GREEN MOUNTAIN RUG HOOKING GUILD-FLEECE LINED MITTENS-2 BLUE EGGS

11 02 2014

HELLO

THE MOON COMING OVER THE MOUNRAIN

THE MOON COMING OVER THE MOUNTAIN

GREEN MOUNTAIN RUG HOOKING GUILD AND ATHA

I am so proud to be a member of this group.   Yesterday I go an e-mail from them asking me to vote if I want the Guild to be part of Atha anymore.  I voted a resounding NO.  The Green Mountain Guild is a large group of over 400 members from all over the world.  Every few years they hold a large Rug  Show this year it will be in Essex Junction, Vermont More than 300 rugs will be shown to the public its always a well attended event.

  ATHA is the Association of Traditional Rug Hookers.  I belonged to it many years ago when I first got interested in Rug Hooking. Since I was not the traditional rug hooker and at the time people who did not conform were frowned upon I let my membership lapse.  They have changed with the times and are most welcoming of all types of rug hooking now.  But they have decided  all members of its guilds  must belong to ATHA>  ATHA cost $26.00 a year and belonging to a guild cost  twenty or so dollars.  Many guilds had  let non Atha members join in and they pay a higher fee for belonging.    This is not the case now. I believe that Atha discriminates to people of lower-income.  In today’s economy with ts very high ups and very low downs people sometimes have to make hard choices..  It would truly be sad that someone would not be able to show their rugs at the show, attend the hook-ins and be part of the rug hooking family because they couldn’t afford to pay the ATHA dues..  I was deeply disturbed by this.    I will stay with the Green Mountain Guild no matter how the vote comes out.  At least they gave their members a chance to vote . I am all about fairness for everyone.

FLEECE LINED MITTENS

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I have been making a pair of fleece lined mittens.  This is the first one.  The ones I started last week just didn’t come out right.  I was trying to change the pattern so that they could be knitted on double-pointed needles.  Maybe this summer I will work that out  but I need these mittens to be done and put in an order to go out west by the end of the week.

2 BLUE EGGS TODAY

FRANCIS

FRANCIS

Francis my oldest hen laid a beautiful blue eggs this morning and tonight I found a blue egg from Olive.  Once we get through February I will see more eggs, yea!

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It’s another cold night with temps dipping below zero.  Storm warnings have been posted for Thursday with 12-18 inches expected. Mable had another good day.

I appreciate you reading my blog today and I hope you had an enjoyable day.  Carole

I Belong to ATHA  and am not proud of it.


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