Free Hook in and other news…

Dear Diary,

Just a plug for our free hook in at the studio on November 24, from 10 am to 2pm. Bring your hooking and just come enjoy the oatcakes.

The workshop schedule for 2013 is posted so if you want to come be sure to get registered. I am offering only three workshops next year because I want to switch things up a bit.

There are only six more days to register for Wild with Style so be sure to register if you want to take this online course.

Lately I have been working on hooked rugs to illustrate an upcoming children’s book by Sheree Fitch. There will be about twenty five rugs  all 15 by 15″. Seventeen of them will be used as illustrations for this book. I have this idea that I would like to give all the rugs away as a collection to a children’s hospital, museum, or charitable organization that deals with children because I would like to keep the collection together and think that it would make a marvelous collection of artwork down a long hospital corridor. I will work out the details of that once the rugs are done I guess.

Today I had the pleasure of going to the local women in business lunch, where four speakers shared their stories about family life, business, and education for women. It was interesting to listen to people’s stories about their experiences. Each speaker had ten minutes to present so you really got a quick view of their world. On the way out, another woman and I chatted about how having four ten minute presentations really kept the audience interested. It was organized by our local Chamber of Commerce.

Last night , the local library, hosted Leo Mackay, a local author , whose book was selected for One Book Nova Scotia. This program is run by the library to get everyone in Nova Scotia reading the same book and talking about it. It is a lovely idea. Mackay’s book “Twenty Six” is about a mine disaster and a family’s struggle in Pictou County. I read it a few years ago, but still went to hear him speak last night. I was glad I did. He was funny, and a good story teller. There were about twenty six people there actually..oddly. His next book, Roll up the Rim, will be crowd funded through Indiegogo, an interesting new way of having a book published or getting any good idea off the ground. You learn something new all the time.

The studio is certainly quieter here now that our fall workshops are finished but we are getting ready for our online class this November and here to help all the local rug hookers with their projects. There are still a few people on the road, stopping in to the studio on their day trips, and we are always glad to see them.


4 thoughts on “Free Hook in and other news…

  1. Deanne,
    Will you be offering the course again in Janaury or February? I would love to take part but Nov/Dec are looking like busy months already.
    Thanks, Sandra


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