Thursday, October 16, 2014
Just realized I forgot to announce the winner of the Primitive Gatherings Pinkeep kit. The lucky winner is: Paula at Hugs and Stitches. Please send me your mailing address and it will go out this week. I also have my first original design that I am offering at my store. Check it out over at Pig in a Blanket Wools.
Wednesday, October 8, 2014
One of my very first wool projects was a pincushion. Pincushions are really easy to make, they are quick to make and are useful. Visit my new website Pig in a Blanket Wools for some of my hand dyed wools and some of my wool kits. Leave a message about your favorite wool project for a chance to win a Primitive Gatherings Pincushion pattern and a kit featuring my hand dyed wools along with the necessary thread and even a needle! If you have never worked with wool, let me know why you would like to. Can't wait to hear from everyone. You have until next Monday to leave a comment. Thanks.
Monday, October 6, 2014
I am not a huge football fan, but I do enjoy a good game. Being from Mississippi I usually don't have anything to brag about but this week is different; Ole Miss and Mississippi State are tied for third in the AP college football poll. I guess it is a matter of state pride, my brother went to Ole Miss and I took a couple of classes at Mississippi State while at Mississippi University for Women. I have never been to a college football game but if I were to ever go to one, I would want to go to an Ole Miss game and party in the Grove, (or maybe a University of Georgia game). Hope their winning streaks keep up!!!
Sunday, October 5, 2014
This was one of the best and I do mean best weekends that I have had in a long, long time. I did my first show at the Stars 'N' Quilts Show here in Atlanta. I had no idea what to expect and it definitely exceeded my expectations. When I arrived at the event center on Friday I knew that things would go well when I saw my booth area, directly overhead was 9 point buck. I felt right at home, since we have a few of these on the walls at our house It was so exciting to set up my first show.
|Here is my sign for Pig in a Blanket Wools.|
|Close up of my "woolie bullies"|
|One of the quilts in the show, I have the blocks for this, need to finish it.|
|Beautiful sampler quilt.|
|This was one of the prize winners at the show and of course it had lots of wool applique.|
Check back for more quilts from the show.
Thursday, October 2, 2014
|Pig in a Blanket Little Woolie Bundles|
|Scrap bags will be a show special, reg. $15.00, special for $10.00|
|I put the binding on this last night. It is a pattern and kit that I will have at the show.|
Monday, September 22, 2014
While taking a walk, I noticed a few leaves that had already turned and fallen off of the trees. The weather was also a little bit cooler.
Acorns are also starting to fall. At times it sounded like gun shots!!! The acorns are huge this year, this is after a poor acorn year last year. For the first time in months, after putting out corn for the deer, no deer showed up to eat; they didn't have too!! All of these acorns should make all of the forest creatures happy!!
After communing with nature, we went into Blue Ridge on Saturday afternoon for the Blues and BBQ Festival. We had a great time! This is the fourth year for this event and our second year going. It gets better every year. Of course there is great BBQ for many different local and some not so local restaurants, and food trucks. The bands were great, we saw three of the five bands on the ticket for the day. My favorite was Samantha Gray, she sounded just like Janice Joplin, wonderful voice. If you have never been to Blue Ridge you should definitely go. Fall is a wonderful time to go, ride the train, visit Mercier's Apple Orchard, go on a hike, or just hang out in town there are some great shops.