The conference is going well. But luckily there was a small break this afternoon for a couple of hours. I could have taken a boat tour OR I could drive 10 minutes to Mahone Bay and visit a rug hooking store. Guess which one I picked??
The drive was beautiful. The trees are turning those great colors and as you approach the village limits of Mahone Bay you see the two churches over-looking the Bay. Seriously a stunning image today with clear sky and sunlight. Still kicking myself for forgetting the camera. And the village was having a scarecrow festival, so these incredibly creative "scare-people" are everywhere.
I discovered the treasure of the "Encompassing Design" Rug Hooking Studio on Main Street. And yes, my eyes glazed over once inside and I lost all sense of time. Now I know what some of my readers are thinking........yes, i did say a few days ago that I wasn't going to buy any more wool for at least 2 weeks.........but that doesn't count when you are on vacation......does it??? I think not! LOL
I did buy a couple of pieces - Autumn Leaves. Absolutely gorgeous splotchy dye with rust, reds, golds and auburn tints. And then I spotted a hooked piece on the wall of an angel. I HAD to have the pattern. I have a special "angel" thing at Christmas with one of my friend's mother's - but that story I will share in another post during the holidays. So needless to say I will be hooking this angel to have her completed before Christmas.
I really wish I could show you some photos. Its funny - I forgot the camera yet I remembered to pack a corkscrew........Corinne was quick to point out my priorities! LOL
Kim (from my patio overlooking the bay!)