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Peterborough Fibre Arts Festival and Sale…

I thought I would take this opportunity to mention a wonderful show I will be attending in March. I have been vending at this show for a number of years now – it is a high quality, lovely, one-day show. Do hope some of you can join us!

It’s only a month until the

Peterborough Fibre Arts Festival and Sale

Presented by the Peterborough Weavers and Spinners Guild

the show is: Saturday March 17, 2018 from 10-4

at the Peterborough Sport and Wellness Centre, 775 Brealey Drive

Admission $5.00, cash only. Children under 12 free.

Celebrate everything fibre! Enjoy hands-on activities and demonstrations. Visit the sales booths to purchase a wide selection of fibres, tools and unique items hand-made by artisans and guilds.

The Wellness Centre is easily accessible from out of town with ample parking and is located on city bus route 6.

Jill sent me pictures of her  recently completed miniature punch needle 2 Sailboats and her hooked Sunflowers pillow:

and Sheila sent me a picture of her fabulous Morning Wave…

And what have I been doing – well unfortunately, nothing tooooo creative! We decided the house was looking a tad tired after 12 years so have been cleaning, decluttering, painting and redecorating a few rooms. Just finished our bedroom which is a good thing as hmmmmm most of my furniture was in my living room – which is NOT A GOOD THING ­čÖé . ┬áCan I say I LOVE MY BEDROOM NOW!… Yesssssss… My side of the bed is now in a direct line to the bathroom ­čÖé – and that is a good thing.


A couple of months ago my good friend Bonnie gave me the most magnificent carved primitive Canada goose. It is huge – I do have another flying goose by an amazing Quebec carver and this made a wonderful addition to the flock! I decided to house her (yes it is a she) in my newly painted bathroom however she looked a little forlorn. She is peaking over her back at hmmmm something resting in the grass – but there was no grass. So I decided to take a cue from friend Wendy and prod her a wonderful grassy mound. Took a couple of days and a lot of wool but she is now happily grounded in a lovely, thick, grassy matt. Hmmm, I do have some faux eggs – wonder if that might be what she is looking for – may have to give her one or two to make her happy…

Beth sent me a picture of her finished Cardinal mat…

For those of you who join us at Stitch by Stitch please note that because I will be teaching a punch needle class at the store on March 22 I won’t be back for my usual monthly morning until April 10.



I am always amazed at the overwhelming response to our hookin announcement. Yup we are full – however, we know there will be some who, in the end, cannot make it plus we have a wonderful space outdoors that is lovely if the weather cooperates. So we will be taking names for the waiting list so please if you have not already contacted Carol do so… And thank you to everyone who has registered – your presence and enthusiasm always make this a fun day for all.

And now a few rugs to share…

Heather sent me a picture of her lovely completed Karla Gerard 3 Blooming Birches (and yes, I do have this pattern in stock ­čÖé )…

Karen sent me a picture of a wonderful rug she finished for her granddaughter…

and Nancy sent me this lovely funky rug (design by┬áMichael Vistia)…

and Francine finished off a small rug inside an great frame…

WESTPORT HOOKIN…Tuesday July 3rd…

Well it is time to announce our Westport Hookin. I am so excited as this is our 5th anniversary! Please email Carol at to register as soon as possible as space is limited and yikes we are already 1/3rd full and have not even announced yet ­čÖé .

5th Annual Westport Hook-In
July 3rd, 2018
9:30- 3:00
Westport Lions Beach Club
63 Mountain Rd.
Westport, Ont.

Hosted by
Carol Shewan
Loretta Moore

Join us for a day of hooking, shopping and socializing.
We will have tea, coffee, snacks, door prizes and a silent auction.
Bring your lunch and a lawn chair if you would like to hook by the lake or on the deck.
Cost $5.00

Loretta Moore-Hooked on the Lake
Carol Shewan-Willow Creek Rug Hooking
Cathy Ivory- Baa Baa Bundles
Maureen Robertson- Fraser Cutters

Please RSVP to to reserve a spot.

Net proceeds from the $5.00 and silent auction will be
donated to the Westport Lions Club and
local charities.


I will be back at Stitch by Stitch for my usual morning session Tuesday, February 13 10 – 12. ┬áHope to see some of you there.

In addition, I will be teaching a miniature punch needle workshop at Stitch by Stitch on March 22 from 10 – 1. ┬áClass fee will be 30.00 plus supplies (needle, hoop and kit). ┬áPlease contact the store at 613 389 2223 to register and contact me about other supplies you will need. This is a fun workshop in which you will learn how to draw your pattern, punch and various ways of finishing your piece. You will be HOOKED! or maybe that would be punched!… Here are some examples of miniature punch needle – but I have a lot of different patterns…