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. 

11 thoughts on “R.U.G.

  1. I’m glad you enjoyed your camping trip and it looks like you picked a lovely spot. thanks for sharing yout R.U.G. presentations. The rugs are beautiful! I love that last one of the trees! Bright blue…who would have thought?

  2. I love that one too Miz T. Cheri is a very talented hooker….cuts all her fabrics by hand and uses a lot of mixed fibers.

  3. I was so sorry to miss RUG, especially now that I know you were a presenter. Elaine Copeman said you were fantastic! Thanks for sharing the pictures. I will catch up with Elaine and see more later, I’m sure.Loved your camping shots too – especially of your neighbours.

  4. Wendie I’m sorry you didn’t make it too…I would so have enjoyed a chat. Cynthia sent me some more pictures, and I’ve spent the morning trying to figure out how to transport them so I can use them in the blog….no luck yet…I’m such a computer klutz.. 😦

  5. <html><body bgcolor="#FFFFFF"><div>Hey there</div><div>Well you sure made a new fan – I sent Elaine a link to your blog – ethnology is definitely not her best suit</div><div><br></div><div>Re the pics, The only way I seem to be able to do stuff like that is to save them to my desktop and go from there<br><br></div><div>Good luck with it</div><div><br></div><div>Wendie</div><div><br></div><div><br>Sent from my iPhone</div><div><br></div></body></html>

  6. Thanks Wendie for sharing the link. Hi Elaine….hope you enjoy the blog. Still no luck with the pictures…the way I’m going to deal with it is wait for my computer savvy son to come home and do it for me.

  7. <html><head></head><body style="word-wrap: break-word; -webkit-nbsp-mode: space; -webkit-line-break: after-white-space; ">It’s always good to have an "IT" person, especially one who works for free (or cookies or hugs)<div><br><div><div></div></div></div></body></html>

  8. Hey stranger! I was soooo happy to read your post and get a little glimpse into the goings on at RUG. I really missed not being there on Saturday (but I arrived home on Friday night from my trip and was way too tired to make the trek). Being able to follow along on your blog is the next best thing — so thanks! :-Dxxoo Jen

  9. Welcome back Jen…I’ve LOVED following your trip and seeing the wonderful photos. Reeth must be the most beautiful place on earth. A picture of one of the finished matrix rugs from the ‘show and tell’ from RUG next blog. You were missed….hope the jet lag doesn’t last too long.

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