Just a quick note to let you know that Rocking Chair Stitches has just released a new pattern called Cardinals In the Pines. This new pattern contains directions and templates for both a Runner and an extra large Candle Mat. I had so many compliments on it this weekend at the Walker Homestead show, www.walkerhomestead.com which by the way was a wonderful experience. So many wonderful antiques and primitive crafts including Eva Ramsey from Pine Patch Primitives and Denise Davis from Sassafras Hill Primitives. I am honored to be included among these wonderful women. Speaking of wonderful women, Lynn Barbadora from Painting Thyme Needfuls and Brenda Mercado from Pumpkin Patch Primitives took the drive on a beautiful day to support me. Why I didn't take a picture of the three of us is just beyond me right now. Anyway, it was a great day. But...I digress.
Back to the pattern...
Not a great picture, but waiting for the photographer to take a better one. Pattern is available on my website or on etsy.
What a wonderful day yesterday was. When you see the pictures you will know exactly what I am talking about. It was a beautiful day although a bit on the hot side. Seemed as if Summer was making a statement with temperatures closer to 90 than 70. I was fortunate enough to have many visitors both old and new but especially Lynn, Brenda, Gladys, Tom and their wonderful friends, Jimmy and Margaret too! Thanks for taking the ride out there and helping me clean up in the very hot weather. I am very grateful for all of you.
It was much more of a fantastic primitive (very) antique show with a spattering of crafts and/or quilters scattered through the farm. There was a wonderful lunch at which I tasted Lavendar Lemonade. OMG IT WAS JUST AWESOME. I have to get the recipe.
We were also happy to meet and become acquainted with the ladies from A Primitive Place Magazine and hear the story of how they all met on a forum and from various parts of the country without ever meeting in person put together the best primitive magazine around.
Enjoy the pictures and make sure if you haven't that you pick up a copy of APP.
All the girls from A Primitive Place Magazine and Me
Denise from Sassafras Hill Primitives - So happy to see her again
As I write this I hope that my friend Gladys won't be leaving us, but if she does I wish her the very best life has to offer her and her wonderful Husband Tom. Some pictures from her annual open house which she so graciously lets me be a part of. Her wonderful home and amazing paintings are a treasure. Joy from Rhode Island Soap Works also joined us to give all a demonstration on cooking with herbs. It was so yummy that I drove to her house to get a second jar of pickled tomatoes....omg they were delish.!!
I am honored to now be part of a talented group of women on-line, through Etsy and in blogland. The women at the Old Farmhouse Gathering welcomed me with open arms and big smiling faces......yes I could actually see them lol. I hope to be able to get to know each and every one of them through posting and emails and maybe actually meeting them. Brenda from The Rusty Thimble has been most welcoming and I am waiting for a package for her that I am sure I am going to jump for joy over. The neighbors will think, yup....Michelle has finally flipped.....So visit us (yes us lol) on Etsy and type OFG into the search engine and there you will find all the wonderful designers, primitive, country, cottage, etc. Really come on now....do it. It will be worth your time and all the eye candy is just a feast!!!
What an absolutely gorgeous Sunday morning here in the Northwest Hills of Rhode Island and although my Dad is in the hospital once again, I find myself grateful that we live in a part of the Country that has the best healthcare. He is at Brigham and Women's Hospital after suffering another "episode: with vascular issues. Yesterday was my Mom's 75th Birthday so we are hoping to go to the hospital tomorrow to bring a little cheer and some Birthday Jello.....lol he can't eat yet. Anyway, just grateful this morning.
Wanted to let you know about Movin On Up....Rocking Chair Stitches has decided to expand a little bit at a time this year and did so previously by having the blog and also applying for acceptance into two additional shows. We were accepted and oh my, NOW I AM PANICKING lol.
We also joined The Pattern Cupboard and it's a wonderful on-line pattern shop where you can get just about anything you need from e-patterns to recipes. Check it out!! Lots of your favorite designers there and now us as well.