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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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Saturday, May 17, 2014

A Bee Skep of Many Colors!

There's something about bee skeps that I'm drawn too.  Maybe the bee's within working or whatever it is bees do inside them intrigue my imagination.  When I spotted this wool appliqué design in one of Lynda Hall's books "A Little Porch Time" I knew I'd be stitching it!  The skep of many colors... how I love it!

The challenge was to find a piece of wool for the background.  Now who would even think that with a house full of wool that would be a problem? Well... not so easy as picking wools for a hooked rug background where you can use many different wools together.  To find that one perfect piece... with all the right colors and that your design will not only show up but not take away from the design.

So tell me what you think... did I pick the right wool?
I am having fun with the stitching... a simple primitive whip stitch.

I have a copy of this book for sale here in the studio... wonderful book by the way!  Many more wool appliqué things in it I want to make!

I'm off to stitch a little!

Bee Happy and Blessed!

Cathy G


  1. You picked the perfect piece! Love the design and the colors - so unique!
    Blessings, Patti

  2. It may have been hard to find the right background color but you sure have come up with the right choice.
    Your piece is lovely,


  3. your beeskep and it's background wool were perfectly picked.....

  4. Yes you definitely picked the right background. Love it.

  5. Cathy ~
    Perfect choice. That would make a fun hooked rug, too.
    Hugs :)

  6. Love it. Why is it so hard to choose a background. I have that book and have started the quilt--but it's been put away for awhile, need to finish it soon. BTW, my pattern Pocket Full of Posies I ordered from you arrived today. Will send pix when I complete one.

  7. It looks beautiful Cathy!!! Love the background you picked!

  8. I think it is wonderful. It makes me happy looking at it.
    I think that stitch is the so much fun to do. Yours looks so pretty.

  9. You chose wisely! Beautiful project

  10. Love it ~ Perfect colors and all!!!
    Prim Blessings


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