Sunday, October 2, 2011

What a great time at Happy Trails Rug Camp!!!

Happy Trails Rug Camp was a huge success!!!!
As you can see from the picture above, the ladies were busy punching and just having a great time.  

We spent three days with Frank Bielec instructing and entertaining us.  He kept us in stitches with his stories and jokes. He is such fun to be around and I think everyone enjoyed their time spent with him.

This is Kay and Laura from our group of rughookers here in Oklahoma. They both do beautiful hooked rugs and decided to expand to oxford punch. Well, needless to say, they caught on quick.
Kay was the first one to finish punching her project.
Becky is also one of our Oklahoma rughookers.
Ginger's mother-in-law, Pat, decided to join us.
She had never punched before, but as you can tell, she did a beautiful job on her Snow Lady.
As a bonus to rug camp, Frank drew each person a pattern on monks cloth or linen. Carol, another Oklahoma rughooker, is watching  Frank draw her pattern.
To the right of Kala and Ashley are some of the things Frank has created.  He is a very talented artist and his whimisical paintings are very unique.  I bought two(will show them another time).

Camp ended on Saturday about 4pm.  We had spent three days of laughter and fun and now had to head back home. Everyone got their stuff together, packed their cars and said their good-byes.  

So another great time spent with friends and new friends!!! 
Happy October and have a great week!!



  1. Are your ribs and cheeks sore? From all the giggles? Sounds and looks so great! :-)

  2. Oh, Betty, we laughed so much at times there were tears in our eyes ((-; It WAS a great time. Hope to see you next year.

  3. You sure did a tremendous job! Loved seeing all the photos. We had a blast and made a lot of memories :)