Tuesday, January 31, 2017
here we are finding ourselves at the last day of January!
Where oh where do these days go?
Many of you are Michigan Girls so you know that our winter here has been somewhat of a mild one so far.....but that also makes you take in to account that it is only the last day of January.
Winter here is most likely far from over, even if the Ground Hog doesn't see his shadow in a couple days! What the heck does he know anyway, he's in PA!
I am limping along with the new hip.....heading back to the Doc on Thursday for a X-ray. He didn't like the report of the sort of pain I'm having after standing, walking and pretty much normal activity.
I don't like it either.
Finished stitching this design up yesterday and will be in pattern form in a day or so and available to purchase as a PDF, paper or kit!
Flower and background color can be of another choice if you choose the kit, just need to know before I cut and pack.
My finish will be as a pillow.....you can choose a different method to finish if you please.
I just think a nice fresh pillow for each season is a good thing to have.....makes a decorating statement to welcome the new season without a lot of effort.
Now, I am off to pick up the Girls.....they are at the Doggie Salon getting groomed and spoiled by Miss Kelli. Sophie I'm sure will be tired....Ivy I'm thinking will be energized!
The will both be more beautiful and smelling oh so pretty though.
Watch soon for a schedule of classes for here in the Cellar Studio as well as those at
The Primitive Willow. I am working on it.....really, I am!
Enjoy the beauty of winter....it will turn to Spring.....soon!
From the Lane
Monday, January 9, 2017
yes, that's me behind the wheel, and yes, it does feel good! I took the big trip to town, 5 miles round trip. I know some of you are saying, "what's the big deal", right?
Let's just say that seeing I had not driven since November 30, 2016, the ground was snow covered and I was using a walker....it was a big deal to me, and yes again....it took courage.
The skies were blue, the sun was shining....and although it was bitter cold, I truly enjoyed my little jaunt to town and back. My stops were the Credit Union where there isn't a drive thru so I parked and made my way in and out without a hitch. After that I was feeling really courageous so I stopped in to see Cindy at The Primitive Willow. Of course they practically rolled out the red carpet for me there.....but they try to do that for everyone, so nice to have someone greet you with such warmth!
If you haven't stopped in to the Willow yet, or even if you have but maybe not yet this year....
you need to put it at the top of you list of things to do. That beautiful old building has undergone a complete change over from Holiday/Christmas to looking like Spring is on it's way.....
it looks fabulous and you are certain to find a treasure to take home with you.
While you're there don't forget to check out our wool corner.....just restocked all the Valdani threads and waiting now on the arrival of two large wool orders, some new notions and bolts of fabric.
Several different kits are available for wool appliqué and I will have a schedule of upcoming classes to share with you soon. Wool appliqué, needle punch and needle felting are a few that are on the docket for the New Year. Interested in receiving this information? Just send along an email to me at
firstname.lastname@example.org and I will add you to the list so you'll be among the first to know what we have to offer and when!
January classes are being offered for our
A wool applique project that is great for beginners and still fun for the experienced.
A few open seats at the January 25 class, 11am at The Primitive Willow as well as a couple of open spots on January 19, 6pm in the Cellar Studio on YellowDog Lane.
I will also have a few kits available if you can't make the class and would like to pick up a kit to make on your own. The finished project is a sweet pillow, just add the stuffing and the thread for stitching and you'll have a new treasure!
Thank you to all who have called, emailed, stopped by, sent cards and stayed in touch and on top of how my recoup from my hip replacement has been going. You are so appreciated!
The update....still one day at a time, not as quickly as I'd like to be progressing but still there is progress and less pain. I'm certainly not totally back in the saddle again, but.....
I am on the road again, and I hope to be back to doing everything very soon.
Doc appointment tomorrow, 5 1/2 weeks out and I'll see where we go from here!
I will be back to teaching class on the 18th, maybe cutting a head or two of hair here and there and I am happily already designing and stitching away almost every day!
Hope to see or hear from you soon.....
From the Lane.....
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