On Sunday of this Labor Day weekend Jill and I threw a few rugs and our hooking gear together and headed down town to Heritage Days in Rice Lake, WI. We were asked to demonstrate rug hooking to the crowds which never really materialized. Unfortunately the crowds were there Saturday and by Sunday the hot and dusty ground was all that was left underfoot as we sat and hooked and sipped our iced tea from insulated mugs.
Heritage Days had it's humble beginning under a huge white tent with displays of logging equipment and trapping paraphernalia and a couple of ladies crocheting doilies and the town hookers ( me and Jill). Hay bales lined the outer edges of the tent I assumed for folks to rest a bit while listening to expert local historians speak on the logging history and lore of Indians and early settlers. All interesting indeed... but we were hoping to drum up a few new hookers and lure them to the studio for lessons.
I think we spoke to three possible candidates.
Jill, however, was happy to have a few hours on a hot and dusty Sunday afternoon to sit and hook with her partner in business and crime.
She did a little reverse hooking as well! LOL!
Me, with the dumb look on my face, made a little more progress on a new rug I started a couple of days ago. It's a 20 by 40 inch runner with a wild hit and miss border done in all shades of green.
So tomorrow starts the journey into a new week and the start of the Fall season.
I will get to those studio photos I promised too.
Never enough hours in the day it seems.
Today is a big day for my sweet hubby Dave who loads tables, fixes light fixtures in the studio, takes photos, takes care of friend's chickens while they are on vacation, takes care of his 91 year old Mom, me and the fur boys, and puts in 60 hour weeks at the newspaper.
He turns 60.
I think we both will be sitting down a few moments to wrap our minds around that one!
Happy Birthday Honey!!