Seriously can you all believe that Thanksgiving is next week. While waiting for sleep to catch up with me the other night (ever have those nights when the eyes say "YES -SLEEP" and the brain says "NO-NOT NOW") and I was thinking about the week and what I needed to get done and where I needed to be. So I thought shoot is Thanksgiving next week, naaaah that can't be right it must be 2 weeks away - then I realized, nope it was next week and a little nudge of panic dropped by. WOW hasn't November just been a blur or has it just been me? Tell me I'm not alone in that boat, I want a passenger or 2, lol.
Monday I headed down to Minneapolis to go to the gift market to get a few things on order. I gave a call to a couple of prim loving friends and asked if they wanted to help me shop for some good prim things for the new store. More eyes are always better and unfortunately I'm only able to bring 2 people with me as guests, Kari can get in on her own. So these 3 friends put on their comfy shoes and got ready for a day of what I thought would be great shopping. But FIRST - we needed to head to my favorite wool store The Wooly Red Rug
to get some green wool on order. My goodness I'm short in that category, can you imagine that, lol. But I am, green is a wool that's almost always called into play on a project. Laurie is such a peach to work with and is always willing to fire up the dye pots to custom dye pieces for me.
Look who came along and is feeling the wool fever
Ms. Kari has her arms full of some wonderful wools she NEEDED for some upcoming designs she has planned. Ms Faye was more than happy to help in anyway she could. But don't let her empty arms fool ya - she had a nice little grouping of wool right around the corner :). In fact we all did - I won't say who won for the most wool purchased that day - no sirrreeee I won't be saying nuttin
Laurie's wool supply had been hit hard a couple of days earlier by some very eager customers, but we all managed to do lots of damage to the wallets. The shop is always full of inspiration
Thanks Laurie for spending part of your morning helping us out - we all left full of inspiration like we always do
Next stop was gift market where I had planned on placing some orders for the store. I knew that this weekend was sample weekend where they sell off all of the discontinued and overstock pieces from this year. Didn't know that Monday was a day you could buy as well. Talk about chaos in the showrooms that were open - so I had to change my focus (which took me about an hour to do) and instead did some shopping for cash and carry items. Turned out to be a good trip, but not what I planned.
Yesterday was the monthly Wooly get together. A little show and tell from the group
look at these teeny tiny blocks - YIKES
somebody's been busy in the workshop again :)
Now we've all got this fever - rug hooking fever that is. Yikes it's always something isn't it. Ms. Denise brought along her rug hooking paraphernalia so we could all take a spin on it and see if it "snaps our socks" or not - here's Ms. Shod giving it a spin
how to cut the wool into strips (gasp can you really cut up the wool, lol)
Ms. D's projects in progress
So did we catch the fever, did it "snap our socks" - oh ya it did, bowled us right over and now we are ready to start hooking, LOL.
Thanks Denise for the little class tutorial and being so patient with your wooly friends and thanks Jolene for a great day and a wonderful lunch - yummm. She made an amazing hot cheese dip that I will share the recipe for when she shares it with us. Up next month it's the Christmas party here and we all need to make a pincushion for a gift exchange. So far I don't think anyone has tackled that project - but we all have plans and isn't that half the battle, lol. That's what we keep telling ourselves. I made strict rules on this one that may come back to bite me in the hiney, lol.
So I told myself this post could only take a 1/2 hour and I'm just a bit passed that. You bloggers out there know how long this can take to do. So if this post seems all over the place, hopefully you can make sense of it. Today I'm decorating for the holidays and want to get going. No trees will go up until next weekend, but the other stuff I hope to have done by the end of this weekend. So I will have show and tell next week to share.
Wishing you all a wonderful weekend
Until Next Time