Howdy! Oh gosh I know it's been awhile! I'll be amazed if I actually have any readers left out there! Blogging is hard work you know. There have been days lately where I just couldn't bring myself to sit down and write a word... I'd think about it then instead of coming up with a post I'd just go immerse myself in Pinterest! I deserve a good spank! LOL!
Of course a lot of things have been going on! I've been teaching rug hooking classes here in the studio. I've had a half-dozen lovely new students over the past few weeks. And come the first week in November there are a group of TEN who would like to come take my class! Whew! That's quite a few in one class but this group of friends would like to take it together! So... I hope I can keep everything straight! Lots of learning, laughs and loops are anticipated!
That lovely pear in the photo is a real pear! I know it almost looks like an artificial one doesn't it? A couple of weeks ago while Dave and I were on a short trip up north to Bayfield, WI, we visited an apple orchard and amongst all the varieties of apples I spotted these great looking pears. They were not quite ripe when we purchased them but after a few days on the kitchen counter in a wooden bowl they turned from green to a beautiful peachy glow! They were the sweetest pears I've ever tasted!
I sliced a few of them up today and popped them in the food dehydrator to make pear chips! Like potato chips except made from pears! Sprinkled with a bit of cinnamon they are absolutely delicious!
And the house smells of cinnamon and pears... so Fall like and cozy.
Speaking of cozy...
A few days ago I drew up some little acorn shaped coasters on linen and hooked them using some new wools we got in the studio! This little corner in the studio is quite comfy to sit and hook or work on some wool applique. The little acorn coasters are nice to set a cup of tea on while stitching or hooking. I have been working on some models for the studio.
I have only recently been working with wool applique. It's a nice break from hooking and I still get to play with wool! There are so many cute patterns out there that I would like to stitch. I thought this one from Primitive Gatherings would be easy and quick!
Well it turns out nothing with hand sewing is really ever quick for me! It was fun though to cut out all the little squares. I am using a product called Heat-N-Bond lite and it sure makes the work easier and keeps the wool looking tidy on the edges.
We will be carrying this pattern in the shop now too.
So much more to tell you about but I think I need to go work on this project for a little while before hitting the hay!
I'll be back soon if all goes well!
Happy leaf watching and Fall merry making!!