The Quoddy Loopers' hook-in on November 3rd was a warm success, in spite of the inclement weather. In the face of dire storm predictions, intrepid rughookers from Saint John, Sussex. Fredericton and Moncton came to St Andrews on Saturday, November 3rd, to join the Quoddy Loopers at our first annual hook-in. Sande Gunning came from Browns Flat/Glenwood to tempt us all with her beautiful wools and other supplies. Our brand new member, Natalie, was lucky enough to win the River Gallery grand door prize, a sampling of the new Dorr wools and bent rughooking scissors that Sande graciously donated. Everyone went home with a prize. It was a great day, with a tasty lunch, lots of hooking, sharing and inspiration.
For the first weekend in December, our group again decorated a room in the Ross Memorial Museum of St Andrews for their annual Christmas Open House. Several members took turns demonstrating rughooking for the visitors. A few were surprised to see the 'mannequins' come to life, and all were fascinated to observe the process. Quite a few had family memories to share of grandparents, fathers or mothers who hooked rugs.