Sunday, September 19, 2010

A Visit to Old Salt, near Chester, Nova Scotia

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I arrived at Old Salt on the South Shore of Nova Scotia on Friday, September 3, after driving for 22 hours straight - I beat Hurricane Earl by about two hours. The slide show starts the next morning when the wind was blowing with enough strength to knock my legs out from under me. Eventually, other rug hookers arrived and we spent a week exploring the area. We were beachcombers in Blandford, shoppers in Mahone Bay and Lunenburg, and visitors to the soon-to-be Hooked Rug Museum of North America in Queensland, next to Hubbards.

I saved photos of hooked rugs to be posted in another slide show sometime soon.

12 comments:

Miz T. said...

Your photographs are beautiful and I know you will eventually have many more to share. Old Salt is a special place where special memories happen. I'm so glad you made it home safely. Thanks for sharing!
Lauri

Rughooker said...

Old Salt really is a special place, and the people make it even more special. I'm so glad I met you and can now put a personality on Miz T. Thanks for sharing your amazing rug - I'm planning to post some of the photos of it.

Phyllis

deedeetan said...

Great job with the video Phyllis. thanks for sharing.Sunshine

April DeConick said...

Glad you are back. Wow it looks like it was a great time. Will you post pictures of the museum?

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Rughooker said...

Right now, the museum is being leased to a tv company, the one producing "Haven" - a cable tv show I've never seen. The building will be converted into the museum as the funds make it possible. Next year, the shop that Suzanne Conrod has operated for years, selling rugs to support the museum, will be moved into the new building - and, maybe there will be a grand opening.

blphipps1 said...

The pictures are perfect Phyllis! I look forward to following your blog as our week at Old Salt unfolds. It was my pleasure and privilege to spend time there with you..I just got my pictures put on a CD, so I will be sending some your way..Hope you have recovered from all the driving. Barbara

Collectivepast said...

Thank you for those pictures. Makes me want to go even more, especially when I see that you had on something that looked like a jacket. (I don't think it will ever be cool enough for me to wear a jacket). You certainly captured the beauty of that part of the country. Some of those pictures would make a great rug.

Collectivepast said...

Great pictures. Thank you for taking the time to do this. Just makes me want to go even more.

Teresa said...

Your slide show was really nice to see. It looks like a great place for calm and inspiration.
Teresa

Teresa said...

Your slide show was really interesting and seems like a great place for inspiration.
Teresa

goodshepherd53 said...

Lovely show! Thanks so much. GRS