So much has happened since I last posted. First a sincere thank you to all who left comments and sent emails about my father-in-law.
I was asked to give a program last weekend for a group of quilters in Columbia, SC. It was the perfect opportunity to introduce my new business, Shakerwood Woolens. I finally decided to start selling my hand-dyed wool. I took all the wool I had dyed up to that point just to show them what I had been doing. They bought half of it! I was really surprised. I still have some of the business plan to work out but I am on my way. I am going to sell mostly through being a vendor at quilt shows and retreats. I am going to make this one-time (maybe!) plea. If you know of a quilt show or retreat that would want hand-dyed wool as a vendor in the Carolinas, Virginia or Georgia, please let me know.
I went to the Quilting and Needle Art Extravaganza held in Statesville, NC last Friday. About 40 vendors of quilt shops, wool, scrapbooking, yarn shops, etc. held in one place.
I HAD to make some purchases so I decided on this two-sided hoop and pattern for a punch needle project. I already owned the punch needle thinking I would learn "one day". It is really fun to do. Hopefully I can show a finished project soon.
The pattern is by Brenda Gervais. I just love her designs. I just love this hoop. They can be used separately or with the joining posts. Like the lady said that sold it to me. I could have a project going on both hoops at the same time. Like I need MORE projects going on simultaneously!!