Well you will get them today – this will be my last post until we return from our vacation with our two teenage grandchildren.
We are so excited to do this. Last night we picked them up and went shopping for ‘car treats’ and ‘soda’ – well…$60.00 later we came out of the store…LOL This is for 2 kids, but they are 13 and 15 after all.
We took the goodies back to their house and then the 4 of us headed for Thurs. night church service being we’ll miss the next 2 Sundays.
So anyway on with the show right…if you get tired of pictures I won’t blame you but I had so many.
Now the pictures will be small here so CLICK ON THEM TO ENLARGE – I didn’t want the pages to run and run and run.
RED HOUSE WOOL STUDIO and NORTH WOODS WOOL
1505 Fencl Ave.
Rice Lake, Wisconsin
Also home to Cathy’s ‘Orange Sink’ blog: http://orangesink.blogspot.com/
Upon arriving there’s always the meet and greet picture!
Her studio is a work of art just in the displays she has, let alone all the yummy wool – she knows just how to show off the wool.
Now don’t forget to click pictures. There may be a repeat but Doug was snapping not me.
This is the wonderful gift Cathy presented me with – love it!!!
And my wool purchase – oh yes, could have bought more but I also bought patterns!
I wanted this pattern but she didn’t have any made up but I bought it and she made it and I received it on Wednesday…it’s huge!
I only hope I can capture the colors she used – GORGEOUS!!!
And onward and upward on the highway to Vicki’s place SIMPLY
Now you would not know you are going into a Primitive shop let me tell you – we were completely blown away.
Some of you may know where her shop is but it is a bit hard to find if you don’t know it’s therre.
It’s about 30 miles north of Rice Lake right on Hwy. 53, about 3 miles north of Trego on the east side of the highway (top of the big hill).
There is a junk yard on the left. There is a sign close to the first driveway to her house (but don't turn there) and it is the driveway just north of there – now when you drive in veer to the right and follow the lane back to the shop.
When we drove up we were in awe at all the garden goodies
I have another old antique pastry cutter but this one is nice and sharp and solid
And a jar of home-grown Maple Syrup straight from a friends woods.
And my big purchase (it actually cost more than I had planned but we both loved it so much)
It is printed on old nubby muslin and then they hand painted it – it really is an old piece so the price matched….and you can never have too many Abe’s in the house!
He always leaves a bare spot on the bottom so you can see the wonderful wood and also the layers of paint he put on and his logo is burned in along with a parchment logo.
Love the scroll work – the detail that you can’t see in the pictures is so great – too hard to describe or take pictures of.
You can actually see some of the soft chisel marks in places but I like that as it makes them so unique and hand made.
Now lastly I want to send out a huge thank you to 2 sweet blogger friends from across the seas who out of the goodness of their hearts sent me some wonderful treasures…just because gifts are so fun and so thoughtful.
First came this sweet little package all the way from SOUTH AFRICA.
You know CUCKI don’t ya! Cucki’s Stitching Cove: http://cuckistitchingcove.blogspot.com/
A hand crocheted doily, African beaded book mark and a darling silver charm of a mama Giraffe and baby.
They are posing with the behinds – aren’t they adorable????
And last…from Karen way down under in Australia
Her blog is: http://oldetimegal.blogspot.com/
I received some mementos from her wonderful Australia
She even included some furry Koala Bears that pinch onto something and some pencils for our grands!
Lovely kitchen towel, Potholder and oven mit along with some adorable cup cake baking cups.
THANK YOU KAREN…the gifts will be used and think of you every time.
Okay…did I give you what I promised?
I will have my iPad and my laptop with me so I can keep up with all of you at night when we get back from our daily outings.
And I’m sure many many pictures will be taken during the week so there will most likely be a big picture post sometime in the next 2 weeks AGAIN! lol
Oh I don’t think I told you that we had a suite reserved for this week but Doug’s cousin who lives out there in Lancaster is going away that week as well so they offered their home to us – DELIGHTFUL! Their home is a home away from home for us anyways so this is just perfect…now the kids get their own bedrooms which is a good thing for a 13 boy and 15 girl. Plus an extra bathroom. Pretty great deal don’t ya think?
Blessings to you all