Wednesday, November 16, 2011

November 16th, 2011

This year has kept me very busy, too busy to post in many months as you can see.
This has not been a good year for many that I know and love and hopefully it can only get better from here on out.
Several of you allready know that Karen and I are temporarily giving American Color Woolens a rest due to family health issues.
Unfortunately too much of our time is and has been devoted to care giving this year and it has become too grueling to keep up with our own families, other careers, and American Color Woolens at the same time.
We would like to thank everyone who supported us in this venture and hope that someday we will be able to offer our designs again.
I hope that all of you are able to suround yourselves with the people that you love for this Holiday season and enjoy them as they are meant to be.
With warm regards,
Karen and Jeannine.

"Medieval Advertising"

"Medieval Advertising"
This rug was hooked by Sunnie Andress using our Dusty Charcoal as a background. Thank you Sunnie for sharing this fantastic piece with us.

The Designer Craftsmen show

The Designer Craftsman show is an awesome show.
So many fabulous artists, what an honor it is to do a show with some of the greatest Early American Crafters in America.
Ice threatened the entire day on Saturday so attendance was clearly at a minimum but all in all, it was a fun weekend.
Our neighbors were all fantastic.
Deborah Hartwick of Heartwell Desings had wonderful little pin cushions as usual and is a very sharing person along with her helper, Micky Mackie. Try saying that ten times fast.
Micky's son owns a vineyard in Virginia which we hope to tour when we do our Waterford show in the fall.
Leonard Marshark and his lovely wife Eve were on the other side with his intricately carved clocks.
Oh to be able to own one of them.
Anne and John Childs were directly across from us.
Anne does beautiful little water colored paintings and then frames them in old frames.
Very inspiring as we watched in awe as the lines gathered in her booth.
Now its time to regroup and figure out what we need to do for our next show.
Some smalls I whipped up for the Designer Craftsman show this weekend.
Hope they sell.

Mother robin with babies pincushion and pair of finches hooked mat

Chickadee pincushion with Chickadee hooked mat

Christmas Past

Christmas Past
The background in this rug is hooked with Misty Harbor The gold is Lancaster gold and some of the red is Hannahs Red

When Hairy met Sally

When Hairy met Sally
The sheep were hooked with Lambskin, Olde Salem Gray and Irish Chain.
The dark brown in the ram is Irish Chain dyed.
All these wools take dye phenominally.
The background is Dusty Charcoal.