Friday, February 24, 2012

Still Not on PINTEREST ?????

Oh My !
You still are not on Pinterest ?!

You mean you are not drooling over your computer in complete amazement over all the inspiration to be had, All in one place ?
Only 4000-5000 two inch squares to make a Postage Stamp quilt. Pix and directions here. Hooked Rug on Linen, New England NANCY SHIPPEE. Circa 1851, Massachusetts  Anita White's cupboard full of wool paisley - YUM!beautiful hooked rug hand hooked rug #hooked rug, hooked by Joyce Schroeder Pinwheel hooked rug  hooked rug commercial hooked rug called "wendy's garden rug"

Saturday, February 18, 2012

wool quilt

Mom is visiting Maine this weekend to go to CAMP WOOL
They have new antiques in !
better get there before mom does !

A while back Judith from 

posted this wool quilt and I have had it in my mailbox just to look at it every once in a while. Thought I would share it with you:

mom is usually the one to go for the primitive look but I too am loving this. It is almost modern in a way.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Make it with wool contest

We vend at a few shows a year,
( a list of upcoming ones coming soon if you are interested )
One of our favorites to attend is in our own backyard...

The New York State Sheep and Wool Festival
( Don't leave yet if you don't live near NY ...  )

each year NY and other states hold a contest called "Make It With Wool"

You can win tons of prizes!
Sewing machines and sergers !

  • Junior and Senior state winners advance to the National Competition.
  • Adult state winners send 5"x7" photos and video (maximum 3 minutes) of themselves wearing garments to national photo competition. National Adult winner receives a trip to model in the National Competition.
  • Fabrics, sewing books, equipment and notions are awarded at State and National levels.
  • Scholarships are awarded at National level:
       $ 2,000 American Sheep Industry Women (Junior & Senior   Winners)
       $ 1,000 Mohair Council of America (Junior & Senior Award for a complete garment made of Mohair)
       $ 1,000 Pendleton Woolen Mills (Junior Winner)

You can check your local Sheep and Wool Festival's website for more information.

I have always wanted to enter but never have. I am not sure if it is because of fear or laziness :) or maybe I just forget !
What about you?
Have you ever entered a contest? or would you?

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Birdbrain Designs and Happy Valentines

Happy Valentines Day to Everyone

Another Great ! shop to mention is

They have Everything you could imagine for crafting

Downloadable patterns for embroidery
Picture of Hearts & Flowers RedWork Tea Towels
Wool Applique' designs and kits
Picture of Bee Hive Sampler Pin Cushion
Pin cushion kits
Picture of "Bird Brain" Make-Do
Cotton Fabric, Wool roving and all sorts of accessories 
Picture of Mini Hanger with Clips
And a blog you can visit here by clicking on the image below:

Monday, February 13, 2012

Sue Spargo's Class has a few more openings

Figured I would pass this along :
2012 Retread Ad

Favorite shops continued

While working on getting orders out I thought it would be great to "visit " Your fave shops. We obviously can't travel right now but we certainly can window shop on the web....

Lisa and the gang must Never sleep ! 
There shop is loaded with all kinds of great applique' and quilt kits. Their blogs are Chocked full of goodness too!
Fall Is In The Air
Bluebird Pin Cushion
Little Posies


Camp wool is a must stop shop while in Maine.
They have classes and event, Tons of patterns, books, Lots of wool, Floss, needle punch kits and everything you may need for your next project. 

Berlin, Ohio
From yarn punch to rug hooking, clothing, applique', and anything else you may imagine...This looks like such a great shop to visit!  I think I saw mention of a PJ party on their website too!
Primitive Crows

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Your favorite fabric/craft shop

While we are busy packing orders 
I thought I would stop in and ask :
Where is your favorite fabric / Quilt / Hooking / Applique' shop ?

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Favorite Antique Shop

                                         My most favorite place to shop - they have wool too!

Still Gluing......

Still gluing samples ......

That is what my face looks like right about now :)
We have had the great pleasure of having a local hooker offer her gluing services in the future in exchange for wool!
I am SO excited!

Brickhouse Red


Little Boy Blue

Polly Peacock

Raspberry Crumb

Prairie Dog


Shepherds Sheep

Harvest Moon

Turkey Feathers

Tic Toc


Kermit the Frog

Remake Bundle

Jan. 2012 Bundle

And for fun and to make you feel good, This is what the downstairs of my house looks like:

Your house is looking like a palace right now , Isn't it?