These are the first photos sent to me from our class at Sauder Village with Jule Marie Smith, this summer. Bev started the first two in class. She really had them almost finished before we left! This is Hannah's Hen ~ they are all three from the Woolley Fox ~ Bev did a wonderful job using neutrals ~ something I find pretty challenging!
"The Weaver's Lion" is an Edyth O'neill design ~ back in 'olden times', the craftsmen of the day used symbols as their signage and on Edyth's blog "My Red Cape", she explains the history behind this little rug design.
Bev didn't do this rug in class, but included it with her email ~ it is Dutch Tulips, designed by Lisa Baughman, who works at the Woolley Fox! All three of Bev's rugs have great color ~ she had several rugs in the Sauder rug show. Thanks for sending them along, Bev ~ tell your girlfriends they, too, can be 'published' whenever they're ready!!!
Yesterday, I put the dye pots on again! This is a nice old red but maybe it does show a little more winey than it is in person ~ but very nice.
This forest green came out with lots of nice mottling ~ it will hook up great with it's own natural shading. I'm going to do a batch this morning ~ better get to it, hm? A shopper from the Malabar show sent some samples of things she would like, so I'm getting together a little potpourri to show her!!
Yesterday, the old guy went fishing on Lake Erie ~ a friend of our boys chartered a headboat out of Vermillion and had some room, so Sonny, Brian and Ted went along! They actually caught fish!!!! Very nice perch ~ we have three suppers worth in the freezer now! Yippee!!
We're off to the lake for our last Fall weekend ~ have to put the patio furniture away and get ready for winter! We do go up all winter ~ there's really just that one little chore to attend to! Then Saturday, we're off to Kelley's Island for Halloween hilarity!! People wear the greatest costumes ~ some very inventive ~ some just plain outrageous ~ we don't wear any ~ costume that is!! I do have my nice witch hat with boa feathers but that's the extent of it!! I'll make a report next week!!!
Hope there's big fun on your weekend schedule ~ if not, make some for yourself!!
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