Friday, July 3, 2009

A Positive Response

I have been to two quilt shows with my new pattern and the response has been very positive. Some did not know that the applique was in wool until I pointed it out. When they realized that it was wool they seemed to ohhh...and ahhh....that much more! I am diligently working on my second piece. I am very close. I can't wait to show you this one! I am getting ready for another quilt show next week. This is the Red Door Quilt Guild in Meadville, PA. This is their second time doing a show. It should be a good time. Of course I will be taking the Baltimore Beautie in Wool there as well.
Well off to sew!!!

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

What I have been up to!

Well I have been busy since my last post. I went to Quilt Market in Pittsburgh in May. That was an awesome experience! I saw several wool vendors and got some new patterns for the shop. If you can, stop by and see them. I have new kits as well. Last weekend I went to TNNA and that was another awesome experience. Lots of yarns of course but did find some new felting things and great thread for working on the wool applique. I have been doing some designing. I have always been interested in Baltimore Album quilts and have always thought I could make one in wool. So I began playing around with the blocks and have created some simple wall hangings to start with. A pattern company saw my block and wants to publish the patterns. I will tell you more as we go on. In the mean time here is a sneak peak as the first wall hanging. I just love it!

I dyed all the wool fabrics myself. In fact, I have been dyeing up a storm and have many new great colors. You will find softer more muted color choices. It is something the rug hookers have been asking me for. There will be more new things to come as the weeks go by!

Enjoy the nice day!!!!

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Felted eggs

Well we can finally feel spring in the air. It is so nice to see the flowers out and the grass is greening up nicely. With the change of seasons comes new inspirations. For the easter and spring season I have been needlefelting eggs. A simple technique of using the felting needle to punch fiber into styrofoam eggs. They can be as simple or fancy as you want. I did some classes recently and it never ceases to amaze me at the creativity of students in the class!!! Check them out.

Now I working on a line of hand-dyed, hand-spun yarn. I have learned alot in the process, mostly how long it takes to have a mill spin the yarn for you. So I decided for this first batch I am going to be spinning it myself. I will be posting pictures as we go along.
Happy Creating!

Sunday, March 15, 2009



Well, it has been a long hard winter! I can not believe it has been this long since my last post. But it is finally starting to look like spring is coming. Many things have been happening in the shop...more yarn...more projects...and a nice new look inside. I will be posting some pictures in the coming days.

For Christmas I asked for a that was easy to take care of. I wanted a wood carving of one for outside the shop. So in January when the weather broke we got the log to the man who make carvings using his chain saws. Finally two weeks ago we picked it up. I think it is really CUTE!!! Dresses up the place a bit. Check it out...