Walk On The Wool Side

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

CINDY'S I CAN FLY QUILT


















I love how Cindy created her own version of our I Can Fly Quilt.   She replaced one block with a little singing bird from our Sing A Little Song pattern . . perfect!  You will see more from Cindy at a later date . . I think she stitches in her sleep.   Thank you Cindy for sharing the photos.
Now it's back to preparing for Sewing And Stitchery Expo, Puyallup!

Saturday, February 11, 2017

INSERTING SLIDE CLASP WITH MAGNETIC SNAP VIDEO





For those of you that have purchased our Nifty Little Pouches pattern and the even "niftier" Slide Clasp,  here is a video which very clearly demonstrates inserting the Clasp into a pouch.   Very well done video from Michelle Watson. 





Wednesday, January 25, 2017

OH MY STARS PATTERN

Our "Oh My Stars" pattern is now available on the website.  This is a 12" Stitchery Pillow that was originally found in an out of print book we did quite a few years ago.   We have added little Star Girl to a new Wall Hanging.   Both are included in the new pattern.
Stitch it up!

Thursday, January 5, 2017

ROAD TO CALIFORNIA SHOW

JANUARY 19-22    ONTARIO, CALIFORNIA

We will be in the Ballroom, Booths 1206-1208.
Lots of new textured hand dyed wools.
Hand dyed osnaburgs, velvets, linens and wool flosses.
Fun New Accessories!
See you there.  

Saturday, December 24, 2016

MERRY CHRISTMAS !

(had to share the daughter and sil's video card - costumes compliment of hot glue gun.)
MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Monday, December 19, 2016

JUST THE RIGHT SPARKLE

Things light up with these teeny copper wire led lights.   Like this strand because it is very long, it plugs in, is dimple, and has a remote.  OxyLED Dimmable LED String Lights.
Gotta get some more of these.





LULU MOONWOOD MURAKAMI CLASS

Lulu Moonwood Murakami. of lulumoonart.com held a class in her studio.  I see some Vancouver friends there working away.  Lulu is an incredible mixed media artist and doll instructor in the Portland area.  I love how she added a Mrs. Claus to go with Santa.  Her faces alone justify taking her class.  This is from Little Santa Things pattern.   Love every one of these.  Click on the photo for an enlarged view.  I would love to be in that studio wouldn't you?

Saturday, December 17, 2016

ANTOINETTE'S LITTLE SANTAS

Antoinette never seem to do just one.  Here are three wonderful santas from the Little Santa Things pattern.  And i love the setting too.  Thanks Antoinette for these festive treasures.
Lucky Somebodies!




Wednesday, November 30, 2016

STOCKINGS WERE HUNG

Just look at these. . .  Jean used one of our stocking patterns and created a mantels worth of gorgeous stockings.  I love ALL of the color changes and the pieced multi colored backgrounds. 























More stockings from Antoinette.  I think she has stitched up almost every one of our stocking patterns multiple times.  I love how she put Santa On The Way on two different sized stockings.
Time to stitch!




Monday, November 21, 2016

THANKS - GIVING YOU A FREE PATTERN

Greetings stitching friends . . 
Below is part of an upcoming 2017 pattern which will have additional designs . . but this one is free for you now.  Just a little stitching fun to say thank you for all of your support and inspiration.
Click on the link below the photo to download the pdf pattern for this 4" x 7" Holiday Tag.

Have fun and i hope that you have . . 

t h e e e   m o s t
W o n d e r f u l   T h a n k s g i v i n g

EIRA'S WOOL SAMPLER QUILT

Right now i am working on a new BOM wool quilt.  Here is what Eira Makepeace created using our  Wool Sampler Quilt pattern.
She changed it up a good bit.  Love it don't you?   Thank you Eira.  
Keep those photos coming . . i eventually get around to posting them.  They are greatly appreciated.

Sunday, November 13, 2016

SNOWMAN DANCE BLUE RIBBON



Linda's Snowman Dance won a blue ribbon at the Amador County Fair.
I can see why. 
She made a total of 5 of these and i'm sure each is just as wonderful.

This is from the timeless pattern
The pattern, and a separately sold kit, can be found on our website.

I greatly appreciate all of you that email photos so that i can share them with all of our stitching friends.
Thank you Linda and
Congratulations!!

Keep on stitching everyone.

❤️ Reets




Monday, October 31, 2016

FRANKENSTEIN AND FRANKENSTINA


I hope that you followed the Halloween Blog Hop link i posted on our FB page last week.  You may have found the free "Frankie" pouch pattern posted by Debbie from The Wooden Spool Blog.  One of the granddaughters wanted to do a girl with hair so we added Frankenstina.  The other wanted RED eyes instead of black.  Love that don't you?  This was their first stitching lesson and they were beyond enthusiastic.   With a little help they stitched the eyes on, stitched the hair on and followed the little line across for the mouth.  They were so tickled with these that they jumped out of bed early in the morning and dashed downstairs to retrieve them from their special little hanger.
I think that i had almost more fun than they did.

Thanks Debbie . . for the adorable pattern.

H A P P Y   H A L L O W E E N !!


Saturday, October 29, 2016

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

REBECCA'S SALTBOX ANGEL

Rebecca took my Saltbox Angel Class at Bolt Cloverdale and sent me a photo of her completed project.   I don't know . . look at that angel face . . makes me think that i should just maybe redo my own.   Isn't she perfect?   Wonderful stitching Rebecca and thank you for sharing the photo.  The class was so much fun - hoping to add more classes to my 2017 schedule.
There is another version of Saltbox Angel pattern on our website - with a kit also available.
I have a whole file of photos from many of you . . and from shows and events . .  and will be catching up with the posting now that this years' shows are behind us.

Rebecca's Saltbox Angel

Sunday, October 9, 2016

PACIFIC INTERNATIONAL QUILT FESTIVAL . ON THE ROAD AGAIN.

NEW MUTED SHADES OF OSNABURG!
Back on the road again.  Heading for Santa Clara, CA for the wonderful PIQF show.  
OCTOBER 13-16  THURS., FRI., SAT., SUN.
This is a fabulous festival with incredible quilts and a huge variety of vendors.    If you can make it, please visit us in Booth 305, right inside the front entrance.   Along with the new shades of osnaburg we also have new hand dyed textured wool colors, hand dyed linens and velvets and so many patterns, kits and accessories that you won't know what to choose!
Since I know a lot of you are too many stitching miles away, we will try to share some of the show with you on our FB page.
Go to PIQF website for more information.


Saturday, October 1, 2016

SANTA PILLOW KIT GIVEAWAY ON WOOLIE MAMMOTH


If you do not already follow Anna Bates on FB and on her blog, Woolie Mammoth, you are missing out on a wealth of wonderful stitching information.  In addition to her blog, she also posts on youtube.com with her  Quilt Roadies films and also writes posts for QuiltShow.com
If you go to Woolie Mammoth right now,  sign up to follow her blog, you can comment on the post that shows this "Santa Brings the Tree pillow pattern, and have a chance to WIN the PATTERN AND KIT.
Hurry, winner announced 10.4.16.

On another note . . our two new patterns, Santa Brings The Tree and Saltbox Angel are both now available on Reets website.
It's time to stitch!!

Friday, September 9, 2016

BIG DISCOVERY

I thought that it was a humungous bin of wool in in my stitching room.
Look what i found underneath . . my big beautiful cutting table.   I'm so delighted!
I need to cut something up.

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

NEW SANTA PILLOW PATTERN

Working on a new Santa pillow and a framed wall hanging pattern.  Love stitching up holiday stuff.  Will likely be a class end of October.  
What is on your stitching table?


LOST COAST INTERPRETIVE ASSOCIATION QUILT


Lost Coast Interpretive Association's Quilt - County Fair Winner!

Our local group, Lost Coast Interpretive Association displayed their quilt in the county fair.   A group of artists, not necessarily quilters,  designed and pieced together this incredible quilt.   It was huge and of course this photo does not do it justice.
This group's main focus is on education: "education about the landscape, the geology, the plants and animals, and the cultures of the Lost Coast region."
They travel with their quilts to schools and organizations to teach  about the environment and to light a spark in young inquisitive minds  They do this . . and so much more.   Such an asset to our community.

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

WOOL APPLIQUE CLASS

I had forgotten how much fun teaching wool appliqué is.   Thought you might like to see some photos from our Saturday and Sunday classes at Bolt Fabric and Home in Cloverdale.
You can tell they are fun ladies.
Lindy won Saturday's free Wickedy Jig
Pattern


Sharon stitches away!

Like the red-headed angel

Cathy got right busy




 Bolt Cloverdale not only has lots of fun fabrics but also a great collection of home goods.
Kate was a very welcoming and accommodating host.
Will look forward to returning to this great shop.
Cloverdale has become a wonderful little town too.  Just off 101 north of Santa Rosa.
Be there - you'll love it!

Thursday, August 11, 2016

OFF TO THE WORKSHOPS

Saltbox Angel Class
The van is packed and ready to head to my Woolie Weekend teaching Saltbox Angel at Bolt in Cloverdale.  I'm so looking forward to stitching wool with others again.   Since the class filled up we added a second day.   Which means I get to stay an extra night with my daughter, SIL and granddaughter! 

Perhaps she will teach me to bake.
And then there is the Friday's In Forestville event.  I may need to drop in on my SIL's wine tasting shop!  Have you ever tasted Joseph Jewell Wine? 

Friday Night in Forestville
Missed this event - 1st Annual Wine Makers Dinner
With Joseph Jewell at Starscape Vineyard.

Yep .  missed this one too but i don't think i could have gotten in.

Joseph Jewell wines being served at State Dept. Dinners!
So i guess that i will be happy with just Friday's in Forestville .  and hope that i get to that workshop on Saturday!  Drop by if you are in Cloverdale Saturday or Sunday.