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Saturday, April 11, 2015

Olde Forge 2015



Ottawa Olde Forge Hookin, April 11, 2015 
By Carolyn Ells


The annual Ottawa Olde Forge Hookin is a favourite spring-time event for hookers from Ontario Area 1 branches. More than 12 of us from Beaconsfield shared in the fun this year. A bagpiper greeted visitors at the door. At the registration desk we were each given a wool fabric key holder as a souvenir. Then we scattered: some to claim seats in the main room, others to see what the vendors had brought, or greet acquaintances from other branches.  Soon the program started with words of welcome and Maria Romaro won the first door prize. (She was delighted, saying she never wins anything.) We hooked and visited and shopped.  We admired the display of hooked mats with braided edges and indulged ourselves at the coffee and treats table. Carolyn Ells also won a door prize (ahh she always wins…). The ever-popular Show and Tell kept our necks turning to see the results and progress of so much talent and enthusiasm for rug hooking. Maria helped with taking photos, often reminding people to hold their rugs “Up to show and then down to take the picture with a smiling face, please." As a fundraiser to support Ottawa Olde Forge’s activities, our hosts sold tickets on 2 baskets filled with rug hooking items donated by its members. Carolyn Ells (ahh she always wins…) and Lois Morris held the lucky tickets. Ti Seymour graciously thanked our hosts for a wonderful day and invited Area 1 members to our picnic in June and our 40th anniversary exhibit in September.