Sunday, August 23, 2009

"Celebration" is Finial Here!!!

I finial got my copy of the "Celebration of Hand-Hooked Rugs"XIX. I have have been getting calls,e-mails and cards congratulating me on getting in this years book.And this years book is a beauty.I am going page to page reading each bio and critique and looking at each rug over and over.




This is the 19 year for this book.



I am pages 24 and 25.I feel so honored to be in this group of ladies and men that make up this year's book.


I do have to say that I was disappointed by one thing.In the bio part,where they tell about me they put so wrong info.I had a very good teacher as a baby hooker and her name was Diane Gay.She is the one that got me hooked on rug hooking and I am not sure she knew what kind of wool monster she was creating.In the book they printed that "Cindi Gay" was my first teacher.I don't know how they got that so wrong,Cindi Gay's name was not listed on any of my info.
Then in the list of teachers that have be at the Eureka Springs Rug Camp they listed Cindi Gay again.It should have said Charles Gay.Charles is Diane's hubby and a great rug hooker in his own right and he was the first teacher at the Eureka Springs Rug Camp.I am very sorry that Diane and Charles Gay did not get the credit they deserved because if it had not been for them I may never have found rug hooking.
And to Cindi Gay, I hope that someday I do get to take a class from you and maybe we can get you to come to Arkansas to the Eureka Springs Rug Camp.I did call Cindi and talk to her so she would not think some crazy lady out there was just using her name.Thank you Cindi.

Now it is up to you out there, pick up the new Celebrations and then send in your ballot.Yes, you get to vote for the rugs you love the most.
Live deeply and go vote for my rug.......hehe
Vicki






6 comments:

Dana and Daisy said...

congratulations Vicki! How bizarre that there are so many hookers with the last name Gay. Must have caused the confusion.

I am so proud of you!
Love, Dana

Evonne and Gerrit said...

Congratulations, Vicki. You're now famous and I knew you way back when. See you in a few months.

TamboinMO said...

Vicki,
This is soooo DESERVED! You have more creativity and talent in your little finger than most people have in their whole body!!!!
CONGRATULATIONS!!!

coinguyslady said...

Thank you all,I feel very honored to be part of this book.

Thistle House Primitives said...

Congratulations, Vicki!!! I just knew you would make it, you are so talented!!
Terri

WoolenSails said...

Vicki,
Congratulations on getting in Celebrations. It looks like a great issue.

Debbie