Sunday, December 16, 2012

Some Christmas-y links

Two ways to finish a Christmas stocking, from Bonnie Duncan and Christine Little:

Like the Food Network's "The Best Thing I Ever Ate"??
Check out these yummy Christmas gift ideas...
Zingerman's "Bacon Of The Month" Club:

or Collin Street Bakery's amazing fruitcakes:

There's some adorable & fun ideas on Confessions of Crafty Witches on facebook! I couldn't place the link here, but you can search for them from your facebook page. 

Red Jack Rugs has an article on making a Wool Feather Tree for Christmas that's soooo cute!

Heidi Wulfraat at London-Wul fibre arts is having a New Year's Giveaway package valued at $200 for either rug hooking, knitting, spinning or quilting - just go to her site and 'like' her page and you're entered! 

That's all I've got for now... will post more as I find more goodies!

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Amy Soutter Oxford opening a new school in Vermont

After 25 years of being an itinerant rug hooking teacher my long-time dream has come true! I've closed on a beautiful 1816 colonial house here in Cornwall, Vermont that will be the future home of my very own school called The Oxford Rug School, opening for classes in June, 2013! The school will specialize in punch needle rug hooking. The living room and dining room will be my classrooms, the kitchen will be great for dye workshops and Sara Jane Burghoff from Violet Jane has agreed to be the school's yarn dyeing instructor. I'll have nice small classes with ten students and have room to house five. There's a B&B just 1/2 a mile away and lots of other places to stay in Middlebury. I'll have my very own studio and it's only 2 1/2 miles from my house. I'm beside myself with happiness…

You can find Amy Soutter Oxford and see her beautiful new (old) house by searching her name on facebook.

Friday, December 14, 2012

FYI: From our Colorado ATHA Guild and for all who may have known Winnie. . .

Our precious hooking friend, Winnie Rodehaver, passed away peacefully at her home yesterday. I know that even though many of you did not know Winnie, you will understand the importance of the friendships she found among fellow rug hookers. It was always a surprise to see her just a day past radiation treatments when she would show up at a meeting or Hook-In despite her doctor's warnings. She was a wonderfully voracious wool shopper and took advantage of any opportunity to expand her stash.

In accordance with Winnie's wishes, there will be no services. She loved life and wanted all who knew her to remember her spontaneous smile, her gregarious energy and her determination to squeeze out every last drop of living that she was given.

Friday, December 7, 2012

Updates to the ATHA Biennial website

Check out all the NEW updates to the Biennial Website:

Also, don't forget our Biennial Fundrasier when you shop for your holiday presents - Patterns: Coast to Coast - is on sale now. Order information is on the Biennial Website as well as in the ATHA Newsletter. We are receiving wonderful feedback on this unique pattern collection. For a variety of photos of finished rugs from the collection check out Gene Shepherd's blog at 

"A Thing or Two" show; Judy Carter demonstrating

Info from Judy Carter, via facebook, 12/7/2012

Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen, "A Thing or Two" show starts today. 

335 N Queen Street, Lancaster, PA. 

Mother's Comfort (giraffes) will be in the show and I will be demonstrating tomorrow from 11-2. Stop in to see the show and say hello. 

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Using PayPal for the ATHA Pattern Book

Info from ATHA via Facebook, 12/5/2012

Many of you have asked about paying for the Pattern Book via PayPal. Here are the instructions!

Log into their PayPal account and choose “send money”. When prompted, they enter (our PayPal ID) and the correct total. If they are in CA, the patterns are $46.45 ($38 plus $2.95 CA sales tax, plus $5.50 shipping & handling). Outside of CA, it is a total of $43.50 ($38 plus $5.50 for shipping & handling).

If anyone wants to order a number of them and have them shipped to one address, they should email for a quote on how much shipping would be. This will definitely save on shipping amount. PayPal will give us the mailing address on their PayPal account and we will know what they are ordering by the amount of money they send.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

2013 Pattern Book

Just in case you're looking for a Christmas present! I don't know if they still have any, but here's the contact info if you want to check. Info came from an email dated October 3rd from Penny White

2013 Pattern Book Fundraiser for the 2013 ATHA Biennial is available and will ship the end of October!

‘Patterns Coast to Coast’
$38 plus $5.50 shipping and handling.
(CA residents add $2.95 sales tax)
For int’l shipping, email for a quote.

Mail your check payable to:
2013 ATHA Biennial
Karen Moore
258 Waterwheel Ln.
Brea, CA 92821
Be sure to include your name and mailing address, if not on your check.

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Searsport Rug Hooking December sale

In an email I received today, Searsport says: "Thank you for 8 years of support and helping us continue to grow! For any orders in the month of Dec we will include a little thank you!"

Any orders over $30.00 will receive a 7 inch, $4.99 sheep snippet dish free :) 

Any orders over $100.00 will get the dish and also receive a free scallywag! 

These are over dyed long strips of wool, The size before spot dying is 8x36. You can see some Scallywags hanging on the front of their booth, below.

Their Wool of the Month is $21.00/yard, with free shipping!

1.Old ticking
2. Fall stripe
3. Old blanket stripe
4. Fall fields

Also on sale is 5 Yards of 64" Linen for $129.95 ($20.00 savings).