Thursday, October 28, 2010

The Peconic Ruggers Rug Show and Sale

Peconic Ruggers

2010 Hooked Rug Show & Sale

meet the ladies from
The Wool Street Journal 
and GWoolikers
Saturday, October 30 and
Sunday, October 31


Hallockville Museum Farm
in the Naugles Barn
6038 Sound Avenue, Riverhead

Rug exhibit, International & local vendors, raffles & light refreshments
Admission: $6
For information:
JEN 631-793-3511

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Rhinebeck Aftermath

I spent the week unpacking the car, processing checks and credit card orders, filling pattern orders from Rhinebeck (if I don't have a pattern in stock at a show, I will ship it postage free), getting ready for the Peconic Ruggers show next weekend and BAM!  I got miserably sick with a stomach flu Thursday afternoon.  I caught it at Rhinebeck -- how can you not catch something at fair with 50,000 attendees?  I was pretty worn out all weekend from not sleeping well, so I guess it was inevitable.

I slept all day yesterday, surfacing periodically to sip cups of ginger ale delivered to my bedside by Pete and Clara.  (That was my Mom's thing -- the ginger soothes your stomach and the sugar gives you a little energy and you stay hydrated -- if you can keep it down.)  I finally got out of bed at 5 PM.  By then the chills had stopped, but my stomach was still tender.  I felt really weak, so I made myself a poached egg and dry toast -- another of my mother's remedies -- and I felt better.  I also had to deal with a headache all day yesterday, because I could not bear to drink my beloved morning cup of coffee and was going through caffeine withdrawal.

I am better this morning -- still feeling a little under the weather -- but I had a bracing walk on the beach with Cairo earlier and I am going to get back to work today.  I'm hoping no one catches the bug from me  -- sorry if I spread it around -- but it does pass in 24 hours and the ginger ale helps.

Today is my sister Barb's birthday.  Stop by her blog and wish her a happy day.  Click here: thimblefolk

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Another Wild Wooly Weekend at Rhinebeck

What a weekend!  This was the warmest Sheep and Wool Festival we've ever attended.  We overdressed on Saturday, remembering last year's snow flurries . . .  We didn't sleep well Friday night after set up, so we were a little bleary-eyed on Saturday.  My exhaustion kept me from my usual tours of the grounds, so I have very few pictures to share today.  Despite our sluggishness, we had our best weekend of sales ever.  Barb and I want to thank our customers -- both the loyal friends who stop by to see us every year as well as the fresh new faces who appeared for the first time this weekend.  You all make the show a delight for us, no matter how little sleep we get!

Monday, October 11, 2010

Autumn Oxford Sheep

Each year I try to do a new sheep-y (sheepish?) rug for Rhinebeck, aka the New York State Sheep and Wool Festival.  The featured breed this year is the American Oxford, and here is my rendition of one.

Barb and I hope to see you this weekend at the Duchess County Fairgrounds!

Sunday, October 10, 2010


Another lovely October day here on the East End.  I am diligently working on finishing stuff for the NYS Sheep and Wool Festival next weekend.  Let's hope the weather stays like this.

Enjoy your day!

Monday, October 4, 2010

The Next Big Thing:

In less than two weeks, my sister Barb and I will head up to beautiful Rhinebeck, New York (yes-- the town in which Chelsea Clinton held her wedding this summer), enjoying the changing leaves along the Hudson River and visiting with our favorite customers.  I've been working hard to get lots of supplies in stock and new rugs and patterns finished in time for the show.  Here's a teaser photo to get you interested in what I'm working on.
A couple of finished things, a couple of unfinished things . . . notice the reverse hooking on the sheep rug?  Ugh.  I am dyeing some new sky this morning.  So much to do, so little time . . .   I hope you'll mark your calender, get your woolies out and your walking shoes on and join us upstate on October 16 and 17, 2010.