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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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Thursday, October 26, 2017

A Few Things to Share Before I Forget!

I never did share photos of our last second Tuesday Hook-in!   So many wonderful things were shared including this hand-decorated vest that Holly was wearing!  Maggie Bonanomi made this for her back in 1994!  It is signed and dated...how cool is that!  


I took photos of this all around and as you can see it is so awesome!  

The back....


And the signature and date just under the arm.
That Holly... she is always full of surprises!  And what about her crow necklaces!!  She doesn't remember where she got them but at a folk art show she thinks!!  
So fun!

Nancy shows her newest project... a turkey pillow... the design is by Buttermilk Basin I believe. I LOVE those colors!  Great finish Nancy!

Rhonda was just starting this cute wool appliqué...  I hope she brings it in November so I can share more info. on the design! It sure is a fun piece so far... don't you think?


Lisa is working on this wool applique runner from Rebekah Smith's new book.  She has adapted the design to have two deer, the pattern has one deer.   Lisa is new to wool applique and is very brave to take on a bigger runner!  But did you ever know Lisa to fear taking on a 
bigger project?  

We had a special guest as this month's gathering!  Carol from Lodi, WI.  She travels to Rice Lake frequently to help out her elderly dad.   She has wanted to stop forever... and finally she did!  What a delight she is and she brought her rug from Lori Brechlin's challenge a while back.  What a treat to see it in person!


Yummy wools and fabulous hooking! 


Carol is a wonderful quilter as well.  She brought this fabulous one with the tiniest postage stamp size squares to show us.   Look at it close up....


I just LOVE her colors!  
I have been wanting to try a little quilting myself but I think I will start with a something a little easier!  
Life has been busy here to the extreme... I keep thinking I'll have more time as each day passes and all I do is get further behind.  
But hopefully I will be able to post again soon.

I did finish this rug for a client... my Home Sweet Home design.

I have to sew on a label and send it off soon.



Are you ready for the weather to change?  We are expecting snow in the next couple of days... so we've been busy buttoning up around here!
SO many things to do before we settle in for that loooonnnnng winter's nap!!  LOL!!
What is a nap anyway?  LOL!  I think I need one!! 

Cathy G

14 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness, you posted a packed full of fun blog! I noticed that wonderful personalized vest immediately. An you are right, Lisa isn't afraid of tackling anything!! What a delightful post, thank you.

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  3. Hoping I can come join you some day. What a joyfull group of ladies.

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  4. So many wonderful projects! I love Carol's rug and that quilt is totally awesome.
    The Maggie made vest is beyond cool. With Maggie's popularity, it is probably worth a small fortune...lol!
    I know what you mean about busy to the extreme. I thought in retirement I'd have all sorts of free time. It hasn't happened yet!
    I am so not ready for cold weather. Living near the shore of Lake Erie does have an advantage in the fall. We have frost later than areas just south of us which is ok by me.
    Hugs :)
    Lauren

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  5. Oh my, that vest!!! Oh so wonderful! Love all of the wool projects too. Lisa was just planning her deer appliqué when I was there in August. She’s made great progress! So fun to see now that I’ve met everyone, including Carol from Lodi! Love her rug and the one for your customer. Thanks for sharing, Cathy. A wonderful post. Hugs, Lori

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  6. Cathy, your posts are always a delight. What a great treasure that Holly is wearing. She must be wearing it with pride.
    Oh my, that quilt must have taken a long time to put together. What a labour of love and you're right. The colors are beautiful.

    Like you I'm getting busier instead of slacking down as I age. Maybe I work less efficiently... Whatever you do, you are doing well. I'm spying all those beautiful fall color wool on those perfectly stacked shelves. Yummy.
    Hugs, Julia

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  7. So many beautiful pieces. Thank you for sharing. I need to get it in gear and finish some of my own projects. :)

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  8. What a great post! I love seeing all the goings on in your wonderful shop! Adore the colors used in the house rug...so gorgeous! I turned my a.c. off yesterday and had to put on socks this morning...won't last, but a welcome respite from the heat. Have a great weekend.
    Robyn

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  9. Love it all! Thanks for sharing! I have also wanted to stop forever... maybe in 2018!
    Blessings, Patti

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  10. Love your header pic. I always enjoy reading your posts and seeing all the beautiful projects.

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  11. Love seeing that vest and the necklaces and that sweet smiling face. Wonderful projects always fun to visit with you
    Cathy

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  12. So much creative talent over there in WI! :-) I don't know if I'm ready for winter yet.... but, fall has been enjoyable. Time to bring on the wool! :-)

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  13. Loved this post too !!!! Amazing vest & rugs !!!!

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