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Friday, June 11, 2021

Needlework and Wood Working Update - June, 2021

 Good morning,

It has been a busy month for us.  This monthly Needlework and Wood Working Update collects all of the items we've completed during the past month into one place.  We often surprise ourselves when we see how many items we've completed since the previous month's Update.

Above is a New Afghan Blanket Brilliant Rainbow and Cream.  $95.  Only one available.  More information is here.

 This is a Highly Textured Blanket in Gold, Brown and Green.  It's perfect for a large chair, recliner, bed, car, or crib.  $85.    More images and information here.

 This Door or Window Sill Smiling Snake was a custom order and has been delivered.  He looks pretty comfy on my window sill before he began his journey to his new home.

Extra Large Double Thick Pot Holders are also excellent table pads under hot dishes.  They are made of 100% cotton and can be machine washed and dried.  The red, white, and blue is perfect for summer holidays.  $20.  Available here.  Aside:  I made some of these for myself more than 20 yeas ago and am still using them.  They wash beautifully and are still look like new after many, many washings.

When I got going with the red, white, and blue cotton I had to make a bib that I have been mentally designing for quite some time.  I made similar bibs for my children way back when....  The bib has a pocked to catch what doesn't make it from table to mouth or a place to stash snacks for later.  The button closure makes it easy on/off.  $12.  More pictures and info here. Of course, it is machine wash and dry.

I finished this Lady Bug Baby Sweater Set and listed it in the shop this month where it sold within 48 hours.  I've got another one started now and hope to have it in the shop soon.  This is my original design and one I've loved to make for my own children, grandchildren, and gifts as well.  Stay tuned for the next one in the shop....

Hats were extremely popular in the shop this month.
Some of these are sold and...

...some are still available.

Most of the hats are made with soft acrylic or wool blend yarn, but the hat above is made of bamboo blend yarn.  It has a lovely feel and is very comfortable to wear. 

These last hats were also a custom order and are on their way to their new owner.  

We have quite a few hats in stock now and there are always more being added.  

Our Cloche Hats and Chemo Caps are here.  From $8.

Additional Hats Scarves and Headbands are here.  From $20.

This is a French Rolling Pin that Kjell custom made per the customer's specifications. 

This is another French Rolling pin for the same customer.  Fabulous!

This long dowel rolling pin and

this shorter dowel rolling pin were also part of the same order.  The grain in the wood is just beautiful.

This is a Turned Wood Spalted Tamarind Gatsby Grande Pen. Chrome and Gun Metal Hardware.  $53.  More info here.

Gatsby Grande Black and White Ebony. Chrome and Gun Metal Hardware.  $53.  More information here.

This is a second Gatsby Grande Black and White Ebony Pen with Chrome and Gun Metal Hardware.  $53.  More details here.

This Garsby Grande Pen features Bethlehem Olive Tree Wood.  $57.  Details here.

This last pen is an Executive Twist Ball Point Pen made with Bethlehem Olive Tree Wood.  $60.  More information here.

Our shop section featuring all of these pens for comparison is here. 

Thank you to everyone for your encouragement, comments, likes, shares, favorites, and purchases, too!  We are enjoying our "retirement business" so very much! 

All the very best,



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Olde Dame Holly said...

What beautiful work! Both in yarn and wood. Gosh, that one rolling pin has so many rare and beautiful woods in it. I think I see ebony and purple heart among others. You and your husband do heirloom work. It is wonderful to see.

Sherry said...

Geez, I wish he were making French rolling pins way back when I got mine! Mine is functional and quality construction, but not nearly as beautiful as his!

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

You both have been very busy these many months with so many lovely things. The rolling pins were my favorite.