Thursday, March 19, 2009

I'm back

I'm still in the process of finding all of my photos from my trip to Florida to see my friend Patti. Here are pictures from my first day there.

We first went to hook with a group of rug hookers in Ft. Meyers, Florida. I got to meet the famous Polly Minick
....she was working on an adorable rug that was a girl on an inflatable sea was darling and lots of the women in the group were fine hookers who were making incredible rugs. Polly was explaining how she finishes her rugs with vintage ticking fabric. She has it sewn on around the perimeter of the rug before she starts hooking and then hooks right up to it. It is then turned back and the corners are mitered....a pretty look. I'll have to try that sometime.

After hooking we hit some "goodwill" stores and I got a fabulous pair of cute, cute high wedge sandals for $4.99....what a bargain!!!

After a little retail therapy we headed back to the village and went to Julie's (Searsport Rug Hooking) for "fondue night".
There were veggies, shrimp, fresh caught "mullett", basil pesto/brie fondue, another cheese dip that had dark beer in it. A big tower of was all so delicious!
It was also going to be "shuttle launch night" and Julie even made a drink that she called "launch pad"....YUM!
In the end, they cancelled the shuttle launch, so instead, after eating, we had a "closet party"!

What's a closet party? All I can say is that you had to be there.....I got a stuffed shark, a purple crocheted beach hat and LOTS of lipstick!!!

Before we had fondue we played a few games of Bocci ball
and Jarts

....I had fun, but was a horrible shot.
I met soooo many fabulous people on that first day and it just got better the longer I was there. Will write more tomorrow when I find more pictures.


  1. Lucky girl!! I wonder if you met my friend, Arlene from Ohio ~ she is in Florida right and was going to be hooking with Polly last week! Sounds like a fabulous time and only the first day!

  2. I didn't even know you were going to Florida! Looks like you had lots of fun!

  3. are one lucky gal! Sounds like a fun time! And, those people you sooooo wishing I could meet some of them! Will be waiting for your next post about the trip.