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MORE LISA FERGUSON PATTERNS…

Lisa sent me 2 more beautiful designs – Fox and Queen Bee. I will be enlarging these tomorrow and putting them on linen this week…

And a few more patterns on sale for 10.00 off the listed price… these are all the larger versions hence the larger discount (again in Canadian dollars)…

 

Michelle sent me a picture of her completed punch needle (one of my Karla Gerard punch needle AND RUGHOOKING patterns). It is sooo lovely – and big enough to do a pillow!…

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MANY THINGS…




to post about today – let’s see if I remember them all ๐Ÿ™‚ …

Firstly, my class for July 29 on the punch needle mini fish bones is now open to any kit you would like to work on so if you were debating about taking the class but not sure you wanted to do the mini fish bones – well you don’t have to! ย We will work on punching first and then I will show everyone who is interested how to put the fish bones together. So there is still room in the workshop – just send me an email.

Next, I just finished putting together a kit for a friend, of the new pattern Snowy Owl by Lisa Ferguson and decided I should make up 2 so if this beautiful pattern entices you I do have all the wool put together to hook it. Email me if you are interested…

Thirdly – don’t forget Karen Kaisers hookin this coming Thursday. This will be the last one and promises to be a great day. There will be a number of vendors (me included) so if you need anything let me know and I will try to bring it along.

and Finally!!! I am having a mid summer sale on patterns. Because yup – it will soon be mid summer! These are patterns I have had in stock for a while and have decided I need to purge a bit to make room for new patterns so I will be listing a few each day or so. They are 5.00 off the listed price (Canadian dollars which means if you are in the U.S. take about another 30% off the listed price because of our sadly weak Canadian dollar!). So for today these are the ones I am listing – only one of each in stock…

 

QUILT SHOW PIX…


Some pictures of the lovely quilt show in Wellington. There were many many more quilts on display but iPad time was limited ๐Ÿ˜ฆ …
















NEW PATTERNS…

Had a wonderful weekend at the Wellington Quilt Show – there was so much going on in the county that busloads of people were touring around attending all the events and I do believe the lovely quilt show was on the list of stops ๐Ÿ™‚ . I did take pictures and will tidy them up and post them later this week (after suitcases of wool are all unpacked and placed back where they belong!).

In the meantime I have a few pictures to share…

Elizabeth attached her lovely little punch needle to one of the sheep boards I carry (made by Vince). I only have one sheep board left!…

Elaine sent me a picture of the Blooming Sheep rug she just finished (one of the Karla Gerard patterns I carry). It turned out soooooo beautifully…

ANDDDDD, a new artist to add to the list of pattern designs. Lisa Ferguson is a local artist who does beautiful watercolour illustrations and paintings and she has given me permission to do some of her lovely pieces as rughooking and punch needle patterns. The first two patterns are perfect for next year’s OHCG Annual as the theme is “Birds”… There will be more of Lisa’s patterns to follow but I thought these would be an amazing start!… How Canadian is that goose?


WESTPORT HOOKIN…

Was a great day. Thank you to all who braved the heat and humidity to attend. In the end we had 76 courageous souls who came and made our day such fun. The AC died the day before but we were able to get our local repairman in to set it at a fixed temperature and noone melted (well not toooo badly) and we had ceiling and floor fans which moved the somewhat warm air around ๐Ÿ™‚ . Everyone left with a door prize donated by our wonderful suppliers and many of our very talented friends. The 50/50 went to great new heights thanks to Gord and Louise selling tickets at hmmmmm, questionable rates of 10.00 for 1 or 3 for 5.00! That raised a few eyebrows ๐Ÿ™‚ but made the raffle soooo exciting! Plus we had 5 lovely items in our silent auction so all in all we had a fun day and raised a good amount of money for two local charitable organizations who do so much for the community. Thank you all!


This weekend I am vending at the Prince Edward County Quilt Show in Wellington ON. http://www.pecgild.weebly.com. Should be a cooler weekend yeahhhhhh (although I must say I am not going to complain too much as wow the lake is soooo warm I actually have to search for cool spots!). Unfortunately I will be missing a wonderful garden show hosted by my sister, Betty and Sheila Sim who is famous for her beautiful gardens – guess she doesn’t have the deer problem! My sister collects and makes garden art and her place is such fun. Here is a flyer with more info for those close enough to attend…

and a new punch needle pattern(kit) available called “Skye” by Helen Radford:

NO HOOKIN’ JUST CLEANIN’…

So, I knew there were many reasons to go to rug camp – not only to learn and be inspired by those around us but ALSO TO AVOID WORK! ย Since my return home Sunday I have washed windows (pine pollen encrusted), washed outside walls, washed porch floors, washed outdoor furniture – and NO HOOKING has been done! Today we are off to take a cruise on the boat, park, swim and I am taking along a little punching because YIKES it is tooooooo hot to hook outdoors! So punching it will be and hmmm has been after all the cleaning was done. Started this little 5 x 6 (which grew a tad) project at rug camp in the evenings to give my wrist and shoulder a break and finished it the other day and this morning mounted it to one of the wonderful hornbooks made by Wendy’s hubby, Vince. I painted this one mustard and distressed it with my usual brown shoe polish and then buffed it up and I love the combination of the smoky blue sky and the dirty yellow hornbook. I have these in stock painted, unpainted and also sheep shaped! So if you are wondering what to do with that little punch needle piece these are a great way to display…

5th ANNUAL WESTPORT HOOKIN…

is coming up this Tuesday, July 3, at the Lions Club Beach House just outside Westport. We will have balloons on display to guide you on your way. If possible, please carpool as we have a good but limited amount of parking. Gord will be available to help you find parking spots. Since it is supposed to be outrageously hot and humid and since we are located on a lovely sandy beach feel free to wear your bathing suits and go for a dip to cool off! If you are unable to come please let us know.

Last year Wendo and I held a couple of joint workshops – she would teach something needle felted and I would teach something either hooking or punching related. We have decided to run another workshop as advertised below. Please let us know if you can join us. If the weather is good Captain Hiliner may even take the boat out from under the cover and yeah, swimming!!!