Sunday, December 27, 2015

Almost gone...

Just a reminder that the Prairie Schooler rug hooking patterns will be discontinued on January 1, 2016.  The creative "Schooler" ladies are retiring and Spruce Ridge will no longer be able to produce their order your favorites before Friday (this Thursday will be the absolute last day)!

My favorite (and the favorite of many rug hookers) is the design, All You Can Eat.  I love the fish lined up in a row with their mouths open!  I think it would be a great design for a kitchen or dinette,  or a lovely gift for a fisherman or woman.  Click here to get size and price information for the pattern.

I hate to make New Years resolutions because I have trouble keeping them but I would like to resolve that I will make time to write more consistently on my blog for 2016!  There's so many good things ahead for the New Year!

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Only two more sleeps.....

Just two more sleeps until the All The Trimmings show!  I am scurrying around, packing all kinds of holiday goodies to sell, along with lots of great rug hooking supplies.  We have lots of  lovely sewing implements that are perfect for the seamstress or needleworker on your shopping list, along with rug hooks, wool, patterns, books, kits, and felted wool bags.
I always look forward to this wonderful little show because I also do some of my holiday shopping here.  The vendors and selection of quality goods are awesome!  We love to pick out a fresh evergreen wreath (sometimes two!) for our door and my husband stocks up on fresh local honey.  I usually shop the antiques for a special little treasure for myself.  And you can't pass up Marlene Dusbiber's wonderful carvings!  I give my husband a different wild bird carving every year.
What sets this show apart from other Holiday shows is that the admission and parking is free...and free refreshments, including coffee, tea, cookies and snacks.  You really shouldn't miss this show!


In other news, the creative ladies at The Prairie Schooler have recently announced that they will be retiring and closing their business for good.  I will be carrying their rug hooking patterns until the end of December and then they will be discontinued.  If you have your eye on one of their whimsical patterns, the time to order is NOW!  I will not be able to produce or sell them after January 1, 2016.  Take a peek and order your favorite pattern today!  Click here for a link to their page on my website.