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It's amazing to me just how time flies. I swear I kept thinking I need to blog - I need to blog and the days just sped by. Like all of you my schedule was busy from the middle of November until the end of December. Then I was blessed with a wonderful cough/cold to begin the year. So here we are right now and I'm back. I hope your holidays were wonderful and full of everything that means something to you. Ours was wonderful and my goodness it went by fast. Now it's time to start a fresh new year full of promise and possibilities. I haven't made any resolutions for the new year - but I've made myself some goals that I hope to accomplish over the course of the year - wish me luck - maybe you'll see some of those things on my blog - I sure hope so because that means there happening lol.
Sooooo after much thinking I've made the decision to close down this blog at the end of January - but don't worry I will be moving over to blogspot where I can blog free from here on out. I hate saying goodbye to Yellowfarmhouse on Typepad - but I also hate paying every month for a blog I'm not using like I should. I also think blogspot is much more user friendly for this girl. I will give a link once I have it ready to go. I hope to have lots to share with you as we move forward over on blogspot. My goal is to be better about taking pictures again and blogging weekly. Can't promise but I sure hope to. I really love Instagram and you will find me much more active over there - so easy to just take a picture and post - short and sweet. Anywhooo to say goodbye to all my posts from the beginning makes me very sad I won't lie - but it's time to move on and let it go. A little bit of my motto for this year.
Onto a little business for Farmhouse Woolens. There's a little update on my etsy shop tonight - stop by if your interested. I'm going to be doing a newsletter for my business so if your interested in that - please pop me an email at email@example.com and let me know your interested and I will add your name to the newsletter list. This will be how I let you know what's happening over there on that site and my blog can remain a personal blog. A couple of new things listed tonight
So there you go - short and sweet this time and a little time left for stitching this evening. Hope to see you back here later this week with the link to the new blog.
Until Next Time
In my neck of the woods. Although with temps in the 70's last week we have no right to complain - we have been enjoying a long autumn season. Out my door this morning a blizzard was happening
As you know I was preparing for a holiday workshop up in the nest last Saturday. What a wonderful day it was - the weather was amazing, the ladies attending couldn't have been kinder and everything went pretty smoothly. I think they all enjoyed the projects as well as the day. Everyone I'm pretty sure- including me were touched with inspiration. I completely spaced taking pictures of their show and tell - many wonderful treasures were shared and inspiration was abundant from them.
I have to give a BIG shout out to my helpers for both the day of the event as well as leading up to it. They all helped to make this event go smoothly and well stocked. Without them I would have been toast and I am forever grateful for their wonderful friendships in my life. They are always there when I call for help asking what they can do for me. Thank you dear friends - you know who you are and I am blessed to have you in my life.
Here's a little tour around the nest before the ladies came
A few pictures of the ladies hard work - here are three sweet ladies - Mary, Margyene and Jenice who came from Iowa and are watching a demo from my dear friend Kari of New Leaf Stitches on her brand new ruler just released. A shout out to my other far away travelers Twyla and Lisa who I thought I got a picture of and didn't - sorry about that. They traveled from South Dakota and it was so nice to see them again after several years. Thank you ladies for coming such a long way - I hope to see you all again next time
A wonderful trunk show from sweet woolie friends Faye and Denise of their miniature quilts - totally inspiring.
After the workshop I had a group of 10 ladies stop by for a little shopping after a full day of shop hopping dressed in the deer hunting orange lol - what a hoot they were and capped off a wonderful day. I should have gotten a picture of them as well in their dress orange.
So that catches me up to today. I just updated my Etsy site tonight Farmhouse Woolens with some fun new projects - so please popover and check it out if your interested to see what's new. Here's a few snippets of what you might find there
We have a busy family weekend ahead of us so I'm thankful the bad weather came today and not tomorrow. Next week is Turkey week so lots of prep for family coming for that. My house is decorated for Christmas and I'll start sharing snippets of that on the 1st of December.
See you next Tuesday - have a great weekend.
WOWZERS here we go November already. October was a wonderful month and so pretty weather wise. We've been blessed with some gorgeous fall weather - so no complaining here. Now with the turn of the calendar page we start the holiday dance lol. I'm officially putting fall decorating to bed today and getting out Christmas tomorrow - WHAT YOU SAY - let's not rush the season. I know I know it's really early. However in my defense - I need the house decorated for my event on November 12th here in the nest. After all it's a holiday workshop and these ladies I hope will be inspired by a few things to take home and use in their decorating. I know I'm all for that - love to see how others decorate for any holiday. So that's my story here.
I shared all of my fall decorating on Instagram along with Anne from Cottons and Wools - No Blog Sandy - Tammy/Basketnut1 who's house I shared a few post earlier and Patty a friend of Anne's. I hope most of you could enjoy that. Because I take those pictures for instagram with my ipad for whatever reason when I transferred them to the computer the majority of them came in sideways. So there were a few photo collages I had put together to share with you that came in ok. I will also share a few pics from one of the peeps and woolies houses as well - those I took with the camera. Seriously need to be better with that camera from now on - I promise I will dual task when I take those pictures.
I will be back on the 14th with a blog post as well as an update that evening on my Etsy site. I know my schedule until the 12th is booked pretty heavy as I prepare for the ladies coming to the workshop and I won't even pretend that I can be here next week. Then will get back to regularly scheduled blogging again with a once a week chat - I miss those.
So let's get going with some eye candy - first off a quick little tour around one of the Woolies house. Ms. Faye welcomed us into her lovely home for an afternoon of friendship a few weeks back.
One of the collages that seemed to load fine onto my computer - this is a collection of my Willie Raye Halloween figurines - love me those figurines.
My favorite new tray that I bought at Buttermilk Basins fall event
Our little bathroom off the kitchen
Let's pop over to one of the peeps house and see a few of her pretty things. One of my favorite table toppers of hers from a Thimbleberries pattern
Such a fun spot over her closet that she decorates with each season
My favorite Buttermilk Basin Halloween pattern that I have fused and ready to stitch. Hopefully next year I will have one hanging in the Farmhouse
So there ya go - I know it's a quick one - but I wanted to stop by and say hi. I don't mean to not be blogging, but the days have been busy these last few weeks and as we all know there are only so many hours in a day. I miss chatting with you and look forward to getting back on track.
See you back here on the 14th of November and check out my etsy site that evening as well for an update. Until then be good out there.
Here are I am back with a few little pictures from the peep road trip to the Madison quilt show back in early September (Mr. Computer is two for two tonight and letting me post). First a few little pictures from Country Sampler in Spring Green - holy smokes this was an amazing stop full of purchases for all of us. The two ladies in the picture were so helpful and good to us. We enjoyed being in the classroom turned booth for the quilt show. Rather than have a booth at the show they had their booth in their classroom at the store. Eye candy everywhere you go. I bought a fun piece from them that just found it's way in the sewing nest. My nest is just about pulled together after a major overhaul - pictures will follow in a few weeks and I'll show you the new added piece from Country Sampler.
Next up was a wonderful primitive shop in Lodi WI called Cottage House Primitives. Oh my gosh, the wonderful primitive accessories as well as wool wool wool was a sight to see. It was hard to get good pictures in there as it was a bit on the dark side but in a wonderful cozy warm dark side way. Very much worth the stop if your in the area. Sorry a couple of those pics came in sideways - but they are worth keeping in the post so you can see the yumminess. A return trip has to happen again and soon.
One of our stops the first day was Merry's Stitchin in Jesup Iowa - a WONDERFUL store - full of great samples in both cotton and wool and really friendly staff. This was not my first stop there - and always worth a repeat visit. We all came away with something.
Lastly there's a little update on my etsy site tonight. Here is a look at the three new kits available - link is in the upper right corner
There we should be up to date now and can get blogging in current time lol. Hope you enjoyed the few pics from the road trip. Always fun to see places that maybe can put on your radar somewhere down the road.
See you next Tuesday - have a great week and upcoming weekend.
Until Next Time
First off I apologize if my blog seemed to just end on my last post. I was having serious issues with the computer I was using to do the post. All of my pictures are on my old computer so that's what I had to use. Lordy it was giving me fits - taking forever to load a picture, stalling out and don't get me started on the typing of words - I think it was possessed that night. I so wanted to throw it out the window lol. I was lucky to get a post even posted. Anyway for whatever reason it's working with me tonight so I want to get a post done tonight and one done tomorrow night - hopefully - and move on to Mr. Mac and use that one from now on - lordy there's a learning curve on that to for this old brain - but I will keep on keeping on and master it.
Soooo didn't you love touring Tammy's house. Her house is just so warm, inviting and just my style. Then you add all of her lovely quilts, hooked rugs, stitcheries and wool treasures and I could have pulled up a seat and stayed awhile lol. Thanks Tammy for sharing your house with all of us - it was a glorious tour of everything we all loved. Hope to get back again someday when I'm down in that area.
Tonight this post is PICTURE HEAVY with photos I took at Buttermilk Basin's barn event a few weeks back. Lots of eye candy. Ms. Stacy is a marvel at display and putting together vignettes with all of her antique treasures she finds. The girl is a rock star at not only pattern design but display as well. If you see something there give them a call - I'm sure they will help you out.
Soooo I will see you tomorrow night when I share a few pics from Country Sampler in Spring Green and a darling primitive shop we found in another town. Then I should be up to date and ready to move over to the new computer lol. Tomorrow night I will also have a small update on my etsy site and will share a few pics of a couple of new things headed that way.
Sorry to have been gone longer than I thought. Life can get busy and boom its two weeks since I said I would be here. How the heck is everyone doing out there? Oh glorious fall is in her prime right now and I'm loving it. This morning there's a wonderful super windy chill in the air and the lake is pounding with big rollers coming right towards us. I love the sound of the waves crashing into the beach. The leaves are really starting to turn beautiful and we are hoping for a leaf ride later this week and hope there are some still left on the trees after today lol.
Mr. Farmhouse bid on a plane ride at a fundraiser we attended this spring and won. Sunday was the perfect day for flying so off they went for a 3 hour tour (sounds like Gilligans Island doesn't it) but he did come home. Anywhooo they took a little trip over our house and he got some amazing pictures - this one is my favorite
and on this one you can just make out in the lake the difference in the depth in front of our home - it's very apparent in this picture - how cool is that. You can tell we live in farm country.
When we were in Madison at the quilt show we had the wonderful opportunity of meeting up with Tammy a blog reader and basketnut1 if your on Instagram. Before we all headed out to dinner she gave us a quick tour of her beautiful home and all of her wonderful quilts, hooked rugs etc. Her decorating is just my style as well as her style in quilts, rugs, wool creations and stitcheries. The peeps and beeps really enjoyed seeing it all. Please enjoy the quick tour of some of the highlights of that night. A few of the pictures are coming in sideways and I can't figure that one out.
HOLIDAY GATHERING AT FARMHOUSE WOOLENS
Are you looking for a fun day to spend with friends, working on a couple of projects and being inspired for the upcoming holiday season. Come join me/Farmhouse Woolens on November 12th in my home studio for a holiday workshop from 10-4. The day will be full of projects, good food, decorating ideas, a trunk show of minitures by a couple of local quilters as well as some handmade offerings. The cost will be $75.00 which will include your 2 projects, a make it and take it, food, beverages, handouts and gift bag. If your interested please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your spot as space is limited. Hope to see you there.
WOW the road trip has come and gone - so quickly to. We left early Tuesday morning and got home Friday evening and we sure packed a lot into that trip. Even meeting up with a friend met through this fabulous world of social media who gave us a quick tour of her quilts and her beautiful home. That was some serious fun for this girl - two things close to my heart - decorating and quilting - it doesn't get any better for me. I would say that this was one of our best road trips yet I think. We shared this road trip partly with our dear friends from another town whom we met up for the quilt show in Madison - but connected earlier than planned.
Can you say RAIN - loudly - because it rained hard two of the days we were out and about. I'm talking gully washer type rain - drenched to the bone rain, pull over to the side of the road rain - does that paint a picture. Thursday the day of the show when we weren't traveling - GORGEOUS sunny and warm - go figure lol. But that rain did not slow us down - no way - we kept on ticking and making tracks to get done what we wanted and needed to do.
At this point I was going to share slideshow of our trip but smilebox won't work with me tonight - so I'm going to try that on Friday.
In the meantime I've posted a few new things on my etsy site - popover and see if anything snaps your socks.
Sign me out FRUSTRATED haha
Oh glory be it's so wonderful to turn that calendar today to September. We've had an amazing summer full of family fun, really nice weather and a spectacular trip. But I'm really ready for fall and all it brings. I'm so hoping for a long and glorious autumn season, full of crisp sunny days, beautiful fall color and all that glorious autumn brings to the table . This is truly my very favorite season for both the weather, decorating and pure comfort food like a big bowl of thick hearty soup and warm bread.
Last week we entertained my family and had a great time. Good food and lots of laughs. I have a few good recipes to share with you in the next blog post that we enjoyed. This week has been crazy busy to and capped off with that fun annual physical today. Glad that's behind me for another year lol. Tomorrow is a little stitching with a friend and then the kids come for the weekend. Not a bad way to wrap up the week.
I must admit that I was totally over my flowers a week ago and we emptied out the pots and put them away for the season. But this sweet little flower grouping has thrived despite a little neglect this summer and I just couldn't get rid of it yet
Can you see Ms. Cami in the door - you can't tell but she was giving me the business because she wanted to be outside lol. My sweet little grey faced girl is still running the show.
Soooooo my new little camera arrived today and I hope it's just what I need for blogging. It's as simple as they come without any bells and whistle - simple point and shoot. There's a camera story here why I needed a new one - but we won't go there lol. I also bit the bullet and bought a new computer. This one has given me so much grief and I just need to acknowledge it's a lemon and move on. So a Mac has entered the house - that's going to be a big learning curve for this girl - but I know I can do it lol. Plus my kids all have them and they can help this granny out. Now it can talk to my phone and my ipad - shoot maybe they can even talk about me and how simple I am lol. Sometimes technology is just a tad frightening isn't it.
Next week the peeps hit the road for the annual road trip. This time to the Madison quilt show - with stops along the way. Should be a great time. I'm hoping to start decorating for fall this weekend as well - I can't wait. Plus this could also be helpful when shopping on our trip - you know if I need something to fill in here or there lol.
So what's coming up at my etsy site Farmhouse Woolens in the near future. First I will start listing new things on the 13th of September. With the road trip next week I've decided to just wait until then. Here's a sneak peek at a couple of kits you'll find there
Both perfect for the fall season. You will find those kits listed on the evening of the 13th.
One of the things I offered during the summer for 3 months was a club I called Charming Farmhouse Seasons. The last kit they received in August was this little wallhanging using a pattern by Chestnut Junction
Along with the kit and pattern they received a silver charm, recipe, decorating ideas in the form of photographs, fat quarter or a piece of wool and a newsletter all for a set price which included postage. The feedback I received from several of the club members was very positive which I was thankful for - they signed up for it without knowing the projects - each month was a surprise. So I will be kicking off this club again on October first with a twist. Now instead of signing up for length of time it will be on a first come first serve basis. In doing it this way it gives me flexibility to be much more creative and offer different finishes with the project such as boxes, frames, holders etc as well as projects that may take more fabric and wool. Because of whatever finishes are picked there will be limited quantities for these kits - but the listing will always be the first of each month and always at the same time. I will blog as well when the time is close as a reminder. I know from hearing from others that not everyone has access to a computer during the day - and they were feeling left out. So that's why my listings will always be in the evening for special items.
Also I will be offering this beautiful quilt as a block of the month starting the 1st of October as well
This is such a fun quilt and I've been working hard on getting the perfect wools for the project. This BOM will run for six months and will include your borders and binding for the project. There will be two ways to sign up for it - paying once for the whole thing or monthly using a credit card you will have to call me with. The listing for this BOM will also be on the 13th of September with shipping the first week in October. Then shipping the first week of each month for the next 5 months. I'm still fine tuning the price which will include your shipping each month. I will have limited space for this one because of the wools I've chosen to use for it - and they are gorgeous. I'm using the same color tones and the same border fabrics that Stacy the designer used. So if you like that look you'll be happy with my choices.
Next up is a gathering here on the 12th of November from 10 - 4. This is going to be a fun holiday inspired get together to share with your friends. The day will be full of projects, good food, decorating ideas as well as some handmade offerings. The cost will be $75.00 which will include your 2 projects, food and beverages, handouts and gift bag. If your interested please email me at email@example.com to reserve your spot as space is limited.
Also coming will be wool and fabric bundles, kits and patterns.
There will be no blogging next week as I will be on the road. But follow me on Instagram as I will share our travels and stops along the way.
So this weekend wraps up the summer and it sounds like it could be a bit soggy on Sunday and Monday - that's ok I've got lots of handwork and decorating to keep me busy. In the meantime I think I will go join Mr. Farmhouse, enjoy this beautiful day and catch a few rays of sunshine.
See you back here on the 13th as I get back to weekly blogging.
Sorry for no post tonight - I've been having camera issues for awhile and now find myself without one. But I have a new one coming on Thursday - yahooooo. So please stop back later Thursday evening (small learning curve I'm sure on this new camera) for a better post and one with pictures lol.
See Ya Thursday