We returned from camping a few days ago…we had a wonderful time….
a lovely campsite and terrific weather. What more could you ask.
Wonderful Ontario scenery
The falls at Fenelon Falls
…and our only close neighbours…..Max and Bill….two retired clydesdales.
I haven’t picked up a hook since we got back…..but that’s not to say I haven’t been busy with hooking matters. Today (Saturday) was our semi annual meeting of R.U.G. at the Simcoe County Museum. R.U.G. stands for ‘rughookers united gathering’. A number of the hooking groups in the general area get together twice a year, with vendors, a program, show and tell, an auction, and lots of munchies and visiting.
It was Sunshine rug hookers turn to be hosts, man the door, provide coffee and munchies and present the program….. Our program was about ‘inspiration’…….and was broken down into two parts….still life as a source of inspiration…and Klimt as a source of inspiration.
I was the speaker for the introduction of the Klimt portion, so I spent a couple of days researching, and writing what I wanted to say.
We had a good turnout….this was taken about 2/3rds of the way up the room.
Unfortunately I didn’t get pictures of all the rugs, but I’ll share the pictures I did get. Cynthia introduced the general topic, and Margaret discussed the processes the group went through to design and draw a still life. Then each hooker introduced her work and discussed it….background, process..etc.
I gave some info on Klimt’s life, influence, present popularity, and ‘hookability’. These are some of the pieces where Klimt served as inspiration.
Cheri’s work is still in progress
And of course I showed Adele and my ‘ not quite completed’ Hygieia. Unfortunately….I missed getting pictures of several of the Klimt inspirations.
Next blog I’ll share pictures of some of the ‘show and tell’ rugs.
Oh…by the way…I picked up a light grey tweed, and an even lighter grey check…which I think (fingers crossed) will work well for the background of my Fat Cat.