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Sunday, August 31, 2014

Congratulations to .....

Between the likes and comments and followers on both this blog and my business Facebook page, out of hundreds of entries, 


is the winner of my 4th anniversary giveaway!

Congratulations, Roxie!!

I am overwhelmed by all the warm wishes and sweet comments left by everyone here and on Facebook.

I am so encouraged by all of you.  There will be more surprises coming soon on here and on the website so stay tuned!

And thank you from the bottom of my heart .....

Blessings, Cathi

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Shades of Pumpkin Patch .....

Shades of Pumpkin Patch are hanging on the line this afternoon.  

It's just miserably hot out today not so much with the heat but the humidity.  So if I can't FEEL Fall, I can at least look at it! And if I went in to the house I would hear it on the tv.  College football is back!  Whoohoo!!

Remember the 4th anniversary giveaway ends tonight at midnight EST.  See the post below for how to enter.  The winner will be announced sometime tomorrow.

Good luck!

Blessings, Cathi

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

We're having a giveaway because four years ago today .....

I made my first sale as a new business owner! 

That first sale was two Fat 1/16s at the Anderson Area Quilt Show in Anderson, South Carolina.  I had one eight foot table, a pile of wool, a bunch of patterns by Cheri Payne and Lisa Bongean, and a small enamel bowl of Valdani perle cotton.

I don't look very different in four years but the booth does!

In honor of this milestone, I am having a giveaway!  For each of the following things you do, you will receive one "entrance" into the drawing.

1. Follow this blog (I will be blogging more often from now on .... honest!). If you already follow this blog, please let me know in your comment below.

2. Leave a comment on THIS post.

3. "Like" my Shakerwood Woolens Facebook page.  See the link to the left.  If you already follow my Facebook page, you already have one entrance.

4. Leave a comment on the Facebook post that announces the giveaway.

There you have it ..... 4 ways to enter, 4 chances to win.

And what will you win?

This grouping of goodies ...... a charm pack of 10 autumn color wools, a Penny Stack (50 - 2" squares"), a Baby Bundle of Pumpkin Patch gradated wools, a Baby Bundle of creamy yellows and golds, (2) 1/2 yard cuts of Primitive Gatherings tea-dyed muslins and a tube of 8 bobbins each filled with autumn colored Aurifil Wool threads.  Each bobbin has approximately 18 yards.

There you have it.  The drawing will close on Saturday night (August 30th at midnight EST).  The winner will be announced sometime on Sunday.

Thanks so much to all of you that have supported us these past four years.  
Onward and upward!

Blessings, Cathi

Monday, May 12, 2014

35 years and counting .....

I sure do love this guy ..... even after 35 years together ...... it just feels right!

Blessings, Cathi

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Winston-Salem, Here I Come .....

I've been in the Wool Barn early the past few mornings, trying to beat the 90° heat that was/is expected in the afternoons.  Yes, I have air-conditioning but it just seemed too contradictory to run the a/c while I'm heating up pots to dye wool.   And I'm cheap :>)

Yesterday morning I had 21 pots finished by 1:30. Then I turned on the a/c and started cutting kits.

All in preparation for my next show in Winston-Salem! Home guild to Carrie (A Passion for Applique)
and Mrs. Goodneedle (From the Strawberry Patch).

The show is May 16th and 17th from 9am to 5pm each day.  It will be held at Parkway Presbyterian Church.  For more information, click here.

And for those wondering/worrying, the white chair so close to the dye pots is a Goodwill find covered in white Pleather.  There is more cat hair on it than dye!  And it is only a work room ..... 

Blessings, Cathi