Who is Orange Sink?

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She lives in a small town in northern Wisconsin with her husband and two dogs. She enjoys primitive wool rug hooking,teaching rug hooking classes, collecting and decorating with antiques and primitives. Orange Sink Blog is a journal of her interests and ramblings about life.

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Thursday, January 15, 2015

Reissuing "Key To My Old Heart" Rug Design as PAPER PATTERN!

Please Note:  There has been a problem with some not getting my email with the PDF pattern.  I haven't been able to quite figure out the problem.  Some are getting it just fine and others are not getting it at all.  If you have ordered the pattern through PayPal and haven't recieved your email from me with the PDF pattern please email me at antcathy@charter.net and let me know.  I will try to resend it

My first experience with the PDF's  and it's not cool!  

But don't worry.... we'll get you the pattern one way or another

Thank you for all your patience and understanding!!

Hookers are the best!!

I have decided to list the pattern as a PAPER PATTERN available in my Etsy Shop.  Look for Red House Wool Studio Etsy Shop on the left side of this blog.  

So.... here is my introduction of the pattern to those just now reading about it!!  

I'm very pleased to introduce my newest hooked rug design "Key to My Olde Heart"!  It's that time of year when many of us who "play with wool"  feel the need to create something heart shaped.

"Olde" rug hooker that I am.... the key to MY heart is hooking and creating my little wool mats!

  I felt the need to add an early date to my heart. Perhaps a nod to an earlier time when life was sim


I would like to thank my dear friend Lisa Halverson ( who is an avid collector of antique items with heart motifs) who hooked this rug along with me and for her valuable inspiration to design this little mat! You can see her very beautiful rendition up in the header photo on the far left.

My Heartfelt Thanks!
Cathy G

Sunday, January 4, 2015

The Game is ON!

As 2015 comes sliding into home base... I stand with my catchers mitt unable to make the play. The new player scores another day on the calendar before I can turn around!  I keep thinking I better get on the ball... accomplish something!   But with so many balls coming at me all at once I get to feeling pretty overwhelmed. 
Is it so with you too?  The start of a new year, the taxes, the dirty laundry, the Dr.'s appointments, the dogs grooming appointments, the kitchen remodeling.... the business ( and that's a whole n'other list)  the never ending list....
So how to get back in the game? 
Before Christmas is once again on third base threatening to steal home..

No magical answer here from all my years of experience,  but I find it's wise to make some kind of plan.
If only in my head... no use to write it down...
Hubby and I both have trouble keeping track of tangible items like lists and cell phones.  We decided just yesterday that we can't get rid of our land line telephone.  We use it at least three times a day calling our cell phones to try and locate where we left them.... is it just us?  

So on a more positive note... ( she smiles and feels happy all over) tonight is the new season of Downton Abbey!  
I have a plan already. Get some strips cut for the new rug I'm working on ( a glimpse in the photo above... pink?  Ya, I can't believe it either? LOL) 
Then pour a glass of Yellowtail Big Bold Red and hook in front of the TV.
Sound like a plan to you?
Yup... thought so!!

Cathy G

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

A New Year Blessing!

And Thank you dear friends for your readership and loyal following these past years! 
I'm looking forward to much sharing and inspiring one another in 2015! 
I love a Fresh New Beginning!
Don't you? 
Warm and Fuzzy ones especially!!

Cathy G

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Feather Tree Pattern Freebie!

The elves here at Red House Wool Studio have been hard at work trying to teach their boss ( me..Cathy G.) how to share a file of a pattern with my blog readers.  Well after much discussion on the subject of trying to teach an old blogger new tricks I am hoping this works!

So here goes!!  My gift to you the pattern for the Feather Tree rug I designed a couple of years ago!
One of my all time favorites to hook!
It hooks up real quick!
I made mine 7 by 14 inches and you can see it in the photo above hanging on the door of my old cupboard in the studio!

I am hoping you can click on the photo or drag it to your desktop and print it out!  You will have to reduce ( which would be nice for punch needle or enlarge for rug hooking).  In any event I hope you are more computer savy than this old broad!!  Tee Hee!!
So enjoy dear friends and may you all have a Joyous Christmas and Blessings a Plenty in the coming New Year!!

Send me pics of your Feather Tree rugs!!

Cathy G

Friday, December 19, 2014

The Time is Nigh.... For "Chill" to Fly....

He's done his deed.....
with frosty speed

He's swept the names of hopeful dames
into a hat

imagine that.... 

The stars align
The sun will shine
and Mr. Chill




Congrats my dear friend!! 

 That was fun! 

But wait....everybody else... you better not pout... I'm tellin' you why...
I've got something up...
So keep your eye 
the blog Orange Sink
 and you'll smile I think!

Merry Christmas my friends!!

Cathy G