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Here we go.  So instead of moving to the studio space across the way I decided (last minute) to stay in my space. It's super, super large I was reluctant to take the whole thing/ expense over on my own, but I AM. I was too worried about the other landlord and the actual bills involved and felt it was better in the end to stay with the known, rather than the unknown. I am rejigging a 4 regular ones and one vast one, and in the process kicking up a lot of stuff. This NEW box of patterns is...

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  Mystery Rug Contest from Coffee Club Wednesday September 8, 2021 What IS it about this rug? It's like another language, another world. I've been searching for these symbols and even the origins of this rug design. So I've decided to turn it into a contest. How many of the following symbols can you identify? There are a total of 21 blocks. The person who solves the most squares before midnight EST on Sunday September 12 will win the prize shown below.  But first, here are the blocks...                       Do...

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This one was an inspiration. I kept thinking about September, and the kids heading back to school (scary). And the only way I could approach all the unknowns of 2021 was to think back to being a kid myself and feeling September roll along. In those days, unlike later as a high-schooler, it was exciting to to going back. Summer seemed to last forever in those days, stretching from one of the first June days right to September. I looked forward to putting my uniform back on and seeing the friends who lived other towns and I didn't get to...

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The Van Gogh Chair Challenge.... it's about time right! Kirsten had the great idea to describe the project and really broadcast here in the blog! Firstly, this challenge is Barbara's idea, and below is the original post from our Facebook group (Rug Hooking & Punch Needle Club):  #vangoghchairchallenge This challenge is inspired by Deana’s presentation on Van Gogh and one of his paintings, “Van Gogh’s Chair,” 1888. “Van Gogh’s Chair” is considered to be both a still life and a self-portrait. The chair is made of wood and rusk representing a person of modest means and the pipe and tobacco...

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Cape Cod I've been back over two weeks and still haven't unpacked my suitcase. Somehow it seems too real to put all those gauzy cover-ups and sundresses into heavy Connecticut drawers. There are only a couple Cape Cod swatch sets left, and although I'll always keep the individual colors in stock, they were so time-consuming to produce as a set, I probably won't put them out again until next summer. Like the sundresses, they're bound to go into a drawer for a little while anyway.  I never got a chance to walk you through the colors behind the set; I...

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