"A love of objects symbolic of childhood
may be especially strong in people who are
very responsible, mature and level headed.....
a relief from the intense pressures of constant
adulthood." Dr. T. Reubens
Out of curiosity, I searched the Web for Dr. T. Reubens, but had no success in finding this enlightened doctor. I would like to read more about what the good doctor means by this profound statement. I hope it will speak to you too.
Today my first Saturday rug hooking group met and we had a lovely time together as we always do. Lots of chatter, laughter and appreciation for one another's rugs. We have a lot of diversity in the group in hooking styles, sizes and cuts and refined versus primitive preferences. My husband participates with this group and he is our self-appointed President with only a few ground rules: 1) have fun; 2) be nice to each other; 3) the last one who arrives brings donuts for the next month's meeting. He is a "keep it simple" kind of guy and I think he loves being surrounded by all the women. We are a bit of a renegade group and we like it that way!
The group has the benefit of no less than four McGowan trained teachers who attend, but this is a free form group, no teaching, no vendors, just hooking and laughing goes on. We bring a brown bag lunch and have purposely chosen not to take on any club or guild type structure.
I'm posting a few pictures I took randomly, from strange directions with my iPad, when several of us tossed our rugs on the floor as we were wrapping up the day. I need to begin taking my camera with me to our gatherings for better pictures! So sorry these are sort of warped due to the angles.
|Betty's incredible pansy rug in a 3 and 4 cut. Betty has successfully entered several rugs for the Celebrations competition.|
|Pam's and my rugs. I wish I'd gotten a better close-up of Pam's rug.|
|Betty with Sassy, our mascot!|
|Larry's rug upside down, on an angle; a representation of Mt. Fuji in Japan. Larry is a bonsai artist too!|
|My rug with the border halfway finished.|