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Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Rustic Moire Wool Threads has introduced tho new colors of threads .....

#320 - Cherry


#585 - BlueJeans

Aren't they just yummy!?

Both are now available on the website along with updated quantities of all the other 105 colors!

Blessings, Cathi

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Many of you have asked about the Liberty Girls and what they are all about. Designed by Liberty Rose Patterns, these girls are based off the original Miss Jump books designed by the late Linda Brannock and for right now are only available through Shakerwood Woolens. Liberty Rose was given permission by Linda to "tweak" Miss Jump and so they did! All 11 girls are available in pattern form on the website. 7 of them have been kitted with the remaining 4 being kitted soon. Each order containing one of the Liberty Girls patterns and/or kits will come with a bonus sheet of Sharon's alphabet for you to change the name if you want.

Blessings, Cathi

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Nelson and I sharing a little porch time and lower humidity before I head to work .....

Blessings, Cathi

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Rustic Wool Moire threads are here!.....

We have just added a new line of threads to our website and in our booth at shows!

Rustic Wool Moire threads from Spain are 100% wool threads that are a little coarser than usual but the possibilities are wonderful.  Just right for a more primitive, 
heather-y look ....... these can be used for wool applique, embroidery stitches, crazy stitches as well as punch needle!

Available on our website here .....Rustic Wool Moire threads

We have/had 50 colors available.  It went live on the website yesterday afternoon.  When we woke up this morning, 17 colors were sold out!  But if you see a color you like that is "out of stock", we have added a "wishlist" button.  Not an obligation but  to give us an idea of what to re-order and how much.

Blessings, Cathi

Thursday, May 19, 2016

To keep all the balls juggling in the air (cause that's what we do!), my new office hours effective immediately are Tuesday thru Saturday from 9:00 until 5:00 EST.

I try really hard to make sure I can spend time with the Hubster, the grandkids, the Lord, the sewing machine, the garden and my inner soul (not necessarily in that order!) along with running a business so please don't take it personally if I don't answer emails late at night or answer my phone on a Sunday afternoon. Thanks for understanding!

Blessings, Cathi

Monday, February 29, 2016

Monday morning and Employee of the Month is hard at work with designs and the dreaded paperwork. What would I do without her! Gotta love that girl ......

Blessings, Cathi

Friday, February 26, 2016

Setup starts this afternoon for the Carolina One Stop Shop Hop! It's a wonderful one day vendor-only show located in Lancaster, South Carolina on the USC-Lancaster campus. Time is from 9 - 4 on Saturday. We're expecting great weather tomorrow (unlike some other years) so come out and visit!

Blessings, Cathi

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Another rainy day in the dye pots ..... but we have a show this weekend so off to work! This Saturday is the 10th annual Carolina One Stop Shop Hop on the USC-Lancaster campus in Lancaster, South Carolina. Always a wonderful turnout for this one day, vendor-only show. Visit their Facebook page for the list of 20 vendors attending this year. Always a treat!

Blessings, Cathi

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

First day on the job for the little man. 

(Employee of the Month (sister) is at pre-school.) 

His title will be either Quality Control Officer 

or Shipping Manager ......

 I don't think he's overly excited about either one right now! Time will tell.....

Blessings, Cathi

Sunday, February 21, 2016

If you are in love with Crane Design's three landscapes (who isn't!) but don't want the whole kit, the "backgrounds only" are an option now on the website! Go to either the "kits" page or the "Crane Design" page, then click "choose options".
 Easy ..... peasy!

Blessings, Cathi

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Mill Creek Run is now on the website as a pattern AND a kit!  The pattern alone is $14.00 (if you have ever purchased one of Jan's patterns in the past, you will know why the cost ..... her directions and graphics are PHENOMENAL).  The kit is $90.00 which includes the pattern.

Here is the link ......

Blessings, Cathi

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

We've had torrential downpours today in the Piedmont region of SC with another band headed our way. But that doesn't mean we can't have fun in the dye pots!

Blessings, Cathi

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Mill Creek Run .....

The next in the series by Jan Mott of Crane Design is here! We're so excited that Jan used our wools to design this spring companion to "Seaside" and "Winter Sleigh Ride". Introducing "Mill Creek Run". We're taking orders for the pattern which should be here by the end of the week. Look on our website on the Crane Design page. We will start dyeing the kits tomorrow and will have an availability date and price withing a few days. So excited about this one!! 

Blessings, Cathi

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Wool dyeing? ..... I think not .....

No wool dyeing yesterday or today! I'd rather have snow than this icy/freezing rain/sleet stuff. Prayers that our power holds. We don't have a good track record for keeping the power on with this mess!

We did have about of inch of show this morning but that sneaky little ice pack is hidden underneath.  Think I will call a snow day again!

Blessings, Cathi

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Back in the saddle .....

I usually take my birthday off (it was last week) to have a day with no phone, no Facebook, no "web-surfing" ..... just me and my Bernina humming along .... watching Criminal Minds marathons or PBS Masterpiece. But the weather on that day was PERFECT for dyeing wool. Soooo, since last Friday was cold and raining, I moved my birthday to Friday and spent part of the day hooking instead. 

This is a project that has been sitting in limbo for 13 (yes, THIRTEEN) years. It is also my first ever hooking project.  I plan on taking lessons (again) because there is ALWAYS something I can learn.

It's supposed to be cold and raining again this Friday.  A coincidence  ....... hmmmm.

Blessings, Cathi

Saturday, January 2, 2016

First vending show of the year .....

First show of the year is just 6 days away! Come join us in Sanford, NC (just below Raleigh) at the Dennis Wicker Civic Center on Nash Street next Friday and Saturday (January 8th and 9th).

Blessings, Cathi

Friday, January 1, 2016

Happy New Year .....!

Blessings, Cathi