Thursday, February 2, 2017

Happy Groundhog's Day...

Cold...cold...cold...
If I were a groundhog, I'd be hunkering down
I wouldn't have even poked my nose out this morning to see my shadow:)



The Part One kits for Shady Spot...the 2017 Edition of my Annual Rug Projects flew out the door yesterday...
my Postman is picking up a few more today!

Thanks so much for the GREAT response to this rug...only 5 places remain, so if you are interested visit the website here...
http://www.woolyredrug.com/store/WsDefault.asp?One=935

Well...it's back to work for me...hope it's sunny and warmer where you are;) ~Laurie

Monday, January 30, 2017

Second post of the day...

Crazy, I know! Silent for weeks...months, and here I am again;)

Well, I just got the go ahead to "let the cat out of the bag"...
Registration is NOW open for From Our Hands ~ Creative & Spring Mercantile
April 24 thru 27, 2017
Yellow Springs, Ohio

I'm so honored that Rebekah L. Smith and Lori Ann Corelis invited me to Ohio to teach! These days, I rarely teach outside the Twin Cities area...but I'm hitting the road and will teach 2 punch needle classes and a rug hooking class. Lots of goodies planned for the mercantile, too!

I can't wait to meet Rebekah L. Smith, Lori Ann Corelis, Stacy Nash and Donna Bennett in person! I've long admired their work...it will be a delight to spend these days with kindred spirits.

Click this link to see all the fun projects/register
http://www.fromourhands.com/copy-of-2016-registration

Looking forward to seeing some of my long time Ohio customers and many others that will be traveling to this renowned event! ~Laurie

Where did January go?


Thanks for your patience...it is still January right???
Part One kits of Shady Spot are going out in the mail this week;)
I'll finish drawing the patterns this afternoon after I get Dad's home from his doctor appointments...then it's just to seal the boxes and print mailing labels!

It's such a great feeling when everything comes together in a rug....
that "ah-ha moment" when I step away from the frame and the rug looks just like it did in my head;)

While going through my sketchbook, thinking about what to offer for this, the 12th edition of my Annual Rug Projects, I came across a folded piece of paper of this photo I found years ago…a wonderful mid-18th century wallet. Two ponies standing beneath fanciful flowers…I love everything about it…and hope you will enjoy my adaptation!

There are a few spots remaining for this the 12th edition of my annual rug projects
...visit the website for more info...http://www.woolyredrug.com/store/WsDefault.asp?One=935

I'll be back soon to share other exciting news for things happening later this Spring...have a great day ~ Laurie

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Days 4 and 5...in my year of stitches...


Good Morning Friends,
It's a wicked -7 degrees outside...but the sun is pouring thru the windows and it's cozy inside.

I didn't get to post yesterday's stitch, it was a full day...some are like that...most are;)

You may have noticed...I seem stuck in a variation of chain stitches...there are many to explore!

Day 4 was Lazy Daisy...and Day 5 adds some sweet Colonial Knots...


You can follow all my stitches on Instagram
I'll still post about them here and on Facebook...but not sure I can keep up daily with all three.

Thanks to everyone who has taken time to comment...nice to know there are so many kindred souls out there ~ Laurie

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Day 3 in 1 Year of Stitches

Day 3...
Chain Stitch
one of my all time favorites...
The next few days will build on the this stitch...at least that is the current plan;)

back in the day, most of my jeans and shirts had bits of embroidery on them!
I doodled on all my school notebooks...and stitched on any piece of cloth that was in reach!

Today is filled with finishing class models, prepping "Shady Spot" ~ the 2017 Annual LJF Rug Project, a doctor appointment and errands for Dad. I hate having to take him out when it is so cold and icy...
but my mantra is "we do what we have to do"
Then it's back to a little stitch and wool therapy
Wishing you all a happy day! ~L
#woolyredug #1yearofstitches #1yearofstitches2017 @bpbstitches