Wednesday, December 21, 2011

O Christmas Tree...... trimmed. This was the first Christmas since 1990 that Miss Molly Mac, my cat, was not here to trim the tree. No stolen ornaments, no climbing in the steamer truck and no howling her displeasure when she tired of it all and wanted me to cuddle on the couch. I do miss her and having to let her go still makes me sad.

The "hookers" were here on Monday for our annual Christmas get together and we celebrated Carol's birthday. I baked the cookies that had to get shipped and still have baking left to do. The last of my orders shipped today, I have a few ornaments to make for my neighbors, but tomorrow is another day. I think it's a good night to put up my feet and have a glass of Bailey's on the rocks.


Sunday, November 27, 2011

Into the Woods for Christmas

I've some new items for the holidays, just click on the Items for Sale at the right.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Christmas is a coming.........

Country Parlor
20th Annual
Holiday Home Show
in the historic Naugles Barn at the
Hallockville Museum Farm
at the corner of Sound Ave and Herricks
Lane in Riverhead
Friday and Saturday 9 til 3
Sunday 10 til 2

......back to the sewing table.

Monday, October 24, 2011

What's Coming Up Next.......

Here's where we'll be in a few weeks. Hope to see you there.
Fine American Craftsmenship Show presented by The Wilton Historical Society

Saturday, Nov. 12, 10am-5pm
Sunday, Nov. 13, 10am-4pm
Wilton High School Field House
395 Danbury Road (Route 7), Wilton, CT 06897

Thursday, September 29, 2011

I'll Be There..........

It was brought to my attention that my name was omitted on the list of vendors for the NYS Sheep and Wool Festival in Rhinebeck this year. Sarah and I always share a booth so whenever you see the Paisley Studio....I'll be there, too. I hope we see you there, too.

NYS Sheep and Wool Festival
October 15th and 16th
Dutchess County Fairgrounds
6550 Spring Brook Avenue
Rhinebeck, NY 12572

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

We're Wooly Excited.........

....Sarah and I have added a new Fiber Fest to our schedule this year. We'll be vending at the Southern Adirondack Fiber Festival in September. Here's the link..

I'm busy executing new BaaBaa designs and planning some new colors to dye.

Hope we see you there.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Send in the Clowns......

The circus cars full off animals all shipped to their destinations last weekend and then it was on to the clowns. That's Jerry the Juggler in the photo,don't you think he looks like he enjoys his job????

It's pouring rain here and fairly cool for August. Summer is almost gone, the school buses came down the street last week. New drivers learning their routes. Where is the time going?????


Tuesday, July 26, 2011

...the circus came to town's under the Big Top for Halloween this year. The animal cars have arrived....the others will be soon to follow. To see the parade click on "items for sale" to your right!!

I hope you are all enjoying your summer.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Happy 20th Birthday Miss Molly Mac

20 years ago this gal and her sister came home to live with me. I put her down on the floor and she ran up my leg and screeched in my face.I remember my sister in law saying "your going to have your hands full" and boy was she right.....enjoy your whipped cream and butter cookie crumbs.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Holiday Travel

....They arrived at their new homes in time for the holiday it's on to Halloween.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

New Noisey Neighbors

With Long Island Sound just a stroll down the street and the salt marshes behind us,the warm weather brings out the neighbors. There's a constant chatter of the Red Winged Blackbirds, the squawking of seagulls...well, you get the picture. We have a Blue Heron, 8 large white Cranes,several species of ducks and geese and a fox to name a few. It's a pleasure to have the windows open during the day, that is until Thursday. A family of Sandpipers, Willets to be exact, must have been teaching their young to fly. They were so noisey, kip,kip,kip was all you heard in between squawking when someone went near the marsh. We listened to this for two days straight and today they are gone. Either they were quick learners or the fox ate them , maybe they are walking on the sand, perhaps on one of the Thimble Islands. Where ever they are, it sure is quiet here.

Have a Happy Father's Day!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Happy Flag Day !!

The Stars and Stripes Forever Lyrics
by John Philip Sousa - 1897

Let martial note in triumph float
And liberty extend its mighty hand
A flag appears 'mid thunderous cheers,
The banner of the Western land.
The emblem of the brave and true
Its folds protect no tyrant crew;
The red and white and starry blue
Is freedom's shield and hope.
Other nations may deem their flags the best
And cheer them with fervid elation
But the flag of the North and South and West
Is the flag of flags, the flag of Freedom's nation.

Hurrah for the flag of the free!
May it wave as our standard forever,
The gem of the land and the sea,
The banner of the right.
Let despots remember the day
When our fathers with mighty endeavor
Proclaimed as they marched to the fray
That by their might and by their right
It waves forever.

Let eagle shriek from lofty peak
The never-ending watchword of our land;
Let summer breeze waft through the trees
The echo of the chorus grand.
Sing out for liberty and light,
Sing out for freedom and the right.
Sing out for Union and its might,
O patriotic sons.
Other nations may deem their flags the best
And cheer them with fervid elation,
But the flag of the North and South and West
Is the flag of flags, the flag of Freedom's nation.

Hurrah for the flag of the free.
May it wave as our standard forever
The gem of the land and the sea,
The banner of the right.
Let despots remember the day
When our fathers with might endeavor
Proclaimed as they marched to the fray,
That by their might and by their right
It waves forever.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

This Weather Makes Me Crabby.....'s the fourth in my series of scallop shell pincushions. It's listed for sale in my Etsy Shop and I'll have one with me this weekend. Hopefully the sun will shine.


Sunday, May 15, 2011

Fleece and Fiber.....sheep and other animals

Here's where we will be next weekend. Hope you can stop by and say hello.

2nd Annual Long Island Fleece & Fiber Fair
Saturday, May 21, 2011 at Hallockville Museum Farm
6038 Sound Avenue, Riverhead, N.Y. 11901

10 am til 5 the event of heavy rain it will be postponed until Sunday.

The Long Island Fleece & Fiber Fair is a one-of-a-kind event on Long Island that brings together the diversity of fiber arts activities! Visitors will learn and experience how local artisans craft wool and other animal fiber into beautiful finished pieces of clothing and art. The fair provides a fun-filled day of demonstrations and hands-on learning.

My Americana Sheep Pincushion will be available for purchase there, in my Etsy Shop or email me


Wednesday, May 4, 2011

How Much Fun Is This????

Lots of colors....this package put a smile on my face. I had such a good time choosing the colors of felt. If you are looking for 100% wool felt in various sizes go to feltonthefly.etsy , Janet is a delight to work with and she has wonderful felt. I finally sat down and crafted some pincushion rings....only took a year to do it, but I am pleased with the results. They were a hit at the show this weekend and I've put a few in my Etsy Shop.

Getting ready for the next show, details to follow soon.
Have a great day!!

Friday, April 8, 2011

Monday I had the blues........

....Tuesday was rosey and yesterday I was green. Guess what I'm up to again, 3 more bolts to go. I need to replenish my inventory for our next show.

Fairfield Grace
51st Annual Hooked Rug Exhibit
And Hook In!!!!
Saturday, April 30, 2011
9AM to 3PM
$5 admission - door prizes

"Color Planning for Rug Hookers"
Presentation by Eric Sandberg

Fairfield Grace United Methodist Church
1089 Fairfield Woods Road, Fairfield, Ct. 06825

Hope to see you there, with or without a hook!

Thursday, March 24, 2011

My Birthday Slippers 2009

You're probably wondering why I'm posting about wool slippers from my October Birthday 2009. They were knit for me by my friend...Kathy Blake-Parker. When she gave them to me they were the laugh of the evening as they were about 12 inches long. Mary thought they were the funniest thing. Long story short, they needed to be felted and got lost in my house. I found them again this Christmas and Kathy took them home to felt. I got them back the other night, just in time for the snow that was predicted.

I live in a tiny rental cottage that sits on cinder floors are cold. What better gift than a warm, fuzzy pair of slippers...knit with love by a dear friend even though it did take over a year to get them on my feet?

Wishing you warm feet....

Saturday, March 19, 2011

So I'm Not the Easter Bunny on Items For Sale for new Easter items.


Thursday, March 17, 2011

Friday, March 4, 2011

First to Leave

He arrived at his new home yesterday. He is missed by the others.

It's hard to focus on Spring and Easter when it is still so cold outside. I'm longing for purple pansies and yellow daffodils and to be rid of the dirty snow. We are going to have a warm up this weekend but I hear the showers will accompany the warmth. Oh, well.......

Stay warm!

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Three Blind Mice.......

....well, actually 4. I ran out of 3mm onyx beads, I have 2mm and 3mm. I toyed with running out to see if I could find some plastic ones. Between my desire for nice glass,agate or onyx and not want to chance falling on the ice I went searching for them on the web. Now I'm waiting on my Merry Mailman to come today in hopes that they have arrived in Branford from Wisconsin. These little guys need to make the trip to Long Island when they are done. I'll also be listing one in my Etsy shop later this evening.

Stay warm!

Friday, January 21, 2011

Leave Me Alone, I Want to Dye.......

.....what better way to warm up a cold kitchen. A dye pot on the stove has a dual purpose....keeps me warm and builds my inventory. So much better than dyeing when it's hazy, hot and humid.

I hope you have a fun and creative way to stay warm!

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Feeling a Little Sheepish????

Happy New Year!
I know, it's almost the 15th and I'm a little late. But I'm not late for my Valentine update on the Primitive Gathering. Stop by and take a look at my new little friends.

I hope you are all well and staying warm!