My guild, The Peconic Ruggers, hosted their biennial rug show this weekend, in the beautiful Naugles barn at Hallockville Museum Farm. I have been a member of the Ruggers since its inception almost a decade and a half ago, and I believe this was our most successful show ever. Guild members, led by the young and innovative Jennifer Faulkner, worked magic Thursday and Friday to turn the barn into a hooker's dream. The weather was wonderful, the guests were great, and the rugs were spectacular!
We had lots of vendors, including the delightful and very funny ladies of The Wool Street Journal and G. Woolikers -- all the way from Colorado and Georgia! Our potluck on Friday night helped us get to know each other, and what a lot of laughs we had, as well as good food. Saturday morning brought a full house, drawing people from as far away as Queens. My daughter, Clara Jauquet, kindly brought her fancy camera along and photographed the barn from top to bottom before we opened. (All the photographs seen here were taken by Clara.)
Jennifer issued a challenge to the guild a few months ago to hook a gravestone for our cemetery, an appropriate addition to any Halloween weekend.
On a sad note, I send my condolences to our co-president Judy, whose husband passed away unexpectedly last Wednesday. It was good to see so many Peconic Ruggers at his wake on Monday night. We were all there, as we will always be, to support Judy and her children, who face many difficult days ahead.