Who is Orange Sink?
- Cathy G.
- Rice Lake, WI, United States
- 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
Sunday, March 11, 2012
Tissue Box Inspiration!
While in our local Dollar Store the other day I spotted a tissue box with colors that screamed... "make a rug with these!!!" I broke down and spent the whole $ that a box of tissue costs in the Dollar Store! And am I ever glad I did! Such inspiration that little dollar box of tissue has been! I couldn't wait to dig through my wool stash to find some great blues, teals, greens. browns and the off white I envisioned for this rug. My linen was cut and circles drawn and the Townsend ( which has barely cooled off since all the wool cutting for my class) was back in action!
I've had this little blue painted country bench that I've wanted to hook a rug to fit the top for quite some time. So "Seventeen Circles" was born and is almost half hooked! It's one of those patterns where once you decide on the color palette you can sort of choose the colors as you go.
I needed something a little "mindless and soothing" to work on this week. I've had lots of things going on besides the deadlines for the Primitive Handmades Mercantile update coming up this Friday. Still deciding what I am going to be offering..... so I will be as surprised as you are! My rug hooking class is coming for a visit to my studio this week and my windows are in dire need of the Spring washing!! Oh Spring indeed! Now that you are arriving could you hold off a couple more days so I don't want to be outside instead of in my studio working? ...... nope.... didn't think so.