Sunday, August 14, 2011

Fun at the Woolen Willow!

Hello!  Just wanted to share what has been going on the past few days at The Woolen Willow!  We have been very busy moving things around, hanging quilts and getting the new room ready for lots of stitching things!  We have a lot of new threads coming in, as well as patterns and kits!  We plan for mostly fun, quick, make and take type things!  There is more wool and fabric coming in also!  Speaking of wool........ we had some fun ladies from out of town in the shop yesterday. Some of them had been in the shop before, and they like to go through our wool scrap bin, where you fill a bag for a steal of a deal!  Usually they are on the floor with it spilled out way up front in the small wool room. Well, it is really cramped and usually warm up there when the sun is coming in the big windows in the afternoon, so I offered to carry it back to the cooler part of the shop and spill it out on the carpet for them to sit! They were really happy about that idea, but I felt like there just weren't enough "Good" scraps in the bin!  While they were having fun going through it, I went into the room where we keep stuff set aside for kit making and found some great wool scraps for them in bigger pieces! I threw them into the middle of the ladies sitting on the floor and they CHEERED and had so much fun!  Still feeling that there wasn't enough for them all to find what they would want, I cut  up some fat quarters of wool and threw them into the middle! More cheering of course! It was a lot of fun!  So here are pictures of the ladies and the quilts all over the shop in their new spots!  More to come, because we are going to paint all the walls in the shop and my husband is re-making the fabric cabinets!  Yay to Glen!
This area above, will be our class room area!
These above are the projects in Fall issue of magazine!
That's me, cutting wool in the wool room! LOL!
More Fall issue projects! (above)
     Hope you are all having a nice weekend! 

8 comments:

  1. What a great day those ladies must have had. Wish I could have been in there enjoying going through the wool scraps with them!

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  2. Love seeing everything in the store, it looks wonderful with all the quilts.

    Debbie

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  3. The photographs are wonderful of the shop and all the quilts. So nice to see. My magazine arrived and it has great projects. Hope to get to make some soon. Love the little quilt with the crow.

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  4. Thanks for posting comments, Sue, Debbie and Dorothy! I'm glad you like the pictures of the shop! It was fun putting all the quilts up, they had been in the shipping containter and just came back a few days ago from our trip to Long Beach! The shop looked empty! I always view that as a good time to change it all around since the walls are bare anyway! Keep watching because as the cabinets get they're make over, we'll take them down again and paint the walls! LOL! Up, Down, Up, Down! Do you think I'll get skinny?
    Jeni

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  5. Dorothy, I'm so glad you like the little quilt with the crow! Jeni

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  6. Jeni, love the pictures of your wonderful shop, would love to be on the floor with those ladies going thru you wool.
    Nancy in MT

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  7. I'd LOVE to visit the shop - so much inspiration to be found there - even from just looking at the photos you shared!

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  8. Thanks Nancy and Gayle! I would love for you both to be able to visit sometime! I'll be posting more pictures soon, with the changes we have been making to our cabinets! When Dad built them, we didn't get them painted, so that is what we are doing right now each evening! I can't wait to see myself!
    Jeni

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