Monday, October 24, 2011
More cool sewing needfuls are on the Sundries page under the Et Cetera category. Hope you'll check them out!
Posted by Simply Wendy at 4:54 PM
Thursday, October 20, 2011
We'll try this again! Maine's Ultimate Yard Sale was rescheduled from last weekend and will be held this Saturday, Oct. 22nd from 9am-2pm at the Cumberland Fairgrounds in Cumberland, Maine. I'll be set up with two tables loaded with super bargains on fiber art patterns, books, supplies and other primitive goodes. The producers of this event expect upwards of 5,000 people to attend. Over 100 sellers will be set up and there will also be Maine craftspeople and food vendors. Sounds like it should be a fun day. If you're in the area, I hope to see you there!
Posted by Simply Wendy at 4:44 PM
The rain and clouds should be leaving later today, thank goodness! My mood is definitely affected by gloomy days and I hope to feel better as the hours tick by! Have yourself a sunny day,
Posted by Simply Wendy at 6:05 AM
Monday, October 17, 2011
I grew up with three brothers and we all loved dinosaurs, monsters and sci-fi. Two of my brothers went on to become horror and sci-fi authors - Jeffrey Thomas, author of the critically acclaimed Punktown, and Scott Thomas, author of Midnight in New England and the recent Quill and Candle. You can find their works on Amazon and in bookstores.
Enjoy your pre-Hallowe'en fun!
Posted by Simply Wendy at 12:45 PM
Thursday, October 13, 2011
The classic Lake View Primitives Wool Bed Rug is an absolutely gorgeous heirloom-quality project. The complete set of 21 patterns - 20 quilt blocks and finishing instructions - is available at a savings of 20%, from $168.00 to $135.00. This will certainly keep the winter chills away while you stitch!
Rain, rain, go away. I get so unmotivated on rainy days! I'm one of those SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder) people who really need nice, sunny days. We've had lots of them lately, so I knew there had to be rain eventually. I'll get through it. It's almost the weekend, after all!
Posted by Simply Wendy at 5:03 PM
I just got word that Maine's Ultimate Yard Sale, originally scheduled to be this Saturday, the 15th, has been rescheduled to NEXT Saturday, the 22nd, due to rain and wind predicted. Same time, 9am-2pm at the Cumberland Fairgrounds, Cumberland, Maine. At least that gives me more time to gather more good stuff to sell. Hope to see you there!
Posted by Simply Wendy at 7:08 AM
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Posted by Simply Wendy at 3:11 PM
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
My friend Diane went searching through her studio for some supplies she's going to give me. In her search she came across some rug hooking patterns that she'd forgotten she had. Tonight, in a similar situation, I've been rooting through boxes and came across some inventory that I'd misplaced. (Sometimes inventory doesn't make it back to the right storage location after I vend at a show. Yep - not the most organized gal, and I freely admit it!) Pictured is one of the patterns I found in a group of Carriage House Samplings cross-stitch charts, Fall's Gifts. There are several others on the Carriage House Samplings Cross-Stitch Pattern page on my web site. Quantities listed are all I have and these won't be re-ordered.
I found some other things too, and will continue updating my web site, so stay tuned.
Posted by Simply Wendy at 6:29 PM
Monday, October 10, 2011
Pre-orders for this book will be shipped on Tuesday, as today is a postal holiday to celebrate Columbus Day.
Wishing a Happy Thanksgiving to my Canadian friends!
Have a nice holiday,
Posted by Simply Wendy at 6:02 AM
Friday, October 7, 2011
Just to let you know, we need to go out of town on Saturday, and with Monday being the Columbus Day holiday, order shipping will resume on Tuesday.
Enjoy your long holiday weekend!
Posted by Simply Wendy at 4:27 PM
Uh oh, poor mailman... This is what he'll look like after I drop off all the packages I just finished sealing up. Two dozen heavy Priority Mail packages are in the back of my Jeep, ready to pop the eyes out of my local postmistress! It'll take three trips to get them inside! WHEW! These mostly include the eagerly awaited 'Tis the Season book, the first big group of pre-orders. I'm still waiting for a couple more boxes of books for the second wave. So, watch your mailboxes in two or three days for your pre-ordered books, and THANKS again for all your pre-orders!
Posted by Simply Wendy at 6:44 AM
Thursday, October 6, 2011
I'll be setting up tables next Saturday, Oct. 15th for Maine's Ultimate Yard Sale, from 9am-2pm at the Cumberland Fairgrounds in Cumberland, Maine. I'll have great deals for fiber artists of all types, patterns, supplies, books and sundry items. If you're local, do come out and shop! This is an event that used to be held at a place in Gray, Maine called Stonehedge on Rt. 202 but it became too big for that venue. Now a local radio station has become the event's sponsor and it's been held twice a year at a much bigger location in order to accommodate all the visitors and folks who want to sell their stuff. Rain date will be the following Saturday the 22nd.
Hope to see you there!
Posted by Simply Wendy at 5:56 AM
Wednesday, October 5, 2011
I had the same reaction over the weekend after I stumbled upon the blog for a brand new publication called FOLK - a magazine filled with all things primitive and folk art.
Posted by Simply Wendy at 10:54 AM
Tuesday, October 4, 2011
V for Victory! The UPS guy just left me two heavy boxes filled with my shipment of Victory Girls and more Buttonwood Farm books! Of course I had to cut open one of the boxes and rabidly flip through the pages of Victory Girls for my first quick look - oh yeah, it's a GREAT book! Will have to spend more time absorbing every page tomorrow morning with my first cup of coffee.
Now I know what I'll be doing for the rest of the night! Pre-orders for Victory Girls will be shipped starting tomorrow morning in the order in which the orders were placed. Backorders of Buttonwood Farm will also be heading out the door tomorrow.
Thank you again for pre-ordering! Back to work I go...
Posted by Simply Wendy at 4:15 PM
Monday, October 3, 2011
Just added - new and returning favorite wool applique/penny rug designs from Buttermilk Basin, one of my long-time favorite designers. Shown is October's pattern for the new series of Penny Mats Thru the Year. All are 8-1/2" round and would look great on your table or grouped hanging on a wall.
Returning are a few of Buttermilk Basin's classic penny rug designs - shown is Crow in the Pumpkins, one of my favorites. Love the white pumpkins. Three of the Trio of Star patterns have returned as well: Sheep, Saltbox and Fall. See all of the returning classics on Buttermilk Basin's Wool Applique page.
More new things arriving soon - stay tuned!
Posted by Simply Wendy at 1:19 PM