Saturday, October 25, 2014


SAFF stands for Southeastern Animal Fiber Fair,
 which is being held at the WNC Agriculture Center in Fletcher, NC this weekend.

Yesterday Pog and I spent the morning seeing more fiber, spinning wheels, looms and
other fiber tools than you can imagine in one place!

It's a lot of fun but I enjoy seeing the animals the most.
I used to raise sheep and goats but now that I am not on a farm,
 I miss being around animals.

I enjoyed being able to pet these guys. 
I love the expression on their faces and they were so soft!

I saw this little one visiting with her owner.
 The tiniest Dachshund puppy I have ever seen.
She was so playful and friendly. 
My cat is three times bigger than this pup!
I looked at Pog after playing with her, rubbing that so soft tummy
 and what did Pog say?
Ah well.. at least I got to play with this one.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Wooly White Pumpkins

I finished some wooly white pumpkins I have been working on today.
The large one has a real pumpkin stem, saved from last years Jack O Lantern.
 I am still into that four sided thing. 
There is a leaf and star showing but there is a black bird 
and another leaf on the other sections.

The little pillow is a wool pumpkin stitched onto vintage ticking fabric. 
The little pumpkins have stick stems and some of my hand spun wool for curly vines.
I can't seem to stop making pumpkins! 
Must be Autumn fever!

Friday, October 17, 2014

Pumpkin Surprise

Did you guess what the surprise would be on my pumpkins?
 They have four faces! 

 The top one’s four faces are smiling, scary, winking and sleepy. 

The middle one’s faces are all smiling,

and the bottom one is all scary faces! 

It took a lot of stitching to make these guys 
but I had a lot of fun even if my fingers did get a little sore! 
I used some of my hand dyed wool fabric on the scary ones body 
and spent way too much time sorting out buttons to find just the right ones for their faces.

Here is the Four Faced Pumpkins with some of their friends in the studio.

That snowball is still lurking around all the pumpkins 

so I know you can guess what he is up too!

Friday, October 3, 2014

October Welcome

My favorite time of the year has arrived!
It seems like September disappeared in a blur and Autumn arrived in a hurry.
 So happy to see cooler temps, leaves turning color and pumpkins on the porch!
I am an October baby so this has always been my favorite month since I was a child.

Time has gotten away from me lately from working in the studio, taking a week to visit my daughter and taking a few day trips with Pog to celebrate our 10th anniversary.

My daughter and I did a “little” shopping during our week together. 
We visited The Rusty Bucket in Cary, Thistle Bee Quilt Shoppe in Goldsboro and 
one of our favorites Lone Star Mercantile in Fuquay-Varina.
What can I say? Seems like we can never have enough fabric. 

There are a couple of velvets there too and some chenille trim for snowmen.
 In the meantime I ordered wool from Heavens to Betsy
I am in love with the black/orange stripe so I may have to order more of that! 

The black/orange on the bottom is a reversible stripe.
  Also during our week, my daughter started making her first doll.
The easiest one to start with is Raggedy Ann and she did a great job! 

I like how she put her own twist on fabric colors.
We will finish up the clothes on our next visit.

I also stopped at one of my favorite antique shops on the way home
 and found a fifteen dollar firkin. 

 It is not particularly old and missing the lid but will be great with a little cleaning.
 It looked like someone had already tried to clean it and then make it look rustic
 so I don’t mind working on this one a little more. 
I may put a small tree in it this Christmas.

The table runners and dishtowels I was working on are finally finished 
and one of the looms now has a warp for more runners. 

For now though, I have Fall Fever and have started making a few pumpkins. 
These have a surprise and I will show you soon what that is,
 but for now here is a little peak of the pumpkin fun going on it the studio.

The white one is a snowball that decided to sneak in on the fun!

Welcome October!