Sunday, May 15, 2022

Acorn Hollow Goes To Camp...

My partner in crime and I headed to Old Orchard Beach Maine for a weekend hooking retreat. Old Orchard is very much an old-time resort town. I used to go there as a kid and as you know it has been a very long time since I was a kid and oh the changes! We stayed at a Christian children's summer camp, while there is a lot more than that going on that is the main focus, I think. 

Donna and I always exchange small gifts when we see each other.
She painted a picture of my house on a small box. Along with some wool and goodies in the box. I always love her gifts. We always room together and laugh until we just can't anymore. 

I won some silent auctions. I did get caught up in the excitement and got way more than I should have. But maybe this will keep my strips of wool organized HA,HA,HA I start off good but never finish that way,

I also won some wool I need to stop with the wool already!!!

I believe this is done by our leader Lauri Troutman

Along with this smaller rug but look at the border not an easy bind. 

This is by my room mate's Donna she does have a cottage by the sea. 


I know this is done by Susan but I do not remember her last name but how darling is this rug!!!

And can you tell she hooked this one too same wonderful color. 

I do not know who hooked this rug but this is not an easy rug to hook!

This lovely rug and I am sorry again there were not names on them when I took the pictures. she looks like a woman from the 20s

A great stash buster. 

I love these mittens and dare I say I may attempt a pair when I get my rug done. 

This rug is just darling!!!!Look at the turtle and mushrooms with the bunny!!

And this bad picture of Rachel's darling small rug.
the wheels are a silver thread and she had wonderful bike tassels!
I accomplished a lot on my rug which I will show later. I have more rugs to show.
While it was wonderful to be away it is wonderful to be home.
Thanks for the comments on my dump finds post I will get back to you soon!
have a great week


Saundra said...

Enjoyed the brief synopsis of your friendship and exchange of gifts with Donna. The rug show was the cherry on the top. Glad you took charge of your time for the days off for a fabulous weekend away.

Deb said...

That camp sounds like a lot of fun. So glad you got to go. The rugs are beautiful! Looks like everyone who was there is a talented artist. Hope you have a good week.

yaya said...

That looks like a fabulous camp to attend! How fun! I love all the rugs. So much artistic talent. That one with the bunny and turtle looks like a photo! I'm glad you had a fun time and came home with some treasures. I'll look forward to seeing your rugs! Have a good week Cathy!

Julia said...

It's always wonderful to get away and also wonderful to return home. I'm glad you had a great time with your friend Donna. The rugs are all lovely. Thanks for the rug show.
I'm sure you've been missed at home and at work. Have a great week.

Farm Girl said...

Wow, what beautiful rugs. So much talent. I just loved some of those patterns.

TheCrankyCrow said...

That looks and sound like an amazing time...and congrats on the "wins" (let me know how that strip organizer works out for you....nah...nevermind...wouldn't have room for it anyway). The little box Donna painted for you is precious...she even got the stone wall in!!! Great variety of my favorite is the bunny rug. I had to really study it after you said it was a rug....I truly thought it was a watercolor painting. Yikes! Welcome home...hope nice weather greeted you. We had 2 days of summer and now I am back to having the heat on. ~Robin~

Prims By The Water said...

Well first congrats on your wins. You can never have enough wool I say. Such wonderful imaginations folks have in creating rugs. It just amazes me. Some I thought were not even rugs just as Robin stated. Janice

Rugs and Pugs said...

Yes! It's always good to get away and great to get home.
Donna is just too talented!!! I wish I had painting skills.
That strip sorter is very cool, but the mess I hook would probably be a disaster.
Thanks for the show. Some very cool rugs!

kathyinozarks said...

Go happy you have fun with your friend and hooking camp-sounds totally fun. Enjoyed all the rugs you shared here hugs and congrats on some wins

Jeanie said...

How wonderful to have a little getaway with a like-minded friend! I think I have been to Old Orchard years ago. As I recall, it was off season and everything was pretty much closed! Looks like you had a much better go of it! Love the rugs you shared.