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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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Friday, April 14, 2017

A Visit With a Couple Beers!

A couple of years ago I met a special lady online who found me through my blog!  She is a rug hooker from Oregon named Marie Beers!  She hooks with a group out there and we email back and forth quite a bit and needless to say we've become very close friends but have never met in person... until yesterday that is!!

Marie and her husband were making a cross country trip from Oregon to Florida and up the east coast to Rhode Island. Their trip was a monumental one as they were carrying precious cargo. Marie's mother passed away in late February and her cremains were to be buried with family on the east coast. So they were on their way home when they decided to make a swing through Wisconsin!

When rug hookers meet we have so much to share and I was excited to see her rendition of my "Tree Birds" pattern she hooked!  She personalized it with their names and the date they married!  I always love the personalization of a rug that can be passed down through the generations.  Isn't this just a lovely rug in all aspects!

Marie is also working on a pattern by Marijo Taylor called River and Raven's Roost    who she happens to live near and both attend the same rug hooking group! I have always adored Marijo's designs and I really need to hook one sometime soon! 

Another thing we found out about each other during their visit was that our husbands are both lovers of specialty beers! Marie's sweet hubby Bob or Bobby as she calls him and my sweet hubby Dave got along famously as they discussed all the local beers around the country and their favorites!
If you are a beer lover you don't have to go far in Wisconsin to find many micro-breweries and sure enough Dave had purchased a few various bottles so we could imbibe with our home-made pizza I made for dinner!
Marie and I both admitted we are not big beer drinkers but on occassion we will enjoy a cold one with pizza!
You may get a kick out of the names of some of these locally brewed beers! 

Marie had a favorite and I might add that Bobby thought it was a pretty great beer too!  Can you guess which one?    LOL!   Yes!!  It was the Totally Naked!  Bob described it as a very smooth and not "hoppy" beer!  
You can imagine how the conversation went and the laughs shared!
Do please notice my go-to beer on the far left... it's a gluten free beer and very good.  I've been eating gluten-free for two and a half years and found a couple of beers that are gluten free!
Well it was a pleasure getting to know "a couple of great Beers" from the state of Oregon!
I hope you had a wonderful time and you can rest assured Dave and I enjoyed your visit very very much!  
We were going to send a few bottles along with you but you were already down the road a good measure before I realized they were still sitting in the fridge! 
Well you'll just have to make a trip back to Wisconsin soon!

Happy Easter Weekend everyone!
Cathy G


  1. I so enjoyed your post Cathy. My husband doesn't care for beer but I do enjoy a cold one. Nothing better to accompany a homemade pizza and lovely company... YumIt's so noice of you to introduce your good friend Marie. She does lovely work.

    Happy Easter Cathy and warm hugs from New Brunswick.

  2. It is so much fun to meet blog friends in person!
    Happy, happy Easter.
    Hugs :)

  3. How nice to meet a Follower! BTW, your header photo is so luscious! Those soft greens... I want to touch them!!

  4. What fun for everyone! I know Marie was so looking forward to her visit with you! Thank you for your kind compliment about my designs! Now you and yours will have to come out to Oregon right?! marijo

  5. How fun! That's a mighty long trip! I'm glad you two could finally meet in person. Love Marie's rugs. Happy Easter to you my friend. Lori

  6. What a special visit! I love her rendition of your hug. Have a wonderful weekend.

  7. Hi Cathy,
    What a special visit for you and how fun to see her rendition of your rug pattern!!
    Hope you and yours have a wonderful Easter!!!
    Heart Hugs~

  8. So very fun to meet blog friends I have been lucky to meet a couple

  9. Thanks for sharing such a nice post and nice collection of rugs.


  10. Awesome blog, i always enjoy & read the post you are sharing.Thank for your very good article...!



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