Sunday, March 30, 2008

Home from the Show . . .

Barb and I are home from the Fairfield-Grace Rug Show. That's our booth pictured above. We were pleased with the way it looked. Barb debuted some new spring colors which are just delicious. We are thinking up some new and interesting ways to use them and offer them to our customers.

Our booth was right next to Woolen Whimsies, the lovely Linda Repasky's business. I discovered she is not only the Queen of Needle Punch, but she is also the Queen of Canvas Tote Bags! She carries her inventory in tote bags because they are easy to carry and easy to fit in her car, but, man, she has a lot of them! She also has some of the loveliest wool thread and finished needle punch products I've ever seen. Barb and I enjoyed spending time with her, as always. You can visit Linda here.

Here's a few more photos of our booth.

Have a great week.


Friday, March 21, 2008

48th Fairfield-Grace Rug Show

It's that time of year again! The Fairfield-Grace Rug Show is one of our favorites and we are pleased to be vendors there again this year. If you're in the area, please come and say hello.

Here's the information you need:

Saturday March 29th 2008

48th Annual Fairfield-Grace United Methodist Church Rug Show
Fairfield Grace United Methodist Church
1089 Fairfield Woods Road
Fairfield, CT 06825
(203) 374-6528

Here's a new pattern that I'm trying to get hooked in time for the show.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Prices are going up . . . .

Barb and I took a trip to the Dorr Mill Store a few weeks ago to replenish our supplies before our new season of shows start. It is always a treat to touch and feel all that wool and to talk to Terry Dorr about business. We bought lots of stuff, but we should have bought more! Barb received a letter from Terry yesterday announcing an increase in their prices. Primitive linen is going up the most, if I remember correctly, not only because of the exchange rate, but because last year's linen crop was bad. So be prepared, all you rug hookers -- prices are going up and there's not much we can do about it.

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

The Eclectic Artisans Webshow

We are proud members of a small but select group of artists called The Eclectic Artisans. Under the direction of Wendy Meagher of Whendi's Bears, we will be participating in a grand webshow beginning on April 1, 2008.

Our members' talents span many categories: hooked rugs, penny rugs, beeswax ornaments & candles, painting, paper creations, teddy bears, dolls of every kind, and much more. Here are the participating artists:

* Blue Jean Primitives
* Cabin Creek Farm
* Chickadee Primitives
* Country Rustic Primitives
* Daughternature Folk Art
* Diamond K Folk Art
* FootHill Primitives
* Hallowed Hill Primitives
* Honeysuckle Lane
* Make Me A Memory
* Pear Tree Primitives
* PieCake Primitives
* Primitive Bettys
* TFC Folk Art
* Whendi's Bears
* Wings & Paws Primitives

So mark your calenders! The Eclectic Artisans Webshow is less than a month away!