Thursday, June 25, 2009

Quiet Corner Rug Show

If you're near Woodstock, CT this Saturday, June 27, drop by the Woodstock Fairgrounds between 9 am and 3pm. It's the annual Quiet Corner Guild's Rug Show, and I hear it's wonderful! The speaker is Elizabeth Black, there's over 100 rugs on display plus vendors, demonstrations, and door prizes. I'm so excited to be able to go not to mention that Barb and Sarah of Hallowed Hill Primitives will be vending again this year. I've run into them two other times, and besides having some gorgeous rugs, patterns, and supplies, they are two of the nicest people to meet up with for a chat off-line! lol

Hope to see you there!!!

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

A new rug & some new friends!

Hey folks! I spent Saturday manning my booth at the Woodbury Flea Market, and had a great time. Saw some old pals, and met new people, both of which is fun! While chatting around, I did notice a running theme. Many people commented that their mother/grandmother/aunt/neighbor,etc, hooked rugs, but they never took the time out to learn...or just wasn't interested. I guess that's why so many of the old art forms are dying out, and I think that's a shame. But I'm also glad that there's so many out there that still appreciate handmade in the US items as opposed to look-alikes from other countries.

Three of my smaller rugs sold on Saturday, two of them traveling out of the country, to the UK, I think. The barn red star on the black/brown herringbone background, and the wooley sheep both took a ride on a jet plane, and the Bee Happy mat went home with someone from our happy state. One of the rugs that didn't sell on Saturday went up on Ebay tonight, and I think it's a great combo of colors and would look great anywhere year 'round.

A sweet fraktur tulip, and as always, some of the colors look brighter than they really are. Maybe one day I'll hit the lotto and buy a camera with more pixels! lol

I did spend some time gardening on Sunday, and as soon as it stops raining, I'll post some pics. He bought a pear tree for the front of the house, and two beautiful Abraham Darby roses that he planted against the garden fence. Those roses smell wonderful, and have a great creamy/apricot color on multiple petaled roses. The tree and roses were my anniversary present....22 years on Saturday. What a guy!! I got him socks...hey, don't judge, if you know Aaron (hubby) you'll understand!! LOL