Saturday, July 30, 2011

Instant Inspiration

Just arrived - the fall issue of Primitive Quilts and Projects. Every now and then I need an inspiration infusion, especially during this hot, lazy summer. This issue has it! Fifteen new projects to rejuvenate and remind you why you're a primitive fiber artist. Your free shipping pre-orders have almost all been posted, the remainder going out Monday morning. Thank you for pre-ordering!

Stay cool and inspired!

Monday, July 25, 2011

Boo-Boo Knee

This isn't the knee brace I use, but the picture tells the tale. I've had a bad knee since I was in my mid-thirties, but almost two weeks ago I think I really tore something badly. Have been pretty much laid up and barely able to walk! MRI tomorrow to see what's going on in there. I can't imagine not needing arthroscopic surgery, but am hoping that's not the case. Unfortunately, the small amount of orders I have in-house have been held up, and I apologize! I may be able to get caught up this week as the knee has gotten a little better with lots of bed rest, icing and pain meds.

Hoping to see the new Primitive Quilts and Projects magazine this week. Thanks for your pre-orders. I'll be refunding the PayPal customers for shipping charges when the orders get processed.

Thankfully the heat and humidity has subsided! That has also kept me from this computer, as the upstairs was like an oven and I just couldn't work in here. Hope it's cooler where you are, but unfortunately if you're not in the Northeast it looks like the heat wave continues in most of the country. Wishing you A/C and ice cream!

Keep cool!

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Primitive Quilts and Projects

The Fall issue of the new quarterly publication, Primitive Quilts and Projects will be arriving soon. A new crop of 15 projects by your favorite designers to satisfy your primitive and folk art cravings! The premier issue is still available as well. Pre-order the new Fall issue and your shipping will be free! Orders pre-paid via PayPal will have shipping charges refunded to your PayPal account.

The July issue of The Wool Street Journal is here with only five copies available - first come, first served!

Hope you're enjoying your summer. Lots of people out in the garden (including me) and at the beach (me too, a little). Weather has been grand in Maine lately, hope you're having a lovely summer where you live.


Monday, July 4, 2011

Happy 4th of July!

Saving the best for last! These two patriotic rugs are Polly Minick designs. Check out Polly and her sister, Laurie Simpson's blog under More Fun Reads.

A friend's daughter posted on Facebook this morning, "Land of the free because of the brave!" Amen to that! Have a safe and happy 4th of July, everyone!

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Happy Birthday, America - Part II

Once I started looking at patriotic hooked rugs I couldn't stop - here are a couple of other neat rugs to inspire:

This rug is called 4th of July House and is a Lucille Festa/American Country Rugs design. Lucille has loads of Americana rugs on her web site.
Ulysses is an old favorite of mine, a Lori Brechlin/Notforgotten Farm design. This model was hooked by Lori using the Oxford Punch with #8 cut wool strips. I love the subtle stars worked into the background. Check out Lori's blog under my More Fun Reads section. The Ulysses pattern can be purchased through Spruce Ridge Studios - Kris Miller's blog is also listed under More Fun Reads.

I'll have a few more patriotic rugs tomorrow!