Thank you for visiting my blog site. I own The Rug Hooking Store at Black Horse Antiques in Valley Nebraska. I have had the antique store for the last 31 years and the rug hooking portion of the store for the last 12 years. I specialize in hand-dyed wool and all supplies needed for rug hooking. There are over 750 patterns available in the store and online. I particularly love color planning rugs and will be happy to help you select wools for your latest project. Visit my store at www.janicelee.biz
Sorry bloggers, so much has been going on, I have not had a chance to log in. We had another great Santa FACE class a week ago Saturday. Several of us took both classes that were offered on Saturdays this month at the store. Pat Shafer did a bang up job of teaching us the shading required for the face and beard of the each Santa. Each one us made an entirely unique look, but they all turned out great.
Taking both classes really helped cement the information into solid application. I feel like I can tackle an eye with much more confidence than before. We will be having more of these classes in the future, so let me know if you would like to get your name on a list. We are going to do a mahogany Santa in an upcoming class. Pat is already completing the sample Santa and it is beautiful. Thanks to Kathy Morton for her beautiful Santa patterns, I try to keep all of them stocked in the store. We have gone thru lots of them in the last few weeks.
Speaking of our good friend and dedicated Friday rug hooker Pat Shafer…..she had exciting news in the last week. Her beautiful rug was selected as a finalist for Celebration this year. Pat worked on this rug in a Pris Buttler class and many of you may remember it. It commemorated the life of her son, it has a piano key board, top hat, theatre faces etc. Remember it? It was a work of love as well as a work of art. It will be going to Sauder this summer for display. We actually will be driving it back with our 'Ladies' rugs that will be displayed there this August. We did those rugs in a Pris Buttler class too. Am I seeing a trend here????
That is a perfect segue……we are having Pris Buttler back in Sept on the 5,6,7. A few years ago, we worked on rugs inspired by Gustav Klimt with Pris, here in a class. Last year we did our lady rugs, inspired by the work of Jan Toorop. This year we will do these beautiful florals inspired by Georgia 0'Keefe. Pris teaches at the RETREAT every year in an open class, there are few spots left for her class this year, if you would like to attend. This floral class had been full, but suddenly I have 3 spots that have opened up. If you are interested in working with Pris on this specialty class, contact me. We are sure to learn lots and tackle a new technique and style.
Of course, I had to include a picture of Mr. Handsome. He got another haircut yesterday at Unleashed Dog Spa in Elkhorn. Mandy was again a patient sweetheart with his less than enthusiastic attitude about his grooming. He was better tho, than the last time, so progress is being made. He got the first clipping of his puppy body hair and is starting to look like a grown up poodle. Oh, they grow up so fast, don't they. Of course the house revolves around him, as it should be. He is one adored pooch.