Oh what a time we had today at our second Tuesday of the month hook-in here at Red House Wool Studio! Please meet Holly ( love her name and the color of her hair!) She is a newcomer here at the studio! She is a long time quilter and has found her way recently to wool applique and cannot get enough! Holly fits right in with all of us as we all like antiques and can't you tell by her projects she loves the primitive colors and designs! I know you'll love it here Holly! So glad you found us!
Did you think this was a plate of Christmas Cookies! Well... look closely! They are adorable wool pins made by Cindy and Shirley from wool strips or worms as we so affectionately call them! They made one for each person who came today! Thank you ladies! What a treat! We were all feeling so Christmasy and loved wearing our darling pins!!
Celeste is always working on something fantastic! Look at her newest project! A wool applique by Wooden Spool Designs! She's made great progress! And the *Be Warm* block was so appropriate for today as the temperature was well below zero when some of these gals drove a couple of hours to get here this morning! Brave Wisconsinites! We don't fear a little cold weather when there's wool and good friends awaiting!
Lisa is working on a design by Lori Brechlin of NotforgottenFarm called Glad Tidings! She's using wools and colors out of her comfort zone.... and loving it!! We talk about that quite a lot here in the studio! Yes... we all have our dislikes and likes when it comes to color... and maybe design styles! But Lisa says she is having so much fun with this rug and is happy she took the leap to try something different!
Lisa is partial to horse rugs... and has done a fabulous job on this one by American Country Rugs!
Well would you look at this! All the hooking and trying new things has led Lisa to try her hand at designing! This is her new design and I think it's totally awesome! I am trying to talk her into making it into some kits for the studio! What do you think? She can do that in her spare time between her full time truck driving job, raising her family and taking care of her horses! We'll see... but she will "get er done" if she sets her mind to it! BELIEVE me!
Talk about believing... Cindy has stitched this sweet little Santa pin cushion using a pattern by Buttermilk Basin! I believe in Santa how 'bout you? Especially when he shows up on a sweet pin cushion! Santa baby... I could use one of these under the tree! Just sayin'!!
Sipping candy cane flavored coffee, stitching, hooking and planning our next projects!
Everyone was eyeing up this cute little thread basket that Holly had in her sewing basket! How handy would this be! She explained a friend made it and used to sell them them at craft shows.
Welcome another newby wool appliquer to our group today! Meet Eva! I've known Eva for a few years and have been trying to get her to join our happy, growing group here on the second Tuesday! Well today she finally was able to make it! She's had knee replacement surgery not too long ago. She does a lot of quilting and boy you should see her quilts!! Maybe she'll bring one to show next time she joins us! So welcome Eva! I hope you enjoyed today as much as I did! After a little lunch...
Everyone headed back out into the cold cold weather! Some had a little shopping to do before they headed home but I'm sure they still felt the warmth that was shared here today! Good friends, good food and wooly projects had us all in good spirits!
A Merry Christmas to All!
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