Thursday, December 9, 2010

Debbie's Rug is done!

Debbie finished her rug and we love it.  Our frame man is making a frame and Debbie is hoping to enter it in the 2011 Missouri State Fair.This could be why she couldn't get it finished.  It is hard to hook with Milly on you frame.

Max is ready for Christmas in his HO HO HO sweater!
Sharyn and her hooking nest.
                                                                     Madelines cardinal.
Sample rug for shop.

The "Flock" Meeting

The first Tuesday of each month the Flock meets and plans for the month.
Let me tell you a little about the Flock.  They are a group that I should call  angels instead of the Flock because that's what they seem to me.
They come in (bring refreshements) and gather around a table and begin to set schedules, projects etc. for the coming month. 
They have almost completed cutting the quilt kits for the BOM 2011.
They have made the gifts to be given away at the Christmas Party.
They decorate, clean, cut wool, wash wool, price items, greet customers and the list goes on and on.
We are totally blessed. God is good all the time!
Oh and did I forget they all volunteer their time and talents.  See what I mean.....I am blessed!

LICA December Meeting

Monday December 6th was the Christmas dinner at Saltbox Primitive Woolens
for Ozzie's Land Improvement Contractors Association.
We had dinner and the Beyer family blessed us with some christmas carols.

President Elwin Yoder conducting the meeting.  We were also blessed to have my good friends Debbie and Sharyn to serve us.
Thank you my friends

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Day One at Ruth Lodge

We are so blessed to have Marie Schmitt from Wisconsin.  She has been hooking for  over 50 years and taught  hooking and advanced tailoring at 6 colleges.  She recycles nearly all of her wool and does some awesome swatch dying. So we have been doing lots of dying and learning how to shade. Hope you enjoy some of the pictures.
Marie Schmitt our new friend and teacher.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Did you see this scary person on Halloween?

This really scared me............

Baa Baa Booneville

Saturday was such a beautiful day.  Linda, Bev, Karen and I went to Booneville and did some rug hooking along with some shopping.  Such a neat little town with some cool shops.  We went to a shop called Never The Same.  I forgot her name but the owner is so talented she takes things most of us would call junk and makes awesome furniture, shelves and etc.

The Booneville girls hosted a great day.  Lots of food, friends and of course some beautiful rugs.  Hats off to a job well done!

Here are a few pictures of the day.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Judy Cripps Workshop

Do you know what a beauty line is?  If you are putting a two color border on your rug, do you know which goes to the outside - the lighter or darker color?

Well, if you were one of the twelve gals at Saltbox Primitive Woolens last Saturday (October 23) you would know the answers.  We were fortunate to have Judy Cripps from Rustic Rugs in Topeka, Kansas conducting a "Borders" Workshop.  Each participant was able to choose one of two rugs Judy designed just for this workshop.  Here are the samples of the two rugs.  The first one is Patty's Saltbox the second one is Debbie's House of Doom.

Judy Cripps has been rug hooking since 1985 when she and her friend, Lynda, started taking classes in fine hooking from Margaret Masters.   Judy brought some of her rugs to show the different kinds of borders and gave tips on each of them.  Each person received individual help from Judy in designing their border.  Judy shared all kinds of tips for rug hooking with the group.  It was a fun day, enjoyed by all.  Here is Judy at the workshop.

These are pictures of some of Judy's rugs she brought to the workshop.  Take notice of the different borders on the rugs.

I will post more pictures of Judy's rugs and the workshop participants later.

One another, different note - Warsaw Girls Softball played Palmyra for 1st place last weekend in the State Playoffs.  After a weather delay on Saturday, the game resumed in the fourth inning on Monday.  Warsaw won, 4-0.  Our niece, Mackensie Wallace, who is a sophomore, was on the winning team and hit an out-of-the-park home run in the championship game.  This is Makensie with the 1st place trophy.

Congratulations Mackensie and all the Lady Wildcats!  We are proud of you! 

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Open Hooking Friday

As with most Fridays, last Friday was a fun day at the shop.  We have open hooking on Fridays and gals just come and go during the day as their schedules permit.  Ann again provided a wonderful lunch with two kinds of enchiladas; Creamy Chicken Enchiladas and Enchilada Casserole.  Once again we are so thankful for her cooking skills and her willingness to share it with us.  Speaking of Ann - she is now the proud owner of a new project bag - thanks to Deanna.  Here is a picture of her with her new bag and the old one.  She had a name tag on the old one (trash bag) to make sure she wouldn't get it mixed up with anyone else's project bag.
This is Deanna working on the project bag. 

 Here are some pictures of the gals and the projects they were working on Friday.

This is a rug Linda is working on.  She is using all of her wool strips left from other projects.  A great way to use odds and ends. 
Now this is her dog, Lucy, sitting in the middle of it.  Linda just hooked around her.  Isn't she just about the cutest thing!

Have lots more to share.  But will have to post it later.  Have a blessed day!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Busy Time At Saltbox

October has been a busy month at Saltbox Primitive Woolens.  The Dogwood Trails Quilt Shop Hop, which was three days, brought lots of people to the shop.  This picture tells all.

We participated in the 1800 demonstrations at Harry S. Truman Visitor's Center last weekend during Heritage Days.

This week there will be open hooking on Friday, October 22 and Judy Cripps is teaching a "Borders" class at the shop on Saturday.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Ruth Lodge Hook In Retreat

Ruth Lodge Hook In Retreat will be November 8-13. Reservations are required with limited enrollment. Cost is $125.00, with a deposit of $50.00 due October 22. Check-in will be Monday, November 8 after 10:00 AM. Breakfast will be provided, lunch on your own, and each “group” will be responsible for one evening meal. You will need to bring your own bedding (twin beds), towels, and your hooking projects and supplies. Other exciting activities are being planned, information about a special guest will be posted later.  For more information or to make your reservation please contact me at the shop (660-438-6002).

Friday, October 1, 2010

Upcoming Events

October is a busy month at Saltbox Primitive Woolens.  Here are some upcoming events:

October 7, 8, 9

Dogwood Trails Quilt Shop
Thursday and Friday from 9:00 AM-7:00 PM and Saturday from 9:00 AM-4:00 PM
Eleven shops from the surrounding area, including Saltbox Primitive Woolens. For more information contact Patty or Debbie at the shop.

October 16-17

Heritage Days in Warsaw
Craft and food tents will be downtown at Drake Harbor. Old time demonstrations from the 1800’s will be at Harry S. Truman Visitor’s Center. Saltbox Primitive Woolens will be demonstrating in the Visitor’s Center.

October 23

Borders Class by Judy Cripps from Rustic Rugs
Call the shop for more information. Limited enrollment

October 30

Baa Baa Boonville Hook In
Hain House in Boonville, MO
9:30 AM-3:30 PM
Registration is full—but there is a waiting list for outside weather permitting. Cost $10

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

More Beautiful Rugs in the Making

Here are some more rugs from the Hook In last Saturday. 

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Wanted to remind you of the Ruth Lodge Hook In Retreat which is November 8-13. Reservations are required with limited enrollment. Cost is $125.00, with a deposit of $50.00 due Friday, October 1. (That is this Friday!)  For more information or to make your reservation please contact me at the shop.

Here are pictures of projects my friends were working on at the hook in yesterday.   .

More pictures to come later!  
Thank you to my helpers yesterday!

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Fall Hook In

What a fun day at the rug shop today.  Thirty-eight hookers joined us at the shop today for a Fall Hook In.  Seeing all of the beautiful rugs everyone is working on and enjoying the great company of fellow "hookers" is so much fun.  Will try to post pictures of some of the projects that people are working on later.  The photos below are pictures of everyone working hard.