Normal But Different, September 05, 2021

COVID is here to stay I'm afraid and we will 'try' to get back to a some what 'normal' time before COVID.  I attended a 'rug hooking' retreat in PEI last week, it was so wonderful to hang out with like minded people and enjoy each others company and rug hook to our hearts content.  First time in over a year for me. Many laughs were had, wonderful food was consumed and lovely projects were begun and some finished. 

I thought it was appropriate for me to hook an Anne of Green Gables pattern by Joan Kay called Wash Day.  I had so much fun hooking this pattern and I am now working on the border.  The picture below doesn't have the border done as of yet but my selection of wool for the border has been decided.

Our Lady of Hope was the retreat facility and we were so wonderfully looked after, and the facility was perfect!

I am sharing some of the works of art done by the ladies in attendance at the retreat.  I can't wait until next year!

The above was hooked by Lucy Richards and her daughter Stacey Geldart.  One was punched using yarn the other punched using wool fabric.  Lovely pattern by Stacey.  Can you see which is which?

Kim MacKenzie is hooking the above very old 'free' pattern.  Most of the wool being used has been supplied by Della's Rug Hooking.


Lynne and Helen showing off their lovely rugs they finished above.


A couple of rugs Caroline Simpson was finishing up, both lovely.

There were many more lovely rugs being worked on. Some of us drove to a local rug hooking studio to visit, Plum Tree Studio.  There was so much to look at, we really enjoyed ourselves.  I purchased a Lori-Ann Lingley pattern I could not resist.  I know this will be my 'next' project.

Virtual Shopping Monday's will return tomorrow, stay tuned!

Have a good week everyone.





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  • Looks like a great time was had by all ! Love that design by Lori . Looking forward to seeing Washday finished !

    • ursula
  • Looks like you had a fabulous time. Hopefully next year. Loved the rugs 💕

    • Barbara Black
  • Thank you Nurse Della, for being so quick to administer the band aid, soothing words and an unexpected verbal questionnaire. You would be amazed at how well it has healed!

    • Doris Norman
  • Oh Della! I just LOVE your “Anne” rug! The colors are so vibrant! Glad you had a great time in PEI, you deserve it!

    • Debra Ackles Adams
  • A great Blog…. lots of good stuff Della..

    • Linda Derrah