Friday, November 5, 2010

Wow! What a Weekend!

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. 


Orange Sink said...

Wow and Wow! What great photos and what a great show that must have been! I am double clicking to enlarge and trying to peek into all the corners on those photos! Thank-you for posting them!
I would like to extend condolences and prayers to your friend and her family. She is blessed to have friends such as yourself and your group who care and will be looking out for her.
Cathy G

Peconic Ruggers said...

Sarah, this is wonderful! Thank you. The pictures are fantastic - Clara is quite talented!!!

TamboinMO said...

WOW!What an awesome space....and the pictures are that you can click on them and make them super large....I love that...just moving around and taking it all in....again....WOW!

Cathy ~ Tadpoles and Teacups said...

Such wonderful treasures for sale!!

And condolences to your friend in her recent loss.