Thursday and Friday we were at my brother and sister in-laws up north for a little R & R, but it seems when we go there it really isn’t resting at all because we seem to be in the car more than not going from place to place…not much different than where we live…have to drive far to get to anything worthwhile.
My goal was to go to COUNTRY FRECKLES ( http://countryfreckles.blogspot.com/ ) in Wisconsin Rapids…Joni has the most wonderful shop. She has so many beautiful things ( not junky things ).
I always seem to walk out of there with a bag of ‘something’.
This time it was Wool ( but then again, when isn’t it Wool when I go there! ).
Oh and she had the rug hooking gals in too – one of the reasons I went there on a Thursday so I could get a few pointers on some of the problem areas when I do my hooking. The girls there were so nice and some even knew me from my blog and I have to apologize for not remembering their names…something I’m terrible at.
I did get a chance to snap a couple pictures of the hookers!
Joni is having a Coffee shop added to her shop – and she’s hoping also to have treats available as well. The opening should be in a week or two.
So please go and visit her shop, roam the huge store and then go back and enjoy her offerings in the Coffee Shop – it’s fantastic and you will see many, many wonderful treasures you will just have to come home with!
The gals were all wondering when I was going to be bringing in some of my products but I just haven’t had a chance and they also mentioned something like a Penny Rug workshop so I told them to go on my site and find a special design they like and we will have a workshop at Joni’s sometime in the winter - or sooner if I can manage it. Sounds like lots of fun.
If I do decide to do this I will post the date and the cost on my blog and anyone who wants to join in can do so.
I finished up a special order for one of my wonderful faithful customers and got them shipped last week. She has an Americana theme in her house and she asked for these items.
A long oversized runner
And a scalloped edge runner
And a little tree skirt
Okay…it’s a done deal…I put the door box back on and changed out the White Poppies with some little Yellow flowers. Still not good but it is what it is.
And I put the floppy wreath on the family room window. No more changes!
(A note: I had this on my blog awhile back but took it off almost immediately because I had soooo much going on – and saved it for a future post – but some of you may have seen it already. )
A few weeks ago we went to St. Charles, IL to a Primitive Folk Art show. We found some beautiful dining room chairs, although we didn’t come home with them. They need to be made.
When we were there for the Fall show this gentleman was there and we were going to order the chairs then but didn’t – well he was there again this time so we got to talking to him and ordered 2. Not sure when they will be ready – he said approx. 4 months.
The Windsor chairs and accessories are built using the skills developed by the 18th century craftsmen, constructed by hand with tools long ago forgotten.
We have been looking for Comb Back Windsor’s for ages. The finish will be Red undercoat with Black on top – it’s very subtle – barely know there’s Red underneath….and the seats, wow…they are scooped to fit you perfectly.
Don’t have any ‘real’ pictures of it. We will put them at each end of the table.
Oh my…I did mention something about Spring didn’t I????
Well remember the empty nest from my last post? I thought mama Robin had abandoned it but on Monday she came back and laid 4 beautiful eggs.
But it puts us in a huge bind because it’s right at the back entrance and when we even come onto the porch she leaves.
We need to power wash the porch – stain…go in and out of the screen room. I guess we may have to change the door we use.
Wish the mama good luck!
That’s it for this week…thanks to all my wonderful friends who visit regularly, and to those who like to read but not comment…All are welcome!
Blessings to all