Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Wild Daisies

This is one of our designs called "Wild Daisies" JoAnn T. from Newton is hooking this and doing a FABULOUS job. She has a 60's themed kitchen and this rug when finished will hang there. JoAnn is hooking the jar so it looks like you can see through it. Nice job JoAnn.
The mat retails $46.00.

Latest Issues

The latest issue of Primitive Quilts and projects is in the shop now. It is filled with new projects to make your home fill like fall. The Fall 2011 issue retails for $9.99.

The Fall 2011 issue of A Primitive Place & Country Journal is also in the shop. Lots of wonderful goodies for your eyes to look at. This issue retails for $10.00

More photos from Newton

These puzzle pieces were hooked by Sharon Townsend

Santa was hooked by Linda Cookman of Fort Dodge

Hooked by Elsie Ulland of Newton

A new rug of Sharon Townsend's called "Transition"

FINALLY! We all have watched JoAnn work on this beautiful piece of artwork. The cornfield is finally finished and it is beautiful. Sorry the picture isn't better.

Hooded by Sharon Townsend's granddaughter. It won a purple ribbon at the Iowa State Fair!! Congratulations!

Paisley by Sharon Townsend. Note that parts of the paisley are cut out.

Lemonade anyone? This piece of 3-D is truly amazing. Hooked and designed by JoAnn Tomlison, Newton Iowa.
Many of these rugs were at the Iowa State Fair this year. Way to go ladies.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Newton Hook-In

I wanted to share some of the rugs that were in the rug show in Newton. I don't know who hooked all of the rugs but when I do have an idea I will tell you. I believe the above rug is hooked by Sharon Townsend's daughter.

This is our BYOP floral rug hooked by Sue Bryan of Newton.

Sorry I don't know this one.

This rug is HUGE!! I believe it is 5x5

A second look is always good! ;)

The last two pictures are our booth!

Green Devil Marching Band

Friday night was the first home football game as well as the first performance of the Osage HS marching band. Pictured above is my oldest son Drew (junior) playing a bass drum of some sorts. Below, is Sam (freshman) playing a tuba. I witnessed first hand Sam running into the person in front of him (who had stopped) because he was so busy playing the music!! It looked quite funny from the stands! Sam said he can either play or march but can't do both very well.............hopefully that will improve!?

Another one off to college........

Then there were two............another bird has flown the nest. We took Natalie to BVU last Thursday. We got her bed lofted, refrigerator full, made yet another trip to Walmart and shed some tears. Classes begin for her on Monday. Pictured above is Natalie and her roommate Lindsey. Lindsey is from Pennsylvania and is studying nursing. I think it is a match made in heaven.......................they both LOVE the color pink!!!!

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Then There Were Two...............

Yes, it's the first day of school. As tradition would have it we take a picture. As you can see the boys were not thrilled ! Both in High School and no longer riding the bus to school. I can't believe it. Seems like yesterday that they were getting on the bus for their "First" day of school.

Drew is a junior and Sam a freshman. Here's to another school year!

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Recipe as promised

This is the recipe that you were all asking about at our BYOP. I hope that I have it all recorded correctly. Enjoy.............sounds good right about now.

Cornbread Salad

1 pkg (8.5) cornbread mix (or make the cornbread recipe on box of cornmeal)

1 envelope dry ranch style dressing mix
1 1/2 c. sour cream
1 1/2 c. mayonnaise

1 (16 oz) can pinto beans, drained
1 can black beans, drained
1 can corn, drained (whole kernel)
1/2 c. chopped onions
1 chopped orange bell pepper
1 chopped sweet red pepper
1 pkg frozen peas
2 large tomatoes, chopped and drained well
2 c. shredded Cheddar cheese, more if you like
10 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled

1. Prepare cornbread mix according to directions
2. combine ranch dressing, sour cream and mayo
3. Combine all veggies
In a 3 qt. container, layer half of the cornbread broken up, half veggies, half dressing, half cheese and half the bacon. Repeat. Cover and Refrigerate until ready to serve.

Happy Birthdays

First, I want to say thank you to all of you who sent prayers our way. Things are getting back to normal here so I hope to be more regular with the posts.

Secondly, I want to say Happy Birthday to my Dad (yesterday) and Happy Birthday to my Mom (today). I have been blessed with such good examples. May you have many more years to come.
I love you both.

Saturday, August 13, 2011


Our shop will be closed on Tuesday, August 16, 2010 due to the death of my father-in-law Dale Bellairs.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Rugs from the BYOP

Hooked by Karen Carey of Marshalltown

Sharon Townsend?

"Pumpkin Guy hooked by Charlie Reeves

Antique Reproduction by Charlie Reeves

Rug design by Anita White hooked by Elsie Ulland

Tuesday, August 9, 2011


Busy with wool applique
At least ONE of them is working...... :)

I wish I looked this happy when whipping a rug!!

Morning roll call

Hard at work!

Specialty wools and new patterns

More wool and patterns!

Challenge Rug................American Dream

As promised, here are the Challenge Rugs........................American Dream. I was worried about getting the proper picture taken and what I should have worried about was getting my foot out of the picture!!!!! I don't know about anyone else but it was exciting for me to see how the same pattern can be done in so many ways. Everyone is getting more creative with each rug that you do!! The above rug is done by Charlie Reeves

Elsie Ulland created this rug................I do believe that is Miss Fertile in the center.

Karen Carey got creative with her rendition and has her wedding anniversary in the center with two trees.

Avis Shrier, of Joined At The Hip, added her quilting block to the center of her rug. I know there was meaning behind this block but I think I forgot to ask...............sorry.

Sharon Townsend from Altoona I believe hooked her rug in less than a week? Hit and Miss surrounding a grouping of flowers.

Last but certainly not least this rug is hooked by Marge. She got creative and placed her 4 wonderful children in the center of this rug! ;) Nice job Mom

Just curious to see if anyone has begun next years challenge rug? Mom has her wool picked out but has yet to start! Looking forward to next year already!!