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 blog followers, I have been busy, busy with the show at the theatre. Tomorrow night is opening night for FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, so we have been having rehearsals every night this week. I am sure everyone in the cast is pooped, but after the shows Fri Sat Sun this weekend, we have 4 days off from the theatre until we do the 2nd weekend of shows the following weekend.
Blue has been going with me to visit rehearsal a little bit each night. He goes with me to the theatre for voice lessons, but I thought it was good to get him up on stage and under the lights we all the people and sets and activity around. He takes it all in stride. This is a picture of him at his last haircut. Mandy at Unleashed Dog Spa has to be one of the most patient women alive. Blue still does not like have his toenails trimmed or his feet clipped, but he is getting better each time. He looks a little grumpy in this picture, but he had just finished his beautification ordeal.
Below, is a picture of Pat Shafer's beautiful rug that I talked about in the last blog. This rug is a CELEBRATION finalist in the original category. Pat calls this "Lessons From My Son".
It is a gorgeous rug and will be displayed at Sauder Village this August with the other CELEBRATION finalists.
Pat will be teaching a mahogany Santa face class this Tuesday at the store. We have been working on our traditional Santas but thought it might be fun to try something different. Let me know if you are interested in participating in one of our one day Santa face classes. Pat has promised to teach some more in the future.
We also have a date selected for our Wayne Kalal 'Color" class. We will have that one day class on Saturday March 29th. Contact me if you would like to be on that list!
Diane Stoffel will be here to teach another March workshop in just a few weeks. That class is full, but if you would like to be on a waiting list for any of her future workshops, just drop me a note.
Coming soon, April 11. 12, 13 is a three day workshop with Jan Goos. She has designed a rug for this class called "Barnyard Folk Art". We are all going to do the same pattern and see how different we can make them. This should be a lot of fun! I have 2 spots in that class, so contact me if you are interested in doing a Jan Goos original.
Off to the last dress rehearsal. It will be a very good show, with some rug hookers you might know in it, as well. Colleen Cochrane is one of the people of Anatevka and Ken Petersen plays the Rabbi. Pat Shafer, who was supposed to be in it, will now be helping in the box office, since she broke both her ankles a few weeks ago. They are healing well, but she is not up to tripping the lights fantastic….at least yet.