Saturday, September 27, 2008

~*Country Collections*~

Thanks to Betty of Primitivebetty's I was inspired to give my oxford punchneedle another try. Actually I had ordered a smaller one and it arrived when Betty posted about doing some punching with her oxford punch. Now I own a 1/8" as well as 1/4". This little piece was done using wool yarns. It goes super fast and I'm liking what I see.

It's been a very fun~filled day. It's always a good day when you spend time with friends doing a little needle punch and some locker hooking! I teach a class in Moore, Oklahoma in a primitive store called "Country Collections". If you are ever in central Oklahoma you will want to stop by.
If you love primitive this store is for you. Even before you enter the door you'll be tempted by all there is in the windows. Primitive Folk Art painted items on just about anything you can imagine, hand hooked wool rugs, needle punches, little quilts, treasures of all kinds.
Open the door and you'll be greeted by Karen and Vonda. A daughter and mother who own and operate the store. They offer patterns for just about any kind of handcraft you can imagine. From the ceiling to the floor you'll see wonderful goodies of supplies to make your own handmades or perhaps your looking for a ready made gift well they got them! You can see wonderful handmade quilts, samples of hooked rugs, locker hooking, needle punch, embroidery, wool applique, folk art painting, unique stenciling, needle felting and more. You just want know where to start!

This is my good friend Sandra. She teaches the rug hooking and quilting classes. She dyes lots of the wool they offer and is always making something new.

Jeanie and Doris were new to needle punch today but they caught on quickly and had accomplished quite a bit before the day was done.

Judy and Karen began a locker hook rug. They chose homespun fabrics and decided to do scrappy rugs. By the end of the day they each had a good start on their little rugs.

Karen Hart is one of the owners of the shop and I caught her a little off guard...sorry Karen. Her mom Vonda is always busy somewhere's in the shop. Helping someone or making something wonderful for lunch.

When we have classes everyone brings a little something to share for lunch and we usually wind up swapping some recipes before the day is done! Today was no exception we had some great foods and desserts....mmmmhhh!

Well after class I headed home and Danny has been hard at it. This ol' country gal is loving the new solar powered gate he has put in. Now when it's raining I don't have to get wet opening the gate just a click of the button and waalah!

Of course the cows decided I'd just have to wait they were crossing the drive headed down to the barn where Danny was. Whenever they see him they think it's feeding time!

Now it's time to put away the craftin' for just a little while and get busy with preparing for Sunday. Our little church is having a fall cookout tomorrow evening, with games for the children as well as adults. The children will be singing for us and we always have a great time when the guys bring out the guitars, banjo's, and fiddles. Soon we'll be tapping our toes and singing along. Nothing feeds your soul as much as fellowship with friends and family.

Until we meet again HAPPY TRAILS TO YOU......Ginger


simple~needs said...

ginger, i love the needlepunch!! i wish i lived closer. . :)
we are wanting to install some solar powered things for our yard, not a fence though. lol heck, my yard isnt big enough.

enjoy sunday, kim

Tomatoe Creek Prims said...

I would have loved to sit with the ladies and learn needle punch and taste the great food too:) The store looks very inviting, looks like it has everything that I would want, have a great Sunday and BTW how neat are the cows!

Linda said...

I just got my NP tool and I am waiting for the frame and I can't wait to start!! Your day looked like a lot of fun and fellowship. Love the santa pattern.

primitivebettys said...

OH what fun it would be to be a part of that group!!! I'll bet your girls do have an awesome day when you get together! Your rug is looking GREAT! And now that you have mentioned locker hooking... I might have to get that hook out too! LOL We do seem to 'inspire' each other my friend. :)


basketsnprims said...

I love your needlepunch & would love to learn. Too bad I don't live closer. There isn't anything like that close to where I live. Maybe I can find a tutorial on the web. It looks like a great time with good food & friendship. Thanks for sharing.


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