Thursday, January 27, 2011

Janet Wins !!

Janet from New Jersey is the winner in our very first pattern give-away. 
I hope that you enjoy stitching up every one of these patterns.

And unfortunately I must add...MY APOLOGIES...
to so many of you that contacted me, and those who did not,  to say that you were unable to post a comment.   Being way too new at all of this, I could not figure out the problem.  Until just now.
Long story short...I have changed some settings so it should not be a problem in the future.
I will leave settings as such unless it creates some unforeseen problem.
SO very sorry!
I will make it up to you by having another drawing soon.
Woolbert was very upset with me but that little warm and wooly heart has already forgiven.
Hope you will too.
Thanks to all!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011


Hi it's me again...Woolbert.  I told you I would be back.  It's about time we started some give-aways.  See the three patterns below?  You can win them just by leaving a comment to this post...has to be this post. We will put all of the names of those that comment into my little wool gathering bag, and draw a name to determine the winner of the three patterns.  You have until 
11:59 p.m Wednesday night, January 26
to comment.  Please be sure to leave an email address so that Reets can contact you.  I make her do all of the work.  She will need to get your mailing address to send your patterns.
Good Luck To All...your true friend, Woolbert

Bunny Hop  ~  Little Pockets  ~  On The Road Again Part 2

Sunday, January 23, 2011


Seriously??...she made 14 aprons??!!!  And they were each and every one reversible??  She told me this at a show where she had previously purchased our No-Hem Reversible Apron pattern.  And then...she sent me the pictures.  Made them all for her friends and here are some of them at her Pie Social.   I didn't dare to ask how many PIES she baked.  Accomplishments like this leave me standing in awe...and dashing for my sewing machine.  Love these pictures.  Remember now, the aprons are ALL reversible.
Here friend Barbara H. sports her
apple apron.  Snazzy!

Ok have you looked at the aprons yet or are you still googling at those luscious pies??!!!
Our prolific SEWer gal Barbara Clark is in the back, wearing the pies apron.   Pure delight in each and every face.  Who wouldn't be delighted with friends like that.   And ohhh... those PIES!
All of them familiar faces to me as I'm sure they have popped into our booth more than once.
See you next year Ladies....wear your aprons!
After this she hosted a spaghetti dinner and made everyone half aprons.
And, there's more..With our On The Road Again pattern, which makes a very large bag, she went overboard with creativity.   She made six different bags.  On three of them she personalized each one to match the recipient.  (She wore me out telling me all of this.)  Look at these bags.

Can't go wrong with ME images.
Beautifully done...and so cheerful.
Don't you just want one?!!

Here is her friend Donna's daughter.  She appliqued her
likeness onto this bag.   This one is particularly amazing isn't it?

Barbara thank you so much for taking the time to take and send these pictures.  You have a lot of very lucky friends.
Ok...I have to go sew something now.  bye bye.     Oh.  One more thing. Within the next few days Woolbert will be popping in to begin our first pattern give away.   Stay tuned.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Little Woolbert Gives A Peek

Have you met Woolbert?
Choice is not a factor.  He insisted on being introduced.
He's one of our little hang-arounds...frequently sauntering into the stitching room and snooping to see what's new...made from his coat.  Considers himself to be a pivotal figure about the place.  Approving new hand dyed colors...seeing that they are mixed congenially
...things like that.
All of the little squares are finished now (oh...and approved).  They must be joined together and the pattern written and our little wool sampler quilt will be ready to share.
When I get the pattern give-aways going, this pattern will likely be one of them!
Woolbert was quite anxious and insistent that he give you a sneak peek. 
Though a meddler..he really is a very sharing and caring little fellow.  And he simply loves you to come walk on the wool side here with us.
For now though, we bid you adieu, with two of Woolbert's favorite blocks.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

New Year New Light...and a poem

Even after all this time
the sun never the earth
you owe me.
what happens
with a love like that.
It lights the whole sky.

This was sent to us by a dear friend with wishes that we may have a love filled new year.  And so I pass this same wish on to all of you.    Yes...
Have A Very Joyful and Happy New Year!