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
Our weekend of post Hook-In events is over and we had a great time here at The Rug Hooking Store. We had visitors from a 5 state area and there was much laughter and learning that went on. Thanks to all who attended.
Jan Goos was here to teach the Chalkware Santa class and they all turned out beautifully. There were door prizes, a free fat quarter with $100 purchase and a drawing for a $100 gift certificate at the end of the day on Saturday. You did not have to be present to win, just had to make a purchase thru out the 2 days to be in the drawing.
Colleen Cochrane pulled the name out of the bucket. She says she has terrible luck, so there was no chance she would pull her own name. She didn't. But guess whose name she did draw?
We could NOT BELIEVE IT!!!!!!!! That lucky Sandy Weller won again this year!!!! She won last year too. Obviously she is living a good clean life, to have that much luck. Congratulations Sandy on winning the $100 gift certificate. You can use it at the Heirloom class which is coming up in 2 weeks.
Here are some pictures of some of the beautiful wool I dyed for the weekend. The shelves were packed, so I moved clusters of yards and half yards around the store, to be even more enticing.
The center picture shows some gorgeous fall colors. The bottom picture shows some of my favorites. The darks are Spunky Monkey, the blues are Chimney Sweep. Someone asked me what color Jan Goos used for the sky in her Winter Wonderland rug that was Best in Show at the hook-in on Friday. It was a combination of Chimney Sweeps and it made for a spectacular winter or night sky.
Blue didn't get to come out on Saturday, there were just too many bodies in the store. He was pretty miffed that he got left out of the festivities.
So, I thought I would show his picture anyway. Here he is at TRICKS class at the Nebraska Humane Society in Omaha. We have a fabulous teacher named Tiffany that is full of knowledge and makes it all so much fun that we laugh for the whole hour. Blue has learned tons of tricks in the class and we are working on perfecting them. This was the first night with the hoola hoop. Tiffany said some dogs are afraid of the hoop, so you should treat them when they touch it, just starting out. Then when they get more confident you teach them to go thru the hoop both directions, etc. Well, Blue did not think there was anything scary about the hoop and when he found out there were treats involved with being near the hoop, he thought it was FABULOUS. When the exercise was over and I put the hoop down, he wound himself into a ball to lay inside the hoop while waiting for the next lesson. He is thinking, "This thing is terrific. Sometimes you get treats just for being near it…..I don't want to miss an opportunity!" Oh, Blue, you are the best.