Sunday, November 28, 2010

A Very Sweet Holiday Show

Come one!  Come all!  To the All The Trimmings Show
Saturday December 4, 2010
10 am to 4 pm
Chelsea Fairgrounds Service Building
20501 Old US 12
Chelsea, MI  48118
 Free parking, free admission, free refreshments!
This sweet little cozy show is very special to me because it showcases all local artists...all made in Michigan and the USA!
There are plenty of beautiful offerings for gift-giving or for treating yourself! 
Wood carvings by Marlene Dusbiber, jewelry, tiles, folk art, stitching, painting, honey, Holiday greens to deck the halls, hand made soaps and creams, hand made bears....and of course, rug hooking!  I'll have lots of treasures for gift-giving...more of my wool applique scarves, Holiday cones (hang them like Christmas stockings and fill them with treats!) lavender sachets, and cute little acorn ornaments (perfect for gift embellishments or for hanging on your feather tree)!
Get to the show early for the best selection because the good stuff goes quickly!
See you next Saturday!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

It Was Very, Very Merry!

I am still  basking in the glow from last week-end's Merry Maker Folk Art and Fine Craft show!  If you were there, you'll know what I mean...and if you weren't there, then seriously consider making plans to attend next year!  The artists and their offerings were simply amazing!
These pictures represent just a small portion of the talent:
Entrance to the show

Ali Strebel's booth

 Redware by Ginger Cazan

 Beaumont Pottery

 Humble Crow Creations

 Pieces of Olde

 Lori Bosi from Pine Hollow Primitives

Wonderful creatures from Lori Ann Corelis

 The work of Scott Smith from Rucus Studio 

 Small Stories Studio

 Spruce Ridge Studios!

Monday, November 15, 2010

Here's Your Invitation......

Please join me and attend the Merry Makers Folk Art Show in Springfield, Ohio this coming week-end!  The roster of artisans is amazing!  Promoter Ginger Cazan says that if you print this out, write your name, address, and e-mail information on the paper and bring it to the show, you will be in the running for a chance to win $100 in Merry Makers you will get an e-mail reminder for next year (click on the picture for a larger view of the flyer).  If you need any more temptation, the Springfield Antique Show will be going on at the same time, in the buildings just across from the Merry Makers building, so you can combine your shopping passions....what's not to love about antiques and folk art???!!!
Want more information?  Click here for the Merry Makers website.
As a special thank you to my blog readers, if you print this out and attend the show, I will give you 20% off any one rug hooking pattern of your choice!!!
Besides my rug hooking wares, I will have some wonderful holiday wool applique items for sale.  They make great gifts or a lovely treat for yourself!  You gotta come see them and get the best selection!
See you at Merry Makers!

Saturday, November 6, 2010


This coming week, the Indianapolis rug hooking guild, Puckihuddlers, will celebrate their 30th year anniversary of becoming an ATHA group. (ATHA stands for Association of Traditional Rug Hooking Artists).  ATHA has only been around for 35 years so the Puckies were one of the earliest groups to form a chapter.
I was fortunate enough to teach back-to-back workshops for them at the end of September!  I had a great time and would like to share some pictures of the terrific rug hookers and their work:

Debbie Abshier's rug with wonderful proddy sunflowers and added bead enhancements.
 Donna Abshier's Red Horse the soft primitive colors.
 Linda was working on Herb Angel. A beautiful lady!
Natasha was working on a Maria Barton pattern.  She went all out with embellishing and using multi-media.  Need I say that her rug was a favorite with the other workshop gals?
 A delightful snowman....
 a sleepy kitty.....
 Bird of Paradise hooked by Joann Rifkin.  A beautiful blue bird!
 Beth is a happy hooker and she's working on Give Ye Thanks.
Becky is hooking Emma's Garden.  As you can see, she prodded her sunflowers and used foo-foo yarn for the bird.
 Another Maria Barton pattern in progress by Gerlinde.  I love how she hooked the tree.
Jan Hammond did this lovely version of American Sheep.  Very clever...she used star buttons instead of trying to hook tiny stars!
 Norma is using nice soft heavenly colors in Lori's Fraktur Angel.

There were many more rugs that I did not get a picture of, for one reason or another, but all the workshop gals were doing a FABULOUS job!
Please join me in congratulating the Puckihuddlers on their special milestone of
30 years!
(PS:  If you are interested in joining ATHA, please contact me and I'll give you the information.)

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Expect The Unexpected....

.....when you own goats.....

This is what I discovered when I went out to feed the goats this evening!  Bryce had somehow gotten into the hay feeder and he couldn't get out.  Since he is probably my biggest goat, I had to get my son to help me lift the big fella out of there! 
I'm telling you, if I could predict the future, I would say we are in for a rough winter...these guys have had a ravenous appetite!