Archive for November 17th, 2014

Rug Hooking in Cheticamp

Watching rug hooking at Flora's

Watching rug hooking at Flora’s

Cheticamp is a small community in Nova Scotia. Winters can make one ‘stir crazy’ with nothing to do. However, the women of Cheticamp found the tradition of rug hooking a way to keep productive in the face of a long winter. At Flora’s Gift Shop I got a lesson on how to rug hook. This is quite different from the latch-hook rug I did as a project with my son many years ago. This activity is considered a symbol of French Acadian culture in Nova Scotia. For information about Flora’s and rug hooking, click here.

Beautiful wild flowers dot the coastal landscape

Beautiful wild flowers dot the coastal landscape

I couldn’t resist this picture of the gorgeous flowers just across the street from Flora’s Gift Shop. You can see the ocean in the background. I found a great video about what it’s like to watch the seasons change, if you have time for a relaxing twenty minute look at nature, click here.

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