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Monday, April 27, 2009

News From the Woolworks!

Here are some events that are coming up this week:

Salvation Army Fabric Sale-

Some of you may already know about the Salvation Army fabric/needlework/craft sale that starts on Wednesday in Chambersburg. There are millions of donated items for sale from fabric to yarn, sewing notions to carft kits, thread to patterns, books to sewing machines! It is held in the Norland shopping center on route 11 north end of town. Times are Wed., Thurs., Fri. 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sat. 9 to 3.

Hook-in at Grant Street Woolworks-

Since quite a few rug hookers attend above-mentioned Salvation Army event, they asked if we could have a hook-in at Grant Street Woolworks on Wednesday. So bring your project, a lunch, and friends. You may join us any time between 10 and 4. Come any enjoy a day of hooking, talking and sharing the joy of our craft. All are Welcome!!!

Stitches Class taught by Doris-

Saturday, May 2, Doris Aymar, expert rug hooker and teacher, will present a stitches class featuring sculpting, proddy, brick stitch and several other decorative embellishments for hooked rugs. The class will begin at 10 a.m. and run till approximately 3 p.m. The class costs $35.00 and includes all materials. Lunch will be provided. Please call to reserve your place for this interesting and educational presentation.

New Wool-

The latest wools from Heavens to Betsy and Rebecca Erb are now in the shop. There are some really lovely colors and textures. We will be happy to show them to you!

Grant Street Woolworks is located at 240 Grant Street, Chambersburg, PA
Questions or class reservations- please call Linda 717 860-4628 (cell phone)
Or Mon. thru Thurs. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. call Great War Militaria 717 264-6834 and ask for Linda or Pat.

Monday, April 20, 2009

OOOOOPS!!! I Spoke too Soon!

I posted yesterday that the new wool from Heavens to Betsy is now in the shop at Grant Street Woolworks. I made a mistake!!! Linda is not here this week, and did not bring the wool from home yet. She had washed it and cut it into quarters, but has not brought it to the shop. She will bring it in next week when she returns.

So PLEASE do not make a special trip to see the new wool this week!!!

Sunday, April 19, 2009

A Day in Old Bedford Village

Hi! It's been a while since I posted. Nothing much has been going on rug-wise to report. Yesterday Linda and Rick invited us to go along to a black powder gun show at Old Bedford Village in Bedford, PA. It was a lovely day!

For those of you who have never been there, the village portrays the life of late 18th and early 19th century Pennsylvania. During the summer, there are events almost every weekend with museum volunteers and employees dressed in period costumes, and demonstrations of early handcrafts.

Yesterday, the village wasn't really open to visitors, just the gun show. But we walked around anyhow. The horses were roaming at will throughout the grounds, chomping the new spring grass. Look how huge this guy is!

The fruit trees were in bloom. Ducks were swimming on the pond. And aren't these turtles delightful? There were siting on this clump of grass, warming their shells in the sunlight.

The guys went in to check out the gun show and then went to the stream that runs through the property and did some fishing. Linda and I brought our rughooking along. She is still deciding what will look best on her sheep. I am working on the background of my flower basket. Neither of us have had much time to work on rugs lately, so this was a good opportunity to relax, hook and talk. Don't we look like two yahoos having a tailgate rughooking party??? LOL!

The guy returned from fishing without catching anything. I should have gotten a picture of them with their fly rods. But here they are, resting their weary legs after walking along the stream all afternoon.

We drove home on back roads through the
mountains and lovely valleys. I think nothing is so beautiful as this land in the springtime!

In the 'business' part of life-

We got a new shipment of wool in the shop on Thursday. There are some lovely colors and textures! These are the latest offerings from Heavens to Betsy, and we are very pleased with the quality.

So stop by Grant Street Wookworks, 240 Grant Street, Chambersburg, PA to see the latest!

Keep on hookin'!

Saturday, April 18, 2009

A Message from the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts in Hagerstown, MD

I received this comment and wanted to pass it on to all the rest of you. It is a reminder about a show they are presenting that features hooked rugs from the collection of an esteemed expert in the field of antique and vintage hooked rugs.

Quote form the Museum of Fine Arts:

"Museum of Fine Arts said...
I'm writing from the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts in Hagerstown, MD and I wanted the Cumberland Valley "hookers" to know about the VINTAGE HOOKED RUG exhibition opening at the museum on Saturday, April 25th. A public reception will take place on Sunday, April 26th at 2:00pm, where Dr. Patricia Herr, a vintage hooked rug expert and collector, will give a lecture about many of the pieces in the exhibition. THIS IS ALL FREE! This exhibition will be on view from April 25 until August 9th. Visit our website ( or call 301-739-5727 Tuesday - Sunday with any questions."

This is a quote from Pat:
I think this will be a wonderful opportunity to see some exceptional rugs. Flyers for this show are available at the Grant Street Woolworks shop at 240 Grant Street, Chambersburg, PA. There are several other events presented in conjunction with this show. The dates and events are on the flyer.

Hope you are able to attend this exciting exhibition!

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Hook-in at Grant Street Woolworks!

Don't forget!
6 p.m. to ?
240 Grant Street, Chambersburg, PA

Phone (717) 860-4628 or 264-6834 and ask for Linda
We can give you directions if you don't know how to get there.

Everyone welcome, even if you aren't a rughooker. Come and bring your knitting, quilting, etc. or just sit and chat.

Hope to see you there!!!

Sunday, April 5, 2009

What a Lovely Day!

The rain is over (for now), the sun is shining, forsythia and
daffodils are blooming!
And it's WARM outside this morning!

What more could a person ask for?!!!
This has been a slow week. After the excitement of Monday's rughooking gathering, the rest of the week was rather uneventful. I haven't made any significant progress on my rug, probably because I went to the library and came home with books. Not just books on CD, books that I have to sit and read! Can't hook and turn pages at the same time! LOL!!

Yesterday we went to Camp Hill to the PA Fabric Outlet. We stopped at a little German grocery store, bought some sausages and cheese, and had an enjoyable conversation with the delightful lady who owns the store. Then we went on to Ashcombe to check out the greenhouses full of flower and veggie plants. Not many veggies yet, but flowers galore. The place is so cheerful at this time of year! I had my camera along, but forgot to take pictures while I was there.

I bought a little basket of herbs to keep on the windowsill until it's warm enough to set on the front porch. That's hardly enough parsley for one recipe! LOL!! But it will GROW!

We don't do a lot of flower planting. What has been planted for years and still comes up in spring is enough for us. We have too much yard to mow, garden to tend to, and fruit trees to keep trimmed, so flowers are more work than we can handle. Look how green the grass is in the front yard! It will soon be time for the first mowing!

I guess I better get ready to make my day productive.

Don't forget!!! HOOK-IN at Grant Street Woolworks on Thursday evening!
Hope to see you then!