Sunday, November 4, 2012

Harvest Hooking

Last weekend I had the pleasure to attend the Wine Country Rug Hookers (WCRH) Guild Harvest Hook-in in Petaluma CA.  I drove over with three friends from the Sacramento Guild.

This was the first Harvest Hook-in event by the WCRH and hopefully it will not be the last.  What an incredible hook-in.  To start off we were in beautiful Sonoma County which is gorgeous any time of year, but it has a very special feel to it in the fall season.  Open farmland and rolling hills with a cool temperature and random pumpkin farms here and there set the stage for a beautiful location.

A very nice, state of the art school gymnasium housed the event.  From the moment you reached the entry, you were in for a harvest delight.  The ladies of WCRH outdid themselves in setting up an incredibly welcoming entry with full harvest theme.  Everywhere you turned there were harvest decorations:  pumpkins, interesting gourds, corn stalks, antique props to show off a harvest bounty, colorful flowers and more.  The decorating was worth the journey alone, but the goodies didn't stop there.

Upon entering the hook-in we each received a little bag full of goodies.  A scissor fob (each one individually made), a lavender sachet, a chocolate drop, some strips of wool.  A welcoming breakfast bar of baked goods with coffee and tea was overflowing with choices.

Guild members also offered vendor booths and of course you know we had fun shopping.  There was also numerous items available for silent auction.  I would estimate there were a dozen or more items, each cleverly organized and unique in composition.  In the first picture below you can see the tables on the right full of silent auction items.

A rug show was also offered and all participants of the hook-in were invited to bring a rug to share.  I will show pictures of the rugs in the next post, since I've already tantalized your imagination with all the pictures above!

What a fun day and a big thank you to WCRH Guild for sponsoring the event!

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