Sunday, April 29, 2012

Home from St. Louis Hook-in

What a great time we had at the St. Louis Hook-in yesterday.  It was great to see so many familiar faces and meet many new hookers as well.

Here is a shot of my booth with my great helpers.

                                                                  What a crew!!!

Here is a picture of my new friend and Rug Show winner Hilda---great job!  She won $50 in vendor bucks.

On Friday we went to Skifo on the hill to shop---here is a picture of me in my new sweater vest---I just had to wear it yesterday.  Love it!!!

Note the fun chopstick closure!  Be sure and check this shop out if you are in St. Louis---on Marconi street.

We had a fun drive home from St. Louis in hard rain---sirens were going off bu fortunately we drove out of it.  Was sorry to hear about the damage near the stadium.  Hope all the "hookers"  made it home safely.

Here is a picture of a paisley rug that a former student in St. Louis brought in to show me---thanks Jo.  You did great!  I drew an adaptation of an antique rug that I found in Minnesota many years ago with no markings and purchased it.  I love what she did with it.

Well time to go---will write more this week.

Oh, one more thing.  Here are a couple of pictures that my daughter sent me of a window display she did for Bloomingdales in San Francisco---I am a proud mom.


  1. What fun!!! The booth, the vest, the helpers, the paisley rug (which really looks "old" - love it), man holding purse, big green dog also holding purse. Love her windows!

    1. She covered the male mannequin and the dog with astroturf---I think she did a great job!

  2. Great to see you again. You booth looked beautiful.We made it back to Springfield,Il.
    I am heading "Home" to Eureka Springs tomorrow.

  3. My friends and I had a great time. This was my first hook-in. Even though I did not hook anything myself, there were so many fantstic things to see. Your booth was great and we bought several of the frames you had. They gave me an idea of what do with a trivet frame that is empty because the tile broke. We did make it back safe. We passed right by the stadium about 2 hours before the storm hit!

    1. I use velcro---put the stick on velcro on the wood frame in the corners and sew on velcro in the corners to match up---then you can change the out when you want.

      Glad you had a good time!

  4. Almost forgot, we also bought several of the patterns that go in the frames. How would you suggest to fasten the hooked mats in the frame?