Thursday, March 29, 2012
Here are a couple of pictures my friend, Jackie took of my booth at last weekend's Amoskeag Quilters Guild show in Manchester, NH. I never know exactly how I'll set things up until it all starts to come together. I pack a lot into a small space! Click on the pictures for a closer look if you like.
My next vending engagements are:
Sat., Apr. 14th - Spring Fever Hook-in, Knights of Columbus Hall, Brunswick, ME; sponsored by Hooked Treasures, Brunswick, ME
Sat. & Sun., Apr. 28th & 29th - Camp Wool Hook-in, The Coastal House, Wells, ME; sponsored by Camp Wool, Kennebunk, ME
Maybe I'll see some of you at these upcoming events!
Posted by Simply Wendy at 11:05 AM
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
A few inches of snow this morning, but it's quickly melting. This time of year snow doesn't overstay it's welcome. I'm anxious to do my spring yard clean-up and plant some cold weather things like spinach, lettuce and radishes. Bunny food! Just in time for Easter!
Having a coffee break - enjoy your afternoon,
Posted by Simply Wendy at 11:21 AM
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
We're back to chilly in Maine! The wind has been howling for two days and the fleece tops are back in use! There's even snow in the forecast over the next day or two. Happily though, at this time of year any snow won't hang around long. There are green things sprouting up all over the place, and I've seen forsythias in bloom in the neighborhood. There's no turning back now - c'mon spring!
Posted by Simply Wendy at 4:48 PM
Monday, March 26, 2012
New magazine issues just begging to be shared with a hot cup of coffee or tea in a snuggly chair: FOLK's March/April issue and the new April Wool Street Journal. There are still plenty of the FOLK January/February issue as well, and Primitive Quilts and Projects will have a new issue coming out towards the end of April. Enough inspiration for everyone!
Posted by Simply Wendy at 6:31 PM
Thursday, March 22, 2012
I'll be on the road vending at the Amoskeag Quilters Guild's biennial quilt show this weekend, March 23 & 24, 10am-4pm at the Memorial High School Gymnasium, 1 Crusader Way, Manchester, NH. Lots of wool, books and patterns for quilts, wool applique, needlepunch and cross-stitch. The lovely quilt shown is being raffled with proceeds to benefit Emily's Place, a shelter for victims of domestic violence in central NH.
Posted by Simply Wendy at 12:44 PM
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
It's been nothing short of glorious here in Maine! Bright blue skies, warm and wonderful. My snowdrops are poking up out of the ground and I see new growth on the sedums. I'll start doing my daily "plant checks" to watch everything's progress. The lawn is like a big sponge, can't really walk on it without "gooshing" in mud - "mud season" they call it up here. I need to think about some cold weather crops and decide on what I can get in the ground early. Can't wait to play in the garden!
Welcome, Spring! How we love this time of year!
Posted by Simply Wendy at 4:47 PM
Friday, March 16, 2012
Back to the chair pad - this was sort of a "rehab" project in late summer. While recovering from knee surgery in August I would take my hooking out on the back deck with a tall iced coffee. While propping my bad leg on another chair and an ice pack on the knee I'd sit and listen to the birds in the woods while hooking part of the afternoon away. It's funny that I had all these bright colors in my worm basket, as I'm really not a bright color kind of gal! I think I'd cut them while making my very first hooked project, a hit-and-miss geometric mat. That's probably my favorite style, hit-and-miss, I mean. I love scrap quilts too - nothing too planned out - that's me!
Is there corned beef and green beer in your future? We're all Irish tomorrow - a Happy St. Patrick's Day to ye all!
Posted by Simply Wendy at 7:52 AM
Sunday, March 4, 2012
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Thursday, March 1, 2012
It's so nice to work with wool when the weather is cold and snowy, like it was today. We've picked up close to 10" of the white stuff, more than has fallen since October. Winter has finally arrived, in the month when we're usually snow-weary and looking forward to getting those seed catalogs in the mail and planning our spring gardens. The great thing about March is, no matter how much snow we get, it won't hang around very long. We may be back in the mid 40s in a few days. I'll say that I'll take a big dumping of snow over the terrible tornadoes they've been having in the midwest. If that's where you live, please be safe!
Posted by Simply Wendy at 4:37 PM