'Stay, stay at home and rest. Homekeeping hearts are happiest.' ~ Author Unknown.

Friday, April 3, 2009

'Tis a 'Teaching' Weekend for Me!


'She seeketh wool and flax and willingly worketh with her hands.' - Proverbs 31:13

Happy Friday, Everyone!!!

Welcome to the weekend, although I do have to say I wish it were a bit more on the warm side here in Idaho. Just so windy that with a 45 degree day makes it a bit nippy!

I am teaching at the Quilt Crossing Saturday from 1-4. I have a class called 'Primitives in Wool' and it is two table runners for the price of one class. That is my way of helping the economy along. I am teaching both the wool table mat above and the more colonial penny rug pictured below.



I love to teach, mainly because I get to meet new people and help them be creative in their lives. It is very rewarding to teach others a new craft that will hopefully bring them many hours of enjoyment. And working with wool is so soothing. Wool is like butter, and when you stitch with it, it melts into your soul. Wool table runners and penny rugs are so traditional and old-fashioned. I love the primitiveness of them.

On another note, isn't this little fella just the cream of the crop?


He is now residing in our 1/2 acre pasture and it is wonderful to see a critter out there. I also went and purchased 15 baby pullet chicks and will have chickens again. We haven't had chickens for 6 years, since we built our new house. Brings joy to my soul to have farm animals and be responsible for them, although this morning, I haven't seen our female kitten we just had fixed, and I am worried about her. Where could she have gone? 'Tis not like her to be missing.

I have been reading a great deal and cross-stitching a new sampler. I have some quilts for customers I have been working on, and thinking about planning out my garden. Life is full, and I love it that way, not full of 'things', but full of enjoyment in small ways, and I wouldn't have it any other way!!!

Blessings on your day!

Shanda

3 comments:

Janene said...

I love that little guy! How sweet he looks with his head peaking out of the fence!
I love your penny rug that you are showing. Very very prim and colonial!
Enjoy your weekend teaching!

Linda / Behind My Red Door said...

Oh I wish I was close enough to go to the classes. I wish there were classes like that new me. Here I am in NE and I would have to drive 20 miles for one! HUMPH!!
I love your sentiment on a full life - it is as it should be.

hugs, Linda

Tomatoe Creek Prims said...

Just found your blog at Linda's!
Love the penny rug and wool one...just beautiful work and how lucky you are to have a studio like that love the pew bench also:)
Have a great Easter.
Rondell