Tuesday, December 17, 2013

~*Helping the Topeka Rescue Mission & Giving to Friends*~

Hello Dear Friends! I must share this with you...

Judy Cripps did it again!  She drew up a simple design on monks cloth... and offered it to the Rustic Rug Hookers for a $10 donation to go to the Topeka Rescue Mission.  The hookers then hooked up the pattern & wrapped it up for a fun exchange.

Names for each wrapped rug were put in a cup at the December hook~in... and drawn one at a time to pick from the pile of pretty wrapped packages.  Then everyone ended up with another hookers beautiful work!  And... funds were raised to help those in need at the rescue mission too!  ($120 at least... but I do believe it was more)  Judy has done this for the group for at least 4 years now!

The photo on top shows all the rugs finished... with all the beautiful interpretations of the pattern.  (a simple flag design)  Some personal artists' changes were made here & there... all the luscious wools lovely... and all the finishes unique & stunning!

The pattern was small... and hooked up quickly.  The rugs (and one pillow) are sure to be treasured for years to come!  We all said it was so nice to take home a piece of work made by another hooker.

This is the rug I received... hooked by Jan Hendrix... I LOVE IT!!!

This is the rug I hooked...

It was a fun day & it felt good to be hooking (crafting!) again! 

Wishing you all warm smiles...



  1. What a wonderful idea and a fun swap too.


  2. great way to keep your hands busy & your heart full ~

  3. Great idea! I picked yours out from the first pic immediately! Just love your hooking style! :-)

  4. Oh they all look so wonderful! What a great way to share and Give!!!

  5. What fun and for such a good cause!
    Merry Christmas :)


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