Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Catching Up on a Windy, Rainy Day

Been awhile since I posted, so I thought I'd check in with a quick update. Things are going quite well, and I've been really pleased with my little online store and the warm reception I've gotten from all of you. I wish I had more of my own patterns to offer, but all in good time. Right now, I'm trying to get better organized, tidy up my home-based operation a bit, and make decisions with regard to the products I want to add to Hannah's inventory. If any of you have suggestions to make, I'd be ever grateful.

I just got a batch of new needlework scissors in stock, and I'll get photos taken soon and get them posted. I now have 5 different styles of black matte scissors in stock, and they are precious! I can't wait to get them photographed and get them posted for you all to see and choose from.

I also have tacked all of The Gentle Art flosses up on my wall, right here by my computer, and they look sooooo beautiful! I hear them calling me to stitch, although I have other work to be done as well. Those amazing colors are very distracting, though... I am working on more cross-stitch designs to hopefully become patterns soon. I have a ton of ideas floating around in the old noggin, so hopefully I'll bring at least a few of them to fruition (and stitched into linen) soon. ;-)

I also have on order a few more colors of silk matka to add to the stash, so watch for those. And, I'm toying with the idea of adding a batch of medium-weight Shetland wools; perfect for rug hooking and other great projects. Again, let me know what you think. The colors that are available from the wholesaler are amazing, and I covet them even though I haven't worked with wool before myself. Maybe I need to give it a try, too. At the very least, I need to incorporate some into a few of my cross-stitch designs.

Don't forget all the beautiful colors of WoolFelt we have at Hannah's, either! I'm ever-amazed at the beautiful projects I see online that others have done with WoolFelt. I've worked with it just a bit myself, and it's a delight to use for penny rugs and other goodies.

Once I get some tidying and organizing done, I'll be ordering more cotton fabrics as well, so again, I hope you'll watch for those. I think there are enough of us who still love to work with homespuns, and they are increasingly harder to find. But I'll do my best to grab them up for you whenever I can. I love them for my rag quilts, too, of course. :-)

We had some snow here in Bend, Oregon up until last night, when it warmed a bit outside and a very windy, rainy system came in and washed most of it away... for now. It's pretty stormy outside my window as I write this. Looks like we're in for more snow and rain (and wind!) over the next few days. Hope you all have somewhere warm and safe to be for Thanksgiving; somewhere with loved ones and all the ingredients for special memories to be made. Hubby and I will be home, just us, again this year, but we're hopeful that our sons will make it home over the mountains for Christmas. Time will tell.

May you and yours have a blessed, joyous Thanksgiving, filled with love and light.


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