I'll be sure to enter yours!
Lucy from By the Hill

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