Wednesday, December 18, 2013

See Ya Next Year!

Santa packed up the last of our Christmas orders this morning,
and headed to the North Pole. . . .
Now, we can sit back and enjoy the Holidays
with family and friends.
Our Old Country Store will be closed
until January 2, 2014!
Thank you to all who have visited, commented,
and supported our little country store this year.
We've enjoyed getting to know you. . . .
and count you as our friends.
Wishing you a
simply Wonderful Christmas
and a Blessed New Year!
John and The Farmer's Daughter
See Ya Next Year!

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

First Rag Rug Completed, Featured in Delta Crossroads, and Shipping Update

Hi Everyone!
 I have a lot to tell you!

First of all, John finished his first RAG RUG!
We were cooped up in the house over the weekend. . . .
Ice, Snow, and really Cold Temps--for this neck of the woods.
John spent the time Rag Rugging. . . .
He's so proud of it. . . .Can you blame him?
He picked the colors and chose strips of his own clothing--
shirts and jeans. . . .
I wasn't real sure about the colors, but love how it turned out.
Speaking of Rag Rugs, we're in the Christmas Issue of

Revis Chipman wrote a wonderful article, revealing the story behind
 our revival of this almost lost Folk Art (in the Delta),
as well as other tidbits, including a little about
If you'd like to read it, there's a free digital copy at:
That's me on the Table of Contents page (15)
and Rag Rug Renaissance begins on page 105.
While you're there, check out the other features. . . .
lots of holiday inspiration. . . .
We were so honored to be a part of it!
Our Old Country Store will be closing next week until the first of the year!
Last day of shipping--December 18th.
We extended the time for a couple of more days. . . .
Mark your calendars!
Happy Holidays to Everyone!
Hope you're enjoy the Christmas Season!

Monday, December 2, 2013

A New Look: Rag Rug and Wool Applique Combined

I've combined two of my favorite crafts--Rag Rugs and Wool Applique! . . .And, I LOVE the look.

The Rag Rug is woven primarily with blue jean strips. . . .The Mom and Chicks Applique is stitched on a felted wool background. . . .Then I used Wonder Under fusible tape to attach the two together. . . .So easy. . . .and so dramatic. . . .Don't you think?

This one won't make it to the floor. . . .It's going on the center of the table. . . .

I plan to add felted wool hearts and other appliques to several of my Rag Rugs to give as gifts. . . .It's amazing how this simple technique adds so much more to the rugs. . . .Maybe an option you can incorporate into your creations. . . .

Just adorable. . . .if I do say so myself. . . .
Our Old Country Store will close for the Holidays
on December 16, 2013. . . .We'll re-open January 1, 2013.
No orders will be shipped after December 16.