Thursday, September 16, 2010


Just want to show you some things I've been working on for Saturday's show!  These are purse fronts ~ one is finished ~ one is not ~ but it will be!!

I spent one afternoon packaging patterns!  At my show last week, I tried just hanging the patterns from round rings but they really needed to be packaged individually so I copied each picture and labeled with name and size ~ it will make it easier for the customers to see the overall design!  I also have Liberty Homestead patterns by my friend, Jane Augenstein ~ bless her heart for sending them pre-packaged!!!

At the market, I buy a little this and a little that to round out my booth ~ this is a great primitive pumpkin sporting it's very own crow!

I also picked up these hooked things ~ love that crazy cat!

The pumpkin pillow is gone!

 A 3' stuffed crow ~ he'll look great on a door for the entire fall season!!

I also want to show the linen-type fabric runners that I've fringed around the edges to make ready for wool applique (I did the pumpkins on the machine - more primitive if you hand stitch, for sure!) or needle felting and possibly hooking ~ I haven't tried to that yet!  There are various sizes to choose from.

These are my newest batches of marbleized wool ~ it just amazes me at how beautiful and varied they are!  If you see anything you like, I'll be glad to pull it for you ~ friend, Lori did that last week so she has what she likes and didn't miss out!! 

I also had a call today for a gift certificate ~ so keep that in mind if you have a rug hooking friend ~ you can give them a gift that they can pick out themselves!! 

It's been quite a week ~ busy, but I haven't pushed myself ~ maybe I am learning something along the way!  I did take a morning and run over to Amish country to buy apple crates for displaying the wool ~ I had been wanting more but didn't want to take the time to search for the store that might have them!  As luck would have it, friend, Peg called and mentioned that she had been to Amish country with her sister to buy apple crates ~ she told me right where to go ~ very easy ~ and on the way home I picked up some mums and pumpkins ~ not as many as I would have liked but my little car was full!  It was a beautiful morning and I wished I could have spent the whole day stopping at the various little farms to add to my fall decorating!  Maybe next week!

And yes ~ the show last week at Quailcrest Farm was great ~ the sun shined all day  ~ the customers came ~ and the rain held off until we were packed!  This Saturday promises to be a beautiful day as well ~ if you're close enough to come to Malabar Farm, we'll be there!  Sixty primitive folk artists and antique booths will be awaiting the throngs of visitors that I know will want to come spend a nice fall day in the Pleasant Valley.  A little trivia ~ Lauren Bacall and Humphrey Bogart were married there in the Big House that belonged to author and agriculturalist, Louie Bromfield!  It's a great place to spend the day!! 

See you soon ~


Rugs and Pugs said...

Alice ~
You have been busy (even if you supposedly didn't push yourself!). I am so happy the show gods are going to smile down on you tomorrow. No fun doing a show in bad weather, is it?
See you tomorrow.
Pug hugs :)

April DeConick said...

You look like you are going to have a great show! Take pictures!

Primitives By The Light of The Moon said...

LOVE it all! Wishing you all the best at the show....wish I was close enough to come shopping!

Miccosukee said...

I know your show will go well. Too bad there are never occasions like that here in my corner of the world.
Remember also tomorrow not to push yourself,

And have fun!!

Kim said...

I hope your show is a huge success. That wool is gorgeous. I am drooling. Good thing for my wallet that I am to far away to get to the show and grab it all!

dulcy said...

Oh Alice... you are the queen of marbleizing! I'm drooling over those pieces of wool. Thanks for checking in,,, yes,,, working with neutrals can be a challenge. I'm now hooking in the black. Makes for quite a dramatic contrast!


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