Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Dying, hooking and cleaning!

(Updated friday evening....)

Thought I better get just a jump on updating the blog this week...I need to take a break from all the dying, hooking and cleaning of my studio!

I'm still pulling wool out to get rid is this week's offerings at a cheap cheap price!

Great black and white houndstooth...washes up and dyes beautifully! Nice flannel weight that is perfect for applique or hooking. I have 2 3/4 yards total...$8 per yard. (Retail is $20/yard) ALL GONE!

This is a really nice Polly Minick's actually navy/cream. Perfect weight for hooking or applique...dyes great! I have 1 1/4 yards left...$9 per yard (this retails for $30/yard) ALL GONE

This is a Melton weight wool like what I sold last week...great gold...only 1 yard and I washed it at some point, so that's all done! $8 (Retails for $20) SOLD

I found 1 more yard of the blue Melton wool like I sold last week. This is unwashed...great shade of federal blue...$8 ($20 retail) SOLD

Last piece of wool for right now is a Melton weight Dark green...a shade darker than what I sold last week. Would make fantastic christmas stockings! 1 1/8 yards left on the bolt...$8 per yard (Retails for $20/yard) ALL GONE

If anyone wants me to put their name on any of me! Otherwise it's going to the shop first thing Saturday morning!

Cute new stitchery pattern now at the shop...called "Spring Greetings"!(It's the picture at the top of the blog) Easy to do with not a lot of different stitches. The model was stitched on overdyed sandcastle...cute! Finished size is 8" x 10" it would be adorable as a little spring pillow or framed! $6.95 for the pattern alone or $10.95 for a complete kit w/ pattern! (WOW discount applies!).

The newest patterns from Country Stitches will be in for the weekend! For those of you who pre-ordered, we are shipping out today or you can pick them up at the shop!
(Look down a couple of blog posts to see the patterns...)

Coming in next week are two great civil war quilt books...

"Remembering Adelia" by Kathleen Tracy....this was the first book in the group....
Meet Adleia, a 19-year-old woman living in N.Illinois on the cusp of the Civil War. Her journal illustrates how central sewing and quilting were a woman's life during the nineteenth century. Includes period photos and 12 projects

"Civil War Sewing Circle"...the newest book...

Patterns done after quilts made during the Civil War, this collection is ideal for nineteenth-century reproduction fabrics. Find 16 easy projects, including large and small quilts, plus a pincushion, sewing box, and a needle case. Discover historical photos and letters written from soldiers.

I have a limited number of these books coming and they are going fast...if you want one held, email me!

(Friday evening...)

Do we have any serious Rowe Pottery collectors out there? I have a great retired piece of Rowe pottery available...

The Bean Pot is from Rowe's 2004 Limited Edition group...done in an albany slip, it is a great piece featuring an acorn on the top of the lid. $175.00 (Definitely bigger than it looks in the picture here!)

I've also got coming in this weekend some fantastic quilt books, craft books, decorating books and painting books! I'll keep this short and sweet...most are in pristine, not used condition....and the rest are in excellent condition and we are going to sell them at a fraction of their original cost!

Here is a short list of just a FEW of the titles:

Hobo Quilts (55+ orig blocks based on the secret lanquage of riding the rails) by Debra Henninger
Thimbleberries - Cottage Comfort
American Quilt Classics from the collection of Patricia Cox
Simple Blessings by Kim Diehl
Birds of a Feather - Blackbird Designs (SOLD)
With Needle & Thread - Cross stitch - Blackbird Designs
My Heart is True - Cross Stitch - Blackbird Designs
Simple Seasons - Kim Diehl
As The Crow Flies - Edie McGinnis
Primitive Youngins - Primitive Pieces by Lynda (great miniature quilts)
Hearthside Stars - Jo Morton
Olde is New Again - Jo Morton
Times Past - Jo Morton
Unraveling the History of Quilts & Slavery - Barbara Brackman

ok...that's it...I'm tired! But the stack goes on and on and on....come see what else we've got!

And finally update on "Rug Watchers"...if this had been Weight Watchers, I would have lost 20 lbs. this week! But, instead, I just got a whole lot done on my rug!! (My update picture is over on the side bar.) Sharon with Liberty Rose jumped in with me on this...pulled out an Uncle Sam project that has been sleeping in a basket somewhere up in her workroom for who knows how you can see from her before and after pics...Sam now has pants on and a face and hands! He'll be hanging in no time!!

Rug Watchers is open to anyone who wants to join and just needs a little nudge now and then to keep going! Come join the fun!

That's it for tonight! Time to go get stuff packed in the car for the shop tomorrow! It's suppose to be beautiful and the vendors were setting up all day outside! Come see us if you get the chance. More wool going up on the blog next week...I ran out of time this week!


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