Friday, October 29, 2010

Waiting to board our Airplane bound for Houston!

This is Gretchen, Judy and me, ready to board our airplane bound for International Quilt Market in Houston!!!! Yippee!

The City of Houston!

Here is the view from our room at the Hilton, which attached to the convention center! We are on our way over to the convention now! Tonight is Sample Spree!

Bound for Houston! International Quilt Market!

We are on our way! Judy, Gretchen and I are at the Columbus Ohio airport waiting to board! Yippee! I'll try to post the first picture of Judy and Gretch!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Hand-dyed Wool!

Yesterday I dyed 36 yards of wool at the shop! Today another 24 yards! Wooo hooo! The shelves were not looking so hot, but now they are getting full again! The top picture is of the pre-cut strips that Dad cut today to hang on the rack. They are full fat quarters all pre-cut!  The second picture is a stack of some of the pretty wools, and the third picture is of a pot of pumpkin colored wool stewing! Hot and steamy in the kitchen, but fun!

Monday, October 25, 2010

Our Calendars are at the printer now!!! Yay!

We approved the final layout of the calendars today, and they are being printed as we speak! So if you would like a beautiful new calendar for 2011 order now! We have over 12 pictures of small quilts and hooked rugs inside! Very exciting! They will make great gifts also!!!

Yet another new project! LOL!

Okay, I really think I might have ADD! I had to start another new project! Are the others done that I have posted about? Nope! But I have wanted to do this wall hanging since last year! It was featured in American Patchwork and Quilting magazine, December 09 issue, by Lynda Hall.  Anyway, I decided to do needle turn applique instead of something with fusible web or freezer paper for a change! I love it! I had only tried it once, when Mom showed me how years ago, and thought it would be too time consuming. But now after just about completing the tree last night, I decided that by the time I did all the tracing and fusing, and gluing or whatever, I had most of it sewn! So I think it is my new favorite! Here are a couple of pictures! 

Lots of new wool in the shop now, so today I plan to dye a bunch of colors so the shelves will be full when Gretchen, Judy and I leave for Houston!!!!!   Have a great day!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

October Small Quilts Club

After spending all morning straightening up my sewing room, I worked with some scraps from previous small quilts club projects to decide on our project this month! I have different fabric picked out for the actual quilt, so this is just a sneak peak! Hope I get started on the actual one and have it finished for Friday's class! 

Anyone interested in a give away???? I will wait for comments and see!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Open Craft Night!

We had Open Craft Night tonight, actually it is going on right now! I took some pictures, against their will though! LOL!  The ladies are Carolyn, Linda, Terri, and Janice!  The other pictures are of the projects the gals are all working on, including me! I'm working on the little willow applique! I'm attempting needle turn, haven't tried it for several years, so I'm sure I'll need some practice!

My sisters Judy, Gretchen and I worked on the magazine more today! Coming along nicely! Can't wait!

Bottom three pictures...... two more gals showed up! Linda T and Nan! The pictures after them are Linda's penny rug and Nans quilt!!! Too much fun!!!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Today....the start of Mystery Harvest Shop Hop!

Today was the first day of the Mystery Harvest Shop Hop!  Our hop consists of 16 shops that span WV, OH, and KY! It lasts for 4 long days! LOL! My feet are tired just after one day! Of course we did stay late yesterday sprucing things up and finishing last minute things for our project! So here are some pictures of the shop, the first one being our shop hop project! It is called "Stitches and Patches" and it is a nice fun project! Each shop designed their own project revolving around Jelly Roll strips! Our kit is $24.00 including the pattern!  Enjoy the pictures! I'm putting my feet up now!

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Big News!!

Here it is!!  My sisters Gretchen, Judy and I are launching a new primitive magazine called Primitive Quilts and Projects!  We have 10 top name primitive designers lined up with brand new designs just for the magazine!  It will be available to purchase in shops and bookstores by April 15, 2011! In the meantime the website,,  will be up and on by October 5th! Or you can email the Woolen Willow at or call at 304-375-9665 for subscriptions!  We are also doing a Woolen Willow Calendar, full of our favorite woolen willow designs! That will be available very soon, so keep watching for that on our website!