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My home town is Rice Lake, a small town in northern Wisconsin. I own Red House Wool Studio~ an in-home wool and rug hooking business. I enjoy collecting and decorating with antiques and primitives. Orange Sink Blog is a journal of my interests and ramblings about life. Cathy Greschner

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Friday, December 2, 2011

Wool on the Hoof

I made this burlap bag filled with faux greens and wool candycanes to hang on the front door. It's mounted on an old piece of barn board.

It's been difficult as of late to find time to post.  This past week has been crazy to say the least.  Dave's Mom who is 89 years old fell down in her apartment.  That's the third time in the last few months. She knocked out her front tooth but didn't break any bones.  She's had a very rough week. Her sister who was 93 years old passed away this week.

While making the thirty mile trip to Dave's Mom's apartment this week there were a flock of sheep along the roadside.  I asked him to pull over and get me a photo for my blog.  He obliged and these are the photos.




Don't they look cute in their wool outfits?!  I'm thinking how cute they would look hooked into a rug of many colors!  That wool looks like it would take a dye beautifully! 

I've been busy making more bird pin cushions and a new little snowman which you can see in the new blog header. 

We have a dusting of snow on the ground now and  expecting a couple more inches this weekend.  I hope to get back to rug hooking soon!   It's time to start turning the wool on the hooves to a little wool on the frame!

Hope you're having a gentle and productive weekend!
Cathy G


  1. Love your new little items! The pic of the sheep are cool- now that's a flock! Too funn you are seeing the wool already hooked! joanne

  2. Hi, Cathy, the pictures of the sheep are precious. On the way to my daughter's house, there are sheep and the owners have a huge Great Pyrenees dog guarding the flock. I think "your" sheep are so cute because they look so chunky.
    I like your doorhanging arrangement very much. You gave me an idea, we have some of the original sheathing boards from our house that were removed during the roof renovation and I hope I can get some pieces to do what you did.
    Great idea and very, very pretty with the red wool candy canes against the greens.
    Holiday Wishes,

  3. Oh - so sorry to hear that your mother-in-law is having such issues. My mom has some severe falling issues as well due to sudden drops in her blood pressure when she stands. That, coupled with her blood clots a few months ago, has made it difficult. Hope and pray things improve. I love your little wall bag - and those sheep - what's not to love about those wooly things? Stay safe and warm this weekend - we're supposed to get a mittful and then some of that white stuff....Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

  4. Sorry about your mom~in~law...I will certainly say a prayer for her. Your sheep photo's are wonderful and don't they look great in the field of green. Your new creations are looking so nice!

  5. so sorry to hear about his mom. I hope she is doing better soon. Great pictures of the sheep.
    and great door hanging.
    you are always busy

  6. Oh Cathy! You and Dave have certainly had a week of unhappy doings with his Mom and Aunt. I hope his Mom isn't hurt too badly and will heal quickly. Please tell Dave that I am so sorry about his aunt's passing.

    On the happier side, I love the sheep picture. Your little snowman in the header is really cute. Great job! You certainly are in the Christmas spirit!
    Hope next week is a much more peaceful one!

  7. Hi Cathy,
    I'm sorry about Dave's mother...such sadness to deal with at her age. I pray she will be okay.
    What fantastic sheep pictures...I do think sheep are the best! But I had to laugh at your thoughts of seeing them as rugs! lol

    I like your door decoratation!

  8. Cathy,
    Isn't it nice to have a husband who doesn't think it's "weird" when you ask him to pull off the road so you can take a photo for your blog?!
    Great pics!

  9. Cathy ~ I knew right away you would be looking at those little sheep and thinking "ummmm, wouldn't that wool make something pretty"!! That picture made me smile. They are precious. Glad you took the shot. Sorry about your family issues going on. The fall risk is problematic for sure. I know you're a busy gal these days. Love the stocking door decoration. You're one crafy gal for sure! Merry Merry ~ Debi

  10. Hi Cathy
    Pretty burlap arrangement~ the sheep are darling pretty gals they are~
    prayers for your Mother in law

  11. I love your new finish for your door...I hope next week is better for your mother-in-law...
    Take care, Nancy

  12. Love the sheep photos and all your Holiday creations!
    Best wishes. Mary

  13. Your door decoration is beautiful. The sheep photos are excellent and fun. I hope things are going more smoothly in your family.

  14. Cathy ~
    Prayers for your m-i-l. Growing old is not for sissies. Thankfully nothing was broken.
    Hubby took some great pics. Thank you for sharing.
    Pug hugs :)

  15. I hope that your mother in law is feeling better soon. I'll keep her in my prayers.
    Your door looks fab with the stocking...love it!! Wouldn't it be fun to have a flock of sheep? I can just picture them...the sheep, that is...all dyed in primitive colors, dotting the field!

  16. Cathy, your snowman and door decoration looks fabulous as usual. What a great picture for you header.

    I'm sorry to hear that your mother in law had a bad fall and that her sister passed away. What a week this has been for you.

    I'm glad that Your husband stopped the car so you could take those great pictures. I hope that this week goes better for you. JB

  17. So sorry to hear about your difficult week!!! I DO love your front door hanging!
    Karen and the Hound

  18. i love your door decorations! gorgeous and festive... perfect!
    sending well wishes for dave's mom!
    happy holidays!! dag

  19. I love those sweet little black faces on sheep! Your photo would make a great hooked piece. Also, I hung our Christmas wreath on the door the other day, and just feel like I want something different. Your burlap sock is soooo what I would love to hang on my door. It would be exposed to the weather though, so not sure if it would work. You inspire me though to try and put something different together!
    Oh... jealous of your snow. We were supposed to have a bunch today, but now the forecast is for a dusting. Really want a nice snow!!

  20. Gosh, Cathy, I'm sorry to hear about your mother in law and her sister. Seems like things come in clumps sometimes, doesn't it. I'm glad you were able to capture the sheep photos and bring a little cheer into your complicated week. Sending you warm wishes for a less eventful and happy week...Martie

  21. It's so hard when the ones we love get older. Sorry for everything that has been happening. Hope your mil heals quickly..
    Love the item you made. Very pretty, and those sheep... just darling!


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