Well I didn't actually get any hooking done, but I had a great time meeting so many new rug hookers and seeing old friends Joanne D'Aquila and Susan Feller from Green Mountain Rug School! Sometimes I forget just how many of us there are out there...
I arrived on Friday and settled in, vended all day Saturday at the "Gone Hookin'!" hook-in, and flew out on Sunday, but it was well worth the trip! It's interesting to get out of my region and see other styles, new patterns, and hear some great accents. Does anyone else find that they start mirroring accents back to whomever they're speaking? I was practically southern by the time I left, y'all!
Also, my driver to the airport on Sunday told me that Greenville is the number one tourist destination in the world. In the world, y'all. He also said that Forbes Magazine ranked them in the top five cities for the U.S. so I feel like he may have had some of his facts mixed up, but you've got to love the enthusiastic city pride!
A huge shout out to Lisanne Miller for making it an easy and incredibly fun weekend! If you'd like to register for next year's "Gone Hookin'!" event follow this link and scroll down to find the registration form. See you there!
Here's a picture of half of the room from my booth.