|Aspen Rug Hooking Company|
The Art of Living
In a world that seems to have so much despair and sorrow, I
believe it revives the soul to share good news, spend time
with good people, and make people happy. I think more of this
is needed in our culture today instead of chasing pop
culture's obsession with disturbing media.
Call me an idealistic person, and I would say you are right.
Being genuine and sincere down to the core are also character
traits I exhibit. It is the idealism and hope that helps my
happy on. And there is another person, a woman, who I would
say shares these virtues.
I know a lady from Ohio; a Lady of the Club. I have never met
her in person. Yet in many ways, I feel like I know her as a
sister. We've exchanged messages on Facebook and email. She
has even sent me "Birch/Aspen" wool gratis. Why? She said,
just because I am nice. I purchased a pattern from her this
past summer that is a copy of her grandmother's rug. She
fondly calls the pattern, Grandma Bertha's Rug. Soon, I will
begin hooking the rug that will rest near my bed and be
cherished as long as I live.
Lynne G. lives about 1,300 miles from me; near my old stomping
grounds of Grand Rapids, Michigan and Waterloo, Ontario
Canada. Both of us midwestern women who are known to be warm-
hearted, nurturing, and giving and who welcome friends like
they are family members. I can see that Lynne's character is
one who genuinely enjoys helping others, and is known for
hosting many gatherings. How do I know? My heart tells me so,
and I read her posts about the many events she shares on
The fact that we never met in person (or chatted on the phone)
may make some believe that I (or we) are too idealistic. I, of
course, would disagree. The fact is, we are two intuitive
women who trust our hearts; and yes both of us are trusting.
This dear lady of the club has boundless energy and an
attitude of "getting it done" to match. I know a few people
who could learn from Lynne, just by observing her and the
manner in which she accomplishes her tasks.
She started her Ohio rug hooking business called, "A Lady of
the Club." Her works are cute, whimsical, and adorable; a
reflection of her. She enthusiastically dyes wool to sell and
for her own rug creations. Her intention is deliberate when
assisting Lady of the Club artisans who ask questions or share
comments; Lynne is uplifting, positive, and polite.
Without social media, we would never have met. Facebook
introduced us and helps us to stay in touch with each other. I
like to think of it as being pen pals, and both of us relying
on the shared written prose and photographs about the other
who is more than a thousand miles away.
I know there is a world of uncertainty and brokenness out
there. For me, it is deeply gratifying to have meaningful
relationships and develop new friendships; even when the
relationship starts out with the help of social media.
Best wishes to Lynne and her business, A Lady of the Club. May
it be a source of happiness, prosperity, and fullfillment!
A loving mother to an incredibly intelligent and beautiful young adult, writer, textile artist, and a nurturing keeper of a very lovable Siberian cat and Sir Finlay my rescued Terrier mix.