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Thursday, December 29, 2011

Another Drum Roll

Here is a picture of another drum I finished this weekend.....stuffed with sawdust and a little velvet strawberry on the side.  I learned how to make these this summer when I took a class from Stacy Nash.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Some New Finishes!

Here is a couple of things I just finished up this evening....

The first is a fabric covered hot tea box that I cut apart and covered with fabric and then stitched back together.  I made a robin egg blue velvet pin cushion for the lid and added a velvet strawberry.

My next finish is a 5 x 6 sampler.  I love this frame.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Missing an "R"

I love this little arrangement but now I am on the hunt for another letter "R".......I guess this is what they call make do.

Friday, December 2, 2011

1846 Bishop Hill Hooked Rug

I just pulled the last loop on the 1846 Bishop Hill Rug that I worked on during my Jan Goos class in Nebraska City.  This is a pattern I drew after our summer vacation stop at Bishop Hill, Illinois.  Bishop Hill is a village that settled in 1846 by a group of Swedish immigrants seeking religious freedom.  Bishop Hill is a quiet, country village www.bishophill.com that has many historic buildings, bakery, shopping and live demonstrations.  We had lunch in this cute old filling station you could even see where the oil pit from the garage was.  My favorite store was a place called Sweet Annies......great, great primitives.  This rug depicts Sweet Annies on the left.  Originally these two buildings were governmental buildings.  The flower in the middle of my rug represents the road that divides the two buildings but led to some wonderful flower beds in the backyards.  If you are ever on 1-80 heading across Illinois you must detour and stop at this lovely village.