Sunday, April 26, 2015


This chair pad turned out pretty well! It's hooked from selvages from the last dye pots!! Love the look!

Beloved daffs and bleeding hearts ~ so cheerful on the window sill!

Last week, Lori Brechlin blogged about these beautiful hooks from P is for Primitive. This one now lives in my studio ~ it is made from an antique shoe button hook handle ~ It's very shiny silver and fits in the palm of my hand perfectly! I don't know how much I'll use but I'm happy to have it! Thanks, Lisanne Miller, for sending it so fast!

Yesterday, we went to the Simple Goods show. Lots of early furniture and things to decorate the primitive home. We got this grain-painted box - a really good reproduction from folk artist, Mike Spangler. Looks good, doesn't it? Even if we don't buy a lot, it's always an education to learn about things we don't often see.

This week will be a busy one ~ getting ready for the From Our Hands & Hearts show in Penninsula next Saturday!

Hope you had a good weekend ~ the weather is trying to get better! Talk to you soon!

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Monday, April 20, 2015

Happenings ~ ~ ~

Last week was the Amish Hook-in that took place in Berlin, Ohio. It wax a wonderful day with 160 rug hookers and 10 vendors! Sonny and I had a lot of fun with our friends and lots of wool changed hands that day!!

Maggie Bonanomi was the featured teacher. Laura and I brought our finished projects from the class we took with her at Sauder. Friend Pam brought hers but she left before Maggie had a minute to spare! The women loved Maggie!!

Sonny tapped a few maple trees for a project for his daughter, Korinna. Then he made syrup for us!

It takes 40 gallons of sap to make one gallon of syrup! That's a lot of boiling! He got another smaller batch but it made enough for us and the kids. He really enjoyed the process and I'm sure he'll do it next year!

Thanks for stopping by ~ hope you're enjoying spring!!

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