Wednesday, March 19, 2008

I'm dyeing for spring.....................

Well, actually for our upcoming rug show. We could use a little sun and some warmer temps, it has been the rainiest, dull and dreary winter I can remember and I've been around a few years .

We made a run up to Dorr last week for wool and I picked up a bolt of "Primitive Natural" to try. It's a bit heavier and coarser.....shrinks up a bit more.......but I love the way it takes color. I've been playing with some new recipes too. It certainly has helped to brighten up these dreary days.

Sarah and I will be vendors at the 48th Annual Hooked Rug Exhibit on Saturday, March 29th, 2008. It is presented by Fairfield Grace united Methodist Church in Connecticut. We'll have wool, patterns and other rug hooking supplies as well as needlepunch supplies. We hope you will stop by and see us if you are in the area.

Here is all the info...............
Fairfield Grace United Methodist Church
1089 Fairfield Woods Road Fairfield, Conn. 06825
Saturday, March 29. 2008
Bag lunches, beverages and desserts
9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
$5 Admission -- Door Prizes

We hope to see you then !!!

Saturday, March 8, 2008

My fondness for pincushions..........

........goes back many years. I collect them, not the mint condition, pristine should be in a museum kind...........the much loved and well used are what I like. You know, the ones with character and history. The pincushions I use the most are wool, one was a pumpkin and the other an apple. They have since lost their leaves....but they are sturdy little workhorses....even held their shape after being thrown across the room in a fit of frustration when the sewing machine doesn't do what I want it to.(I prefer to stitch by hand with tiny needles) I colorize my pins and have been made fun of on numerous occasions for doing so.......there aren't many in the pincushion right now, they are holding little critters that are waiting to be sewn together.

So, imagine my joy while browsing through a local antique shop I found this old velvet tomato.............I pick it up and turned to my sister........."look, someone else colorized their pins". She rolled her eyes and continued to look at the antique books. I bought it and brought it home.....I have a kindred spirit somewhere in time, I thought. Not only did they colorize their pins, they arranged them by size..........

Yesterday the new Home Companion was in the mailbox. I brought it in and sat down with a cup of coffee and started to spend time doing something other than what I should have.............and lo and behold. I came across this ad and while it is a lovely ad and product, my excitement came from the pincushion..................another kindred spirit. It's nice to know you're not alone in the world

I guess I should get back to work so I can colorize my pins when I put them back in the pincushion.


Tuesday, March 4, 2008

The Eclectic Artisans Webshow

My sister Sarah and I belong to a select group of artists called The Eclectic Artisans.....we are Hallowed Hill Primitives together. Whendi Meagher of Whendi's Bears will be hosting a Webshow April 7th, 2008. Click on the banner above to see all the talented artist who will be participating and to find out the details as they become available.
We hope you will stop by to see the show!!!!