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