When Mother Tother (that's what we call our Mom) asks "when are you going to update your blog" - I said today or tomorrow (that was actually on Sunday) I promise - so here I am 3 days later :).
So what's been happening here at the Farmhouse? My sweet boys put together - by themselves I might add - to come home on Mother's Day to take me out to lunch. Was the best gift I could have gotten - spending the afternoon with them. My sweet DIL had to work that day - and I missed time with her as well. But I did tell the boy's - part of the gift is a family picture, lol
Mr. Farmhouse bought himself a new toy (this is big as the man spends very little money on himself) and so the boys had to go for a ride - well actually we all did including Ms. Cami, lol - another family moment :)
One morning I was looking out the door and thought the pontoon was smoking for some reason - upon closer look - yes I did walk down there, was an infestation of some type of very small gnat - and just for that one day - crazy isn't it - haven't seen them since
YUCK is all I can say - they were everywhere
The local Quilts of Valor chapters took a very emotional trip down to Fort Knox to deliver over 600 quilts. The send off was a beautiful was to start their trip - wasn't to many dry eyes when that bus pulled out complete with police and motorcade escort. So much of their trip was filled with donations and support. Someone even paid to have that awesome writing on the bus. Hancock's down in Paducah donated bolts and bolts of fabric when they visited the store - meals were available to them in most of the towns they stopped at and just lots of blessing came there way. If you want to read the blog about their trip - stop by here.
I went to the International Quilt Market a couple of weeks ago and purchased some really fun things for the store. I'm ashamed to say that I rarely took out my camera during the trip - I need to get Little Silver out much more - it's getting rusty, lol. I went down early with Kari and Faye to help with the set up of Kari's booth.
Her booth was a 50's Home Ec classroom. Ms. Faye worked hard on making it happen and she did an awesome job - it rocked sister :). I didn't get a picture of the finished booth - but I'm sure that Faye or Kari will post pics of it.
That first day was full of lots of adventures - some stressful but most of them hysterical. The place that we ended up having dinner that night had paper on top of their tables so that you could write on if you wanted to - sooooo we decided to write down some of the days events - laughing the entire time, partly because the events were so funny and partly because we were exhausted and hungry. It turned out to be very hot and humid those 2 days of set-up. Sorry Anne - who I told - nah it really doesn't get to hot and humid in May when she asked about the weather before coming here - oops I was wrong on that one
I did get a picture of sweet Renee from Liberty Star during her schoolhouse series. Besides being sweet she's such hoot to chat with and I enjoyed her talk very much. She has another new book coming out - but not until the fall of 2011.
I was thrilled to meet up with some bloggers as well as readers of my blog - meeting people from blogland is always so much fun - thank you to all of you who introduced yourselves to me it was the highlight of my trip. This gives some of you (and you know who you are, lol) to leave a comment and then I'll have your email :) - I'm just sayin, lol. Because of blogging I've met so many people I would never have had the opportunity to meet.
Because spring market was held in Minneapolis this year. Several of the MN designers put together a shop hop of sorts by having a MN passport that you needed to have stamped at each of the MN designers participating. Those completing the passport had their names put into a drawing and each of the designers donated a finished sample of one of their new patterns - group shot at the end of their schoolhouse series - very talented group
Remember this place
It now has a new family living in it. That chapter of our life is over and I'm happy to say that the new family living in the house will love it and take care of it like we did. That's a great feeling :).
I love hooked rugs - I think they are beautiful little pieces of art. Yes I've tried being a hooker - I just had to say it that way, sorry. Anyway I've tried rug hooking and found it just doesn't snap my socks - so I'm willing to pay for another artists work. I found this adorable one on ebay - and it screamed my name - perfect for me. I love rabbits (my first home based business was called Rabbit Hollow), wool and Americana - and I had the perfect place for it
How adorable is that. I've come across this wonderful stitcher on ebay as well. Her workmanship is amazing and her designs are so fun. I've boughten a couple of pin keeps from her as well as a sewing roll. She doesn't do custom work, but must have felt sorry for me and said she would make me this - it's the perfect notebook to keep track of wool kits and such at the store
Beautiful overdyed black wool stitched onto a creamy nubby tan wool.
Isn't this just freakin cute. I sent her a picture of my logo and she came up with this. I adore it and thanked her for taking this on. Like I said she doesn't do custom work so I was grateful she took this one on.
I had some furniture delivered to the store for display purposes - this one didn't fit yet so it came home with me
- yup you guessed it - it's not going back, lol. Still needs some tweaking - but I love the spot it's sitting in. I've been working on the house finally - so I will have somethings to share. I've decided that I need to either use this blog or shut it down - so I'm going to try very hard to keep it up. Since I pay for a typepad account - if I'm not going to blog I have to quit spending money on something I'm not using. I'm toying with the idea of opening a blogspot account - because it's free. Anyone have both and can give me an opinion on either one.
I want to thank each one of you who take the time to stop by and even if you don't leave a comment, know that I appreciate your visit. As much as I would love to answer back to those of you who comment - time just won't allow that and I hope you understand that. I do try to answer those you ask questions - but sometimes that doesn't even happen. Thank you also for the sweet emails - those are always a day brightener and if you have a special question that's probably the easiest way for me to get back to you. So there ya go Mother Tother - I'm updated :). On that note - time to head to the shop - have a great day. BTW if you want to head to the website Farmhouse Woolens and Dry Goods and sign up for my newsletter - starting today I will be sending one out each Wednesday with a fun recipe as well as a discount and special kit for the week.
Until Next Time