Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Hooking Workshop

Tomorrow night will be our first rug hooking workshop. The first one I am thinking will be kind of experimental to see how everything goes. I am so excited to be getting started with a kind of new venture (new for me, Kris is very good at this sort of thing!!). When ever you can incorporate something you love into your "work", how much better does it get!?? I am going to make the heart and it will look so cool on the knob of my little corner hutch.
The next one will be offered on Tuesday, February 21st and again on Thursday, March 15th.

Anyone have ideas on primitive prairie?? Am looking to do some re-vamping the shop's victorian type area and would appreciate any ideas. 

Today will be busy setting up Easter displays in the shop and making plans for Eveleth's Puck Days - March 16 & 17. Not sure what we are doing yet, something with Bonsai Tea and Cottage Goods, will be fun...

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Last weekend we decided at the last minute to vend the Laskanian "Finnish Sliding Festival". It was in Palo at the Loon Lake Community Center and we had just a great time! Seeing many new faces and many familiar ones we had much visiting to do!

Our new line of regular floss at the shop.
I asked my son to make something
that looks like it fits in and this is
what he came up with!! I am thrilled,
it will hold 80 boxes when all filled.
One of several wall make-do gathers
based on a pattern by Kindred Spirits
So fun to make... I'll have to tell you
about the turkey later...
Kris and I both did a lady liberty rug, seemed like it took
forever to finish!! and they both turned out so different...
Cat based on a pattern by Nettie Lacroix
sitting on a brown wool penny mat