Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Where have I been, you ask?

I've been working on stuff to take to be a vendor at the First Annual Truman Lake Rug Show and Hook In that was put
on by Patty Wallace and her "flock" from Saltbox Primitive Woolens. What a GREAT time! I was also taking some horrible
medicine that is supposed to prevent the breast cancer from returning and it had me crippled with bone pain. (literally walking with a cane in my house) I got off that stuff about three weeks ago and the difference in my health is unbelievable!!! For the better, I should say.

Here's our living room before the show.

Hungry? This is our dining room! (can't believe I'm showing you this!?!)

This is some of the "hooker" jewelry I was selling at the show.
You can order these necklaces here from my blog before I put them in my Etsy shop. They are only $14.00 and come on 18" or 24" ball chains and this beautiful ribbon too! Email me at shabbysheep1@gmail.com to order!

This is part of my booth at the show. See the wild wool on the left? It's from Jane Green's new dye book. It's called fry-pot wool, as it's done in an electric deep fryer. You roll up the wool lengthwise and put it in the basket like a turbin. Then dye each color and let it "cook" until one color is absorbed. Then I let it cool, roll it up again and do color number two, etc. Some of these pieces have 5 colors of dye and took four hours each to dye!! I plan on putting these on my Etsy store too. I'm selling them "by the notch" so people can either buy the whole piece, half a piece or just pick out the part they like. Most at the show bought the whole piece, however. It's so beautiful. Not bragging, but it's Really cool!!!!

I know that Tammy from Skip To My Ewe posted some pictures of the rug show on her blog. I'll post some tomorrow too. (Still not back up to normal energy levels yet)

I just got a tip that a lady from Ridgedale, MO has been to an estate sale and has Tons of Dorr wool for sale at her house. It's only about 40-45 minutes from here so I'm thinking about taking a little road trip tomorrow to check it out. I just got a mid-life crisis car!

Until tomorrow,