Saturday was an awesome day! Surrounded by scrumptious dyed wool, new friends that are also rug hookers 👊😀💓, in a charming shop, teaching a rug hooking class, I was on a hooking high!!!
That feeling you get when you know you love this loop-de-loop thing we do and can't wait to share it with others!
"Please open drawers". I'll get right to it! Many surprises and lovelies are waiting to be discovered!
If you've never taken a road trip to The Bee & The Bear in Hereford, PA in the beautiful Butter Valley, get out your map now! Sometimes you live in an area with only one wool shop to be found and you go because they have what you need OR, sometimes your local wool shop is the bestest ever! That's how I feel about The Bee & The Bear. Katie operates a shop situated in an old general store and it is a feast for the eyes! A gem. And so is Katie. She is quite creative and it shows. Overdyeds, wool off the bolt, kits, handmades, valdani threads and yarns in gorgeous colors, tools of the trade, vintage supplies and antique treasures, Katie has it all!
Upstairs in the classroom, coffee, iced drinks, a snack, and cute kit boxes with my pattern photos on the front were waiting for the students.
Isn't sitting around a table rug hooking with friends new and old just the best? I love the energy, the interaction, the desire to try a new skill, and the creativity. I'm hoping my students will stick with the craft and start working on stacking that stash! 😁...the stash, it's the other reason I love to hook; the need to collect gorgeous wool!