Happy October! The 2nd Annual Eastern Nebraska Hook-In was held at the YMCA in Valley on Friday. It was a great success and many thanks are owed to all who helped with the event and planning. There were about 140 people in attendance. Thanks to the great vendors who were there, the teachers who put on the mini-classes and all who participated in the rug show and rug contest. Kathleen Salak and Deb Owen did their usual fantastic job of setting up and organizing the rug show and contest. This year's winner of the Santa Rug Contest and winner of a $50 gift certificate to The Rug Hooking Store at Black Horse Antiques in Valley, NE was Susan Benson of Elkhorn, NE.
Carl and Ken in the kitchen are to be commended for keeping the refreshments coming and the coffee pot on! Dori and Dave Herek did a wonderful job on lunch. The Valley Girls provided the desserts and they were enjoyed by all. Thank you to everyone for your help.
Artist Tricia Hollins of Metro Tech taught a great class on the color wheel, rug designer Jan Hall taught a class on embellishment. Jan Goos color planned a rug from my wool at The Rug Hooking Store and the day was topped off by masseuse Greg Norton, who taught a mini-class on massage for tired necks, shoulders and arms. Greg stayed around and gave massages to an ever growing list of tired rug hookers. It was great!
We are already looking forward to next year's hook-in. What should the rug contest be for next year? Email me your ideas at firstname.lastname@example.org
See you soon.