Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Rock Creek Lenexa Hook-In

This was my first time going to a Hook-in.  It was so much fun and I had a blast meeting some of my primitive online friends.

From left to right....Me, Sher, Ginger, Saundra, Betty, Pati Jane, and Robin.   I've chatted with some of these ladies in a ebay group that I belong to, AAPG.  It was so nice to put faces with the names and meet them all.  Since this was my first hook-in, I was like a kid in a candy store.  I hope I didn't scare these ladies off, with my giddyness of taking it all in.  I don't think I sat down at all and I know I didn't even work on my project.  There was too much to see and lots of wool to fondle.

Then I was surprised to find out that Maggie Bonanomi was there.  I have all of her books and love her style.  Here she is holding her project from her latest book, 'Book of Days'.  That is her hubby in the background.

Here are some of the girls actually working on a project.  L to R, Saundra, Pati Jane, Theresa (standing), and Betty.  Betty was teaching Pati Jane how to stitch on linen.

I got to meet Theresa at the hotel the night before.  We drove up and got a hotel room the night before the hook-in.  This is so we didn't have to get up so early and worry about bad weather.  Brett wanted to go down to the pool, so I took him down and got in the jacuzzi.  I was surprised to meet 2 very fun ladies, Theresa and Reggie.  I only wish we had stayed another night there, as they were all going out to dinner and hitting the jacuzzi again.

Here we have JoJo (in the pink)!  It was so nice to meet her.  I've chatted with her on Wool Snippets for a few years.  Hi JoJo, I will get back to posting on Wool Snippets soon.  Looks like Betty, JoJo, and Robin deep on conversation.

Here you can see some of the booths in the background.  Lots of wool around and wonderful hooked rugs.

I have more pics of the rug show that I will post later.  There were some gorgeous rugs in the show and after seeing them all you get so inspired to hook, hook, hook.  I will also share pics of my goodies in the next post.  I have to get them in good lighting to take a pic.


Gayle said...

Chelle - How fun that you got to meet up with some of your online friends. Did any of them look the way you had imagined? The Lenexa Hook In sounds like it's a really big one - here in Utah we're lucky to get 30 people - but we're growing and getting better all the time.

Joanne said...

Chelle - looks like you gals had a wonderful time! Wish we all could have been there - Fun seeing all you "in person" in the pic! Hook-in's like this are too much fun and sometimes "overwhelming" - overdose of fun - but good overdose!

Thanks for sharing

primitivebettys said...

I was great to meet you in person, Chelle! We will have to plan to meet up again soon. We aren't that far apart. :)

Primitives By The Light of The Moon said...

It was so good to meet you Chelle. Wish you could have had one more evening at the hotel so we could have visited more. :)Ginger

Janet said...

I know this is off the subject but is there a large quilt show in Wichita every year/every other year?

Margie said...

Chelle...looks like so much fun. I really want to get to a hook-in at some point. Love your blog...thanks for entering my giveaway...I will be back time and again.

Grace to you,

Kathie said...

looks like a wonderful place to be, learning to rug hook is on top of my list. Wow so much inspiration there...you must have been in your glory!
hope all is well.

Kim said...

Its always fun when a group of hookers get together. And especially fun when you get to meet blog friends in person. Glad you had fun.