Thursday, December 29, 2011

Sweet and Simple Block of the Month

This is the new block of the month by Geoff's Moms pattern company called Sweet and Simple! It's 16 months with 2 blocks per month and a little story each block! I'm doing the fun stitching part now! Also, I have a new rughooking block of the month all drawn out and ready to hook! HUMMMMM are we seeing a pattern here? Do you suspect I love starting a new project almost more than finishing them????? I wonder if there is a 12 step program for people like me??? Oh, I think I might not be alone........
   Here are a couple of pictures!
The rughooking block of the month will be a 5 month project, making it simple and not breaking the bank with such a large rug. It is 24" x 36" and I'll post as I hook! We are actually going to have a set day each month for local customers to work on it together this time! Of course you can do it by mail or just pick it up each month when the kits are ready! If you want details, email the shop at, or call at 304-375-9665! Gretchen is hopefully getting some time to work on the newsletter for the shop while at the press check for the magazine in MI. They are on the way home, and I just heard from her. Dad is taking a turn driving and Mom is listening to her books on tape! The press check went well, and I can't wait till they print and send them to us, so we can see them in person! I can't believe this is our forth issue!! Can anyone remember when The Woolen Willow was Did you know we started in 1999 with our website, taking orders from Gretchens house in TX and my house here in WV? We used to talk on the phone 3 or 4 times a day, excited about orders and maybe having a real shop one day together! seems so long ago, and also so many pounds ago! LOL! Hummm, not so funny. I think I'll do something about it this year! Not a New Years resolution, but just need to take care of myself! I'm in good health and wanna keep it that way. Well, except for the Bronchitis that wouldn't go away and left me with Asthma!  And the ribs I sprained at Market pulling a dolly, not to mention pulled muscles! Getting well though, and feeling much better! Did I go on too much? Can you tell I have missed chatting to my friends??? I'll try not to stay away so long! 
   Happy New Year and Happy hooking and stitching!!!
              Love, Jeni

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

How am I suppose to sew or design a new block of the month rug?

This is what my sewing room looks like the day after all Christmas activities are over! Yes, it became the holding room for coats, dog crates, and mail. It is also the laundry room, a safe place for kitties to hide from the puppy(see laundry basket) and oh yes, safe place to hide shoes from puppy (top of pile on sewing table!) I think I will retreat to the dinning room table! There is an idea or two brewing in my head, so I think I'll pour some coffee and get started! I'll clean up the sewing room later! Go ahead and nap kitty!

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Chester is rearranging my fabric today! Aaaagghhh!

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Growing boy!

My puppy Chester, is growing by leaps and bounds! Close to 50 pounds now! We had a fun family Christmas party last night, and he did great with a house full of family and food! What a sweetie! I'm still trying to get healed up and better, I think I'm almost there! Thanks for all the well wishes!

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