Sunday, June 26, 2016

Wheaten Woolens & a little giveaway


So this is the progress that I made on "Wooly Star Table Rug" during class.
Construction makes me nervous, so I was glad to get this part completed. (And it wasn't as difficult as I thought with a great teacher and several helpful table mates - thank you!) I'm confident that I can finish the rest. Unfortunately, I haven't had a chance to pick it back up since I have been home, but hopefully I will soon.


Here is the wool and hand-dyed velvet that came home with me.


And I couldn't resist this sweet little wool pin that Beth Anne made - so darling!


This beautiful wool applique is an original piece by Ginny Henson and is based on an antique hooked rug. I hope that I didn't drive Ginny crazy as I went back to look at it a dozen times before ultimately purchasing it ;) And I am so glad that I did! 


I purchased this wee needlebook from Rebekah.
My husband and I had a black cat when we were first married. Buck the cat lived to the ripe old age of  18.


Here is the inside. A page for needles and pins and a heart pocket for a pair of scissors.


These treasures are by Rebekah's daughter Kelsey.


Isn't the necklace pretty? I can't wait to wear it!


Thanks for joining me on my day trip to Iowa!
I'd like you to share in the fun, so here is a little charm pack of beautiful hand dyed green wool to match the beautiful greens in Barry & Beth Anne's garden.
Simply comment on this post or send an email to me at pgagliardi9@hotmail.com with "Giveaway" in the subject line and tell me what is your favorite part of the month of June?
I will draw a random winner on July 3rd.

Tomorrow I am heading back down to Mom & Dad's, but there will be more on that tomorrow.

"but those who hope in the Lord
    will renew their strength.
They will soar on wings like eagles;
    they will run and not grow weary,
    they will walk and not be faint."
~Isaiah 40:31

Blessings, Patti

46 comments:

WoolenSails said...

What a fun class to take and I love her work, the kitty case is so cute.
I do have her book, so hoping to start working on some pieces as gifts.

Debbie

Pamela said...

Looks like you had a great class! I love the kitty cat. So adorable. Looks just like my kitty.
Thanks for the chance.
Pam

marie said...

June means summer is here, hotter temps and the a/c going so I can hook and not be hot. Would love to visit Wheaton Wool someday--sigh!

Marilyn said...

Great progress on your Table Rug.
The other projects are great, and the little cat needlebook is a treasure, for sure.
The wools and velvets are so pretty.
Marilyn

Prims By The Water said...

I am just in awe of all that wool and gorgeous pieces. Keep up posted on your progress with your project. Janice

Gale said...

Hearing about and going to all the weddings in June even though I was married in August. The wool is beautiful.

Betsy said...

The part where school ends and I go on vacation for 8 weeks. Ok 6, we were robbed of two weeks due to an earlier start date this year

Rugs and Pugs said...

June = summer!
Thanks for a chance to win those yummy wools.
Once again you brought home some wonderful treasures. You are going to need a bigger house!!!
Hugs :)
Lauren

Glenda said...

My favorite time in June is the 28th. It's my daughter's birthday. She was due June the 1st and they induced labor on the 28th. The summer she was born 1977 , we had extreme heat in TN. Daytime highs of 100 and night time still in the high 80's and no air conditioning. Needless to say this Momma was glad when she was born. But she was beautiful and still is . Inside and Out. I love that beautiful wool.

Jacqueline said...

June means my grandkids are out of school. Yay.

dq said...

My favourite part of June is the longest day but then i hate how the days start to get shorter June is a bittersweet month!
dq bogfairy@yahoo.com

Me and My Stitches said...

Wish I would have known about the class! I'm in SE Iowa. Love her things, and love all of the treasures that made their way home with you. June...hmmm...normally I like the weather, but this year it is too hot and dry! I like the early spring flowers that we see in June!

susiedele said...

Always inspiring to visit your blog. You must have more energy than energizer bunny. lol
Please put my name in the hat for your generous give-away goodies.

mary said...

I have followed your blog for sometime and love all the ideas and posts..so beautiful I hope to be in the give a way drawing!! Hot here in Texas but we do use and love wool!!

Grandma Judy said...

June is wonderful weather in Minnesota. Also, the 4th of July is a favorite holiday as the family comes to visit, we all attend our local parade and fair. BBQ's, friends, and fun....For those few days I don't get to stitch but make up for it the hotter days of July....Thanks for the drawing, the wool is beautiful...

Mary A said...

I love the wools and all the other goodies! It's been very hot your way and I hope you have been able to stay hydrated. We hit 105 degrees today! Everyone stay cool!

Kathy MacKie said...

the end of June means I only have one more month until my Granddaughters are here for part of their summer holidays!

Dirt Road Primitives said...

Thank you for the wonderful tour, I enjoyed every bit of it....thank you for sharing...

Blessings
Rhonda

Claire said...

My favourite part of the month of June is the end of school and the beginning of summer. Fresh fruits and veggies in the garden and time with family and friends makes the end of June special. Love all the photos. Thank you! Have a great summer!

imsteelefullofscrap said...

Oh my looks like u had so much fun love your star and everything u purchased! Best part of June for me is the warm weather here in Ohio my old body can't handle the cold would love to win your giveaway, thank u
Jen.
(crazicrafter@yahoo.com)

thearttramp said...

So wonderful and thank you for sharing all these treasures. I am sure you will do an amazing job on your table rug!!!!

Jonette said...

Love all your treasures. Would love to win the pretty wool. I love all parts of June especially the long days and going swimming.

Jennifer M said...

Beautiful pieces! June to me is longer days so more time for stitching:) I didn't know about the class:( I have been to Wheaton Woolens and plan to go again, great shop! Thank you for a chance to win that yummy wool.
Jennifer
stonehousequilting@frontier.com

averyclaire.org said...

My favorite part of June is how lovely my garden blooms this month! Love the long lazy days calling me to sit outside, swim and work on the weeds! Love your wool trip!

Anonymous said...

Lucky you to take one of Rebekah's classes. As for the month of June, my favorite part of it is knowing that the next three months will be beautiful with flowers, greenery and lots of family times together!

Fran Caswell said...

What a great bunch of treasures you brought home. We have several June birthdays in my family so we get to celebrate with everyone. Thank you for the chance to win the beautiful wool.

susan hemann said...

What wonderful things you brought back! Gardening is my favorite for June, the planting and waiting and praying. I would love to enter your drawing. So kind of you. thank you.

Jennie in GA said...

Thanks for a chance to win. June always brings my annual trip to Caraway Rug School...what could be better!!! By the way, that bird mat is a treasure...glad you got it and shared it with us.

Mary Margaret said...

My son is starting college this fall in Des Moines...(we are from Michigan). Guess what is on the way to Des Moines???

So tickled. Thanks for the giveaway.

Gretchen Schlier said...

June is...the closing of school, sleeping later, taking trips to the lake in Maine, practicing my flute more often and sewing-sewing-sewing!!!

monica said...

Looks like a fun trip. Love all your purchases. I'm still working on my wooly star mat...a great project.

Pebbles said...

Thank you so much for sharing your journey. The wool colors are lovely and rich. I would love to WIN!

Susan Norbut said...

I would love to win these! June in Florida means tees and flip flops, popsicles and playing in the water hose! Susan N

Susan McQuade said...

Hi Patti! My favorite part of June is the longest day! Blessings!

mckinney37397 said...

My favorite part of summer all the fresh fruits and vegetables and of course vacation

mckinney37397 said...

My favorite part of summer all the fresh fruits and vegetables and of course vacation

Eileen said...

Looks like you had a great time in class! Love the goodies you came home with, especially the necklace-so delicate looking.
My favorite part of June is my grandson's enjoyment of the last week of school. He just finished 1st grade, so they watched movies all week. He loved coming home on the bus with his friends and then waving goodbye to some of them for the summer.

Kathy R. said...

I love reading about your trips and classes. The black cat needle case is adorable. I currently have a black kitty named Trouble who is a newly diagnosed diabetic. He is doing well on his new diet and insulin shots. I would love to make it to Wheaton Woolens someday. Those green charms look lovely. My favorite part of June is strawberry season and watching the garden grow. Thanks for the chance to win the wool charms.

Vicki Jo said...

What beautiful things you found at your class! Thanks for sharing them with us. My favorite part of June is celebrating the birth of my daughter on June 8 -- she's 32 now and I have no idea how that went by so fast! (Now my favorite part of April is celebrating her two year old daughter's birthday!)

Linda said...

The wool is beautiful and the handwork is gorgeous I always enjoy your sharing of your travels and projects June 14 FLag day brought a Daughter two OF MY Favorite THINGS You cant go wrong with all the lovely flowers either Please enter me in your giveaway Thank you

linda m

annie said...

Beautiful, I loved all of them.
My favorite part of June, our anniversary.
This year made 38 years :)

Nancy Turner said...

June?its finally summer the birds are bringing babies to the feeders, longer days, balmy nights and the best is walking barefoot in the grass nancy in wi

Lyneen Burrow said...

Your blog always lifts me up and inspires me, thanks for sharing your new goodies!!!

Debra G said...

My favorite part of June? fireflies, long long days of daylight, fresh veggies from the farmers market, swimming in the pool, reading in the evening on the screening in porch with the ceiling fans on high, oh, June is wonderful!

Ronnie said...

My favorite part of June is our anniversary is June7, it is 46 years. Seems like a short time ago! Prayers for your mother.

Heather Anderson said...

I'mI'm a teacher and school gets out in June- this means that I have more free time to stitch!