Bright and early last Saturday morning, Mr. Painted Quilt and I left on a road trip to Shelburne, Vermont. The fall foliage was past but the day was destined to be full of color, nonetheless. The purpose of our trip was to attend the Hooked in the Mountains XIV show, sponsored by the Green Mountain Rug Hooking Guild.
Because we were in no rush, we took our time to get there. Vermont is a beautiful state and the green mountains in and around Burlington and Shelburne are simply breathtaking.
As we made our way along Interstate 89, I had to take a picture of the mountains in the distance. The peaks were snow-covered, even at this time of year.
A short while later, we arrived at our destination…the Shelburne Museum.
The rug hooking show was held inside the museum which is pictured above.
The building is very deceiving from the outside because it is actually on three levels. On the first two levels, over 200 hooked rugs were displayed.
All of the rugs were amazing. I could see myself falling in love with this art form very easily, but quickly talked myself out of it.
I just had to take a photo of the Westie because he looks so much like our Mac.After admiring all the hooked rugs on the first two floors, I made my way to the lower level and found myself in WOOL HEAVEN! There were approximately 20 vendors…all selling WOOL! Wool in every color imaginable…and then some!
Be still my ♥ !
My ♥ started to palpitate and I didn’t know where to start. After giving myself a shake, I managed to collect my thoughts and settled down to do some serious shopping.
I think my wool addiction has been satisfied… until next year’s show at least. Now I can tackle all those projects on my ‘to do’ list that require copious amounts of wool. Woo hoo!
And no shopping trip would be complete without a visit to one of the LQS for more turkey red and cheddar fabric…right?
I’m in heaven…WOOL heaven.