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
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
Primitive Handmades Mercantile Update this Friday!
This Friday the 17th is the Aug. update for our Primitive Handmades Mercantile selling blog already. Mercy! The days just fly by! Let's see...... I do have something to offer this month. I dug into my stash of vintage fabrics and found some pretty black and white calico and another black and white cotton with the neatest tiny stripe design. I've been thinking it's high time I quit hoarding some of this fabric I've collected over the years and start using some of it in my designs. The item I've created for the August update begged for this early black and white calico to go with a hand-dyed gold wool and some of Rebecca Erb's newest wool called Phantom Trail. What awesome wool! I used it in the leaves for the "1820 Sunflower" rug! So you'll have to be sure and stop by the Mercantile ( after midnight on Thurs.) to shop this months offerings!
I want to let you know how much I appreciate your kind comments on my new "1820 Sunflower" rug design! And a big huge THANK-YOU to all who have so kindly ordered the pattern! They have all been sent and should arrive in your mailbox within the week! It makes my heart glad to know that so many fellow rug hookers will be hooking one of my patterns! I do love to see how you interpret my designs so email me a photo of your completed rug and I will share it here on my blog if you like.
The paper pattern is still available on my selling blog "Red House Wool Studio" which is a "click" away in the upper left hand corner of this blog. ( the Primitive Handmades Mercantile button is over there too).
Our weather has cooled here in Wisconsin and we've been experiencing some gorgeous days and nice sleeping weather. But really..... who can sleep with all the work to be done and dealing with this "monkey mind" of mine that won't shut off! I know I'm not alone in suffering from this irritating affliction. It's really the left brain forgetting to tell the right brain "it's okay now...... you've conjured and created and played enough for the day! Get some sleep.... save some good juice for tomorrow's creating!"
( .... ah... let me know if that works for ya!)