~ since the ATHA Biennial and Hooked in the Valley, and I am just now finding the time to show what came home with me. I was disgustingly good at the biennial (but I could have been VERY bad). This is all that came home with me. Two pieces of wool from Heavens to Betsy.
Hooked in the Valley was another story. I more than made up for being good at the biennial. I fell in love with this pattern by The Wool 'n Gardener. So did many others. I know several people who also bought the pattern. The original rug is owned by the Jan and Fred Cole who own the business and are two of the nicest people you could ever meet. The pattern comes in three sizes. I would have bought the smaller pattern, but they only had the medium and large by the time I went to purchase. It is the largest pattern I've ever bought at 45" x 36". The price is excellent for a pattern that size!
They had two hooked versions of the pattern in their booth. Here it is with a dark background which I normally prefer . . .
. . . but I fell in love with the lighter version, this one hooked by Jan.
The above picture is showing too light. This picture is a more accurate.
I am so not a pink person, but I loved the faded red/pink horse.
Cammie Bruce, Baskets of Wool was also one of the vendors. She had many wonderful patterns and yummy wool. This sweet little pattern came home with me.
Surprisingly I have very few brown wools, so bought the stack on the left from the Wool 'n Gardener. Three of the four wools on the right are from Cammie.
Bolt wool from Rebecca Erb, The Wool Studio .
Melissa, with whom I share booth space, makes the most amazing jewelry from vintage buttons. I just love the necklace. The bracelet is made from old trouser buttons. Fun stuff :)
Thanks so much for stopping by.
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