Sunday, September 22, 2013

Home from Cape May

Friday afternoon I arrived home and didn't bring anything in the house until after greeting my big boy Ben who went bonkers to see his mommy.  He rubbed against me and washed my face and neck really well to ensure I had his smell and welcomed me with open paws.

As usual Rugs by the Sea rug camp was a success and fun.  It is organized by Norma Batastini (Heart in Hand) and co-director Linda Woodbury.  They also welcome people bring their wares to put in the rug store and they keep track of sales and take a 15% cut, which is way fair.  Here is a part of the camp store.  You can see Michelle Micarelli's wool hanging on the lattice work and below.  That is Norma taking her turn behind the booth and apparently offering someone directions.
The first day I was walking thru the Chalfonte and a woman looked at me and said, "You don't know me but I know you."  She went on to say she reads my blog, lives in California where primitive hookers are hard to find.  If you are reading this Sharon, thank you so much for approaching me as it was fun to chat with you.  Hope you enjoyed Lucille's class; I've had numerous classes with her and think she is a hoot.  Am nuts about her 'dirty muddy' colors as they really make a primitive rug.
This photo was taken the day we departed but is the only front view of my teacher Diane Stoffel.  She wasn't aware of my taking the picture and didn't want to disturb her.  Diane is a wee bit of a woman but a firecracker for sure.  I definitely want to take another class with her.  For those of you who have taken a class with Diane you will know about her color wheel lesson.  For those of you who plan to take a class with her I can tell you it will be a memorable class, but since I don't want to ruin the fun for you I won't go into detail.
The weather was fantastic albeit chilly in the mornings and warm in the afternoon.  The Chalfonte has a porch which encompasses 3 sides of the building and many hookers like to head out there to hook.  Although I have hooked on the porch previously, this time I just stayed inside.  My pal Deb would come in if it was too cool, then go back out until it got too warm then come back in.  That was too much wasted time in my estimation so I stayed put. 
Here is my long-time pal and roomie, Deb in the foreground, Sarah Province to the left and the back of my friend Evelyn Lawrence.  Eric Sandberg is partially in view and is chatting with someone.
Here is a view from the other direction with Evelyn in the foreground.
This is the front of the building and you can see hookers settled in with hook and frame.  Some of the empty rockers are probably someone went to get more wool, shop, etc.  In close view of back would be Rebecca Erb and in front of her but somewhat hidden is Janet Reid.  They seem to be deep in thought about what to do with their rug and color.  In the background are hookers lined up busily hooking away.  As you might guess, it is a very relaxed and wonderful place to attend rug camp.
Again, that is Eric Sandberg chatting with Diane Stoffel and Jan hooking away on the right side.
I know, I know, you're wondering where the heck the rug show is.  I've dozens of pictures to share and will end this particular blog with a teaser.  The rest of the rug show extends to the room in the back and right as you're looking at this picture.
Come back again as I'll start posting rug photos tomorrow. 


  1. Sounds like a wonderful time was had by all. I'm so jealous :) Please share lots and lots more.
    Hugs :)

  2. Can't wait to see pictures from the rug show! And I'm curious about the large rug frame the gal on the porch was using - do you know anything about it?

  3. sounds and looks like fun as always.

  4. Glad your home safe, Saundra.
    What a huge porch to hook on.
    Eager to see more pics and commentary on your adventure.


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