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,


Kim said...

That wool is gorgeous but your new car is HOT. nice to see a post from you again.

Julia said...

Hi Sheri, it's amazing to see all the stuff you got for the show. You have some great looking wool to die for and I LOVE that necklace of the sheep in high heel and I can't help but to think about Kim in high hell, ha,ha... and her metal bracelet.

That car is sizzling HOT, enough to give you hot flashes... even though it's rather cool now.

I've had the same problem as you with the bone and hip pain but eventually it went away but it was really painful at first. It felt like my hips would come apart and I walked like an old lady for a while but I'm doing much better now.

I've been on estrogen blocker Tamoxefen for 5 years and then on Letrosole for another four + a few months and then I don't know what will happen. I'm also on bone building medicine because of osteoporosis caused by the estrogen blocker.

I hope that you get your energy back soon. JB

Julia said...

I mean in high heels. he,he... JB

Orange Sink said...

I got so excited when I saw a your post pop up on my blog roll! Wow! You don't let the moss grow under your feet do ya!! It sounds like your show was a fantastic success...... LOVE LOVE your new wheels! You deserve every inch of that hot metal girl!! I think you should change the name of your business to Hot Wool and Wheels!! LOL! Just kidding!
SSOOOOO Glad you're back!!!
Cathy G

Taos Sunflower said...

Sheri: I'm so happy to see you posting!!! I wish I could put a raid on that wool stash in person. Glad to hear you'll be putting them on your Etsy shop. Even better news that you're feeling better and holy moly, are you productive! I'd love some of that energy...XXXX

Woolly Lott Rugs said...

Great to see you posting again Sheri. I worried that you were not feeling well, hope you are better now and ready to hook. Your booth looked great and I love the apron you had on! Great car too.


Primitives By The Light of The Moon said...

It was great to see you at Warsaw and loved your booth. I purchased the old lady doll and just love her toothless grin :) That is one sporty car you go girl!!!

Rugs and Pugs said...

Sheri ~
SO GOOD to hear from you!!! Those are some gorgeous wools and your mid-life crisis car is way cool!
Hugs :)

ShabbySheep said...

Thanks for all your welcome back messages. Believe me, it's great to be back and feeling like doing "my thing" again! Still need to finish my little Karen Kahle bag I started at the beginning of summer. I hooked it in denim blues and white~for a summer bag. Next year for sure!!!

Ter'e said...

Oh Sweetie Pie!
I knew something was up! I hate being so dang far away!
Love the car - and - OMG all that wool.
Do not wear yourself out. Sure great to see you posting.

Miccosukee said...

Hi Sheri,

Love to see what all you have been doing. Glad the bone pain is gone and you can feel like a human again. Seeing all your goodies means I have to make a trip over to etsy.

But come on, girlfriend, give us the details on that hot new car! I am still in my 2001 Rodeo which I will have to keep until it dies as it hasn't even hit 50,000 miles yet. Having those hot wheels will sure make a rug trip so much more fun!

Love that you posted again. Please keep it up.


Jeanne (RED) said...

Hi, Sheri, so good to hear from you! I would have loved to have made it to Warsaw but I am still in a wheelchair and hard to get around. Those dyed pieces were just gorgeous, and it looks like you were really working hard on everything else. So glad you are feeling better now. Your car is snazzy--whew! Hot, Girl! Take care! Jeanne

dulcy said...

My gosh! I don't talk to you for a week, and look at all you've done! Well.... I know you worked all summer on the beautiful items for the show, but the car..... Let's take a spin this week! I'm out and about to some extent now. Please call me and we'll make a plan...

Ter'e said...

I sure do miss my Sheri postings!!!!

Jeanne (RED) Langston said...

Me, too. Would love to hear about you! Let us know, OK? Love, Jeanne (RED)

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Ter'e said...

It's January!
Missing you LOTS!!!!!!!
Don't make me come up there.


Faith, Trust and Pixie Dust said...

Wow Sheri, you have been busy. Hope it goes well. BTW, as a Pixie Dust follower, you are invited to pop over & enter a giveaway for an awesome clock. Good luck & thanks for reading!

Warmly, Michelle

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Lisa~A Cottage To Me said...

Hi Sheri,
Thanks for dropping by my blog. I always enjoy meeting new people. Having just met you I am sorry to read about your breast cancer. Hope you are feeling better after taking such harsh medication.

To answer your question about the Stop Dog/Cat spray....my Loosey laid down and rolled and rolled and rolled in it! She loved it! Delilah, didn't seem to faze her either. So for my dogs, it didn't work! It will be getting returned, ha,ha! I guess as Tami said, rocks in their holes!
Have a great road trip!