Who is Orange Sink?

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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

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Monday, February 24, 2014

Yes Virginia.... There is an Easter Bunny!

I just had to share the cheerful and wonderful color selection that Deb Tomsheck from Ohio is using to hook my Spring Bunny pattern!  A sight for sore eyes that see  nothing but piles of white here in northern WI!  It always amazes me to see someone else's wool picks for my designs!  I love the textured wools she's using for the bunny and how it brings that little carrot chomping critter to life!  
I look forward to seeing the finish on this fun and light-hearted rug!
Thank you Deb for sharing!

You can still purchase the paper pattern to hook your own Spring Bunny!  Look for the PayPal button in the upper left corner of my blog.   As always you can email me for my address to purchase the pattern with a check by snail mail.

Where there is colorful wool there is hope!
Let not a day go by without fondling a piece!

Cathy G

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Still Time to Sign Up for Beginning Rug Hooking Class!

Max whispered in Smokey's ear "Don't worry... Mom doesn't mean it when she says she wishes all this snow would melt tomorrow..... it's so fun playing in it and watching Dad shovel snow off the roof!" 

Truth be told little doggies.... Mom DID mean it.... and you two were just lucky we had to postpone your grooming appointment yesterday because of the blasted storm!

My beginning rug hooking class at the technical college was postponed as well.... next Thursday we will try again.. Feb. 27th at 6:00 pm.  The high temp for the day is supposed to be minus 4.  Oh we can handle that ladies and gentleman!  After all it's northern WI!  We are tough little doggies here!!

So if you live here ( and are still sane enough to want to try your hand at rug hooking, call the school 800-243-9482 ext. 5410 and sign up!  There's still time!  
Bring your scissors and wear your long johns!!

Cathy G

Saturday, February 1, 2014

New Spring Hooked Rug Design!

Thank you for all your fun comments on my last post!  A mug of glug to chug on a cold winter's day and a giggle or two helped lighten the mood around here considerably!  It's always the best hearing from my friends from all over the place!  And welcome to all of my new blog readers!  I see many have hopped on board lately to see what's going on around the Orange Sink residence!

Speaking of hopping....

How about a new hooked rug pattern to start hooking and dreaming a little of Spring!  That little rabbit I was hooking turned into this sweet oval design!  I LOVE an oval-shaped rug!  Something so sweet about it to hang or sit atop an oval shaped paper mache' box!  I love mine hanging on my old antique cupboard in the studio!   
The rug measures 11 by 15 inches.
The paper pattern is full sized ready for you to transfer to your own backing!
The cost is $9.75 and .50 for postage.  
Look for the PayPal button in the upper left corner of the blog!
As always if you don't use Paypal and would like to send a check please email me for my address!

I would love to hear your comments about this new design!  
Hubby spotted some rabbit tracks in our front yard ( which is covered with at least 2 1/2 feet of snow right now) where the rabbit came scampering up to the high snowbank and then jumped down onto the driveway.  The banks are at least 5 feet high on each side of the drive.  I am just happy to know the rabbits are making it through the severe winter here.  

I  dedicate this rug to their hardiness and the hope they bring for Spring that is sure to come!
Not soon enough little wabbit....... for you and for me!!

Cathy G