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Friday, May 17, 2013

May PHM Update Today

Oh my, oh my, oh my, how time does fly. I first want to encourage you all to go over to Primitive Handmade Mercantile (you can click my button to the right) and see all of the beautiful items the gals have made this month...there are some beautiful primitive items for sale there and I am always amazed at the vast amount of talent in our group. Here are the two items I made for the May update...
"Curly Q Sheep"
This sheep mat was what I worked on at the recent retreat in West Virginia in late April. It was the first time I used  the technique of ripping the wool into strips instead of cutting it. The strips are all approximately one half inch wide and it really has a lovely effect on the curls in on the ends and is just so prim perfect ! 
This mat is the second in my Patriot Rug Series. You may remember the first rug was entitled "Liberty". I have plans for 2 more in the series.
Now, if you will bare with me for a few personal reflections, I would really appreciate it since I know I owe you all an explanation to my lack of posting. I know it is unacceptable for me to be so sporadic in my posting and updating my blog... all I can say is that I am a schlub and that I am so very sorry...I have no other decent excuse. Sure, I have been super busy, but so are all of you. Sure I have health issues that keep me away from my computer, but so do many of you. Sure I have other responsibilities, but so do all of you. Sure I don't sleep, but many of you don't sleep much either. We are all busy women ! As always, I am humbled that you gals even tune in to read what I have to say and I know that lately I have really let you all down.

Today that changes and I vow to do my VERY best to not let that happen again. I have resisted asking my doctors to increase my medications because I know that, at some point, unless God chooses to heal me or provide a cure, the meds will continue to lose their effectiveness and I will be at the end of the road with no clue how to manage the pain in a matter of just a few years, a decade at most, so say the experts ! Well, then I am going to make this the best decade that I can !!! I want my life back, even if it is shorter.

That being said, I know some of you have asked me about when I will have some more blue, green and red woolens up for sale...well the dye pots are fired up and so am I. Those of you with current orders, they will be mailed out this weekend.  I am trusting God to move me and my business forward ! On our recent trip to Virginia I was able to get lots of what I am calling "Woolies" ready for sale too. They are perfect for those of you who make penny rugs or applique. Those, along with lots more of my regular wool bundles will also be up by the weekend.

I do ask for your prayers as I am in the process of finalizing the colors for my upcoming new dye book...I know, I know....why put one more thing on my plate right ? Well, because so many of you have asked for it, that's why !

Loads more to tell you, but that will have to wait...I have wool to rinse and today is such a beautiful day to dry the wool on the line !!!

Until next time,
Grace to you,