Monday, April 30, 2012
I'm just back from a wonderful weekend of rug hooking inspiration - this was the annual Camp Wool April hook-in, held at The Coastal House in Wells, Maine. The rug exhibits on both days were extraordinary, with one stunning rug that kept taking everyone's breath away - check it out:
There was a featured exhibit this year displaying the delightful rugs of Tom McNerney from Newburyport, MA. Tom is known for his wide-cut primitives, mostly his own designs, displaying his love of animals and nature. Below is a picture of Tom as he worked on another rug. He was on-hand for much of the weekend, demonstrating how he works with his extra-wide cuts and had fun talking to groups of hook-in participants about his rugs and the stories behind them. Tom is fun to listen and talk to, and is always eager to share his tips and techniques.
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Tuesday, April 24, 2012
The rain has stopped and I can almost hear the grass growing! I bet things will really POP in the next few days. Have a good one!
Posted by Simply Wendy at 8:34 AM
Monday, April 16, 2012
Designers make their livings from their intellectual property and ideas, and they sell them to support themselves and their families. When others think it's OK to share patterns, going so far as to upload them to a web site to be downloaded by hundreds or thousands of others, free of charge, it really is like stealing from that designer!
If you are aware of activities like this going on, please share your findings! Together we can get these sites shut down and maybe get some people prosecuted. Make no mistake - copyright laws in this country are strong, they're real, and the penalties can include possible jail time! So, think twice before you make a copy of a pattern to share with a friend or group of friends. Let a designer know when you find their patterns being distributed in ways you know they don't offer them - most designers don't offer e-patterns, but that said, I know a few who do. If you make items to sell, be sure to give the designer credit for the original design. If you have any questions at all about a designer's terms in regard to their patterns, email, call, get the information before you get into trouble!
This has been a public service announcement from Simple Folk. ;-) Seriously though, drop a dime on these people who make it even harder for designers to make a living. Support the folks who create such wonderful things for all of us to enjoy!
Posted by Simply Wendy at 4:35 PM
Thursday, April 12, 2012
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Sunday, April 8, 2012
A vintage Easter postcard and my wish for a happy and relaxed Easter Sunday. No ham for us today, husband's not a big ham fan, so it looks like a nice roasted chicken with perhaps some roasted asparagus and red potatoes. I'll make us an Orange Yogurt Cake for dessert - it's an Ina Garten (Barefoot Contessa) recipe and sometimes I make it an orange cake instead of lemon. Both are TDF (To Die For) yummy!
Enjoy your day!
Posted by Simply Wendy at 8:00 AM