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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

Monday, May 5, 2014

Bonding with Buttercup .....

I had a wonderful time this past weekend spending some quality time with Buttercup, my Bernina 440QE.


A total of three samples were ALMOST finished.  Two have the machine part finished but still quite a bit of handwork to do.


This one has all the borders on now and just has to be quilted ..... but we all know how I am about getting around to the quilting part! LOL

More pictures soon.  I have about 10 days to finish them before my next show which is in Winston-Salem, NC.

Blessings, Cathi

Thursday, May 1, 2014

A week at Camp Gainey .....

Along with everything else going on, The Married One and her hubby celebrated their 10th anniversary with a visit to Washington, DC.  Dear Hubby and I were lucky enough to keep Sweet Pea while they were gone.  

Since I haven't had pictures of her on here since January, I thought I would give you some sweet overload!

Day 1 ..... a visit to the local garden center.  She saw it more as a place to run and run and run!


Day 2 ..... a trip to Boone, NC.  Yucky weather but I think we found out that we have a budding artist!


Day 3 ..... Picture perfect weather for working in the garden and chasing the cat .....


Day 4 ..... It all came back to me in an instant ..... grocery shopping with a pre-toddler is tiring!!


Day 5 ...... Spoon tricks ..... she is truly talented!


Day 6 ...... found Mama and PaPa sick with a stomach virus, hopefully the same one that Sweet Pea had 2 weeks earlier so she doesn't get it.  Poor thing had to bask in the glow of her favorite tv shows while waiting for Mommy to come pick her up.  Thank goodness Mommy and Daddy were back in town and at work by the time we got sick.


All in all, a very good week with our Sweet Pea.  By the way, I could do with a few more of these ..... just sayin' .......

Blessings, Cathi