"Now, get back to work!"

That is my mantra today as I finish up getting the house and studio back in shape after the marathon of Thanksgiving family fun.  I don’t really “do” Christmas, so this was the big holiday bash here at Crow’s Foot Farm. 

One really fun thing we did was to visit a local broom maker, who was having an open house on Friday and Saturday.  I love brooms and went both days with a different group of interested buyers.  Tony Campbell and his wife, Wanda, of Loysville, PA [Campbell’s Broom Shoppe] make an array of broom styles.  I bought a whiskbroom, kitchen broom, a very cool round broom with a twisted willow handle, a broomcorn decorative piece, and a loose bunch of cake testers. Tony demonstrated his antique broom stitching machine.  I absolutely love Perry County, PA, with it’s feeling of stepping back in time.  There are many craftspeople here keeping the olde ways alive.

My brother and sister-in-law, who came down from Cape Cod, MA, brought us a doormat made from lobster trap rope.  It looks "wicked nice" by the back door with one of my new brooms hanging at the ready. 

But now it’s time to get back to hooking on this good-sized piece that has a deadline.  I’m enjoying hooking the beautiful blue wools that I dyed recently.  I’m using my new 8.5 cutter cartridge for the blue area and I love how it’s hooking up.  I have a hard time getting back in the groove after a week off, but tomorrow I’ll be in my studio happily hooking away with some nice music playing in the background.

I do hope your Thanksgiving was a good one.

There’s a lot of beauty out there, and I give Thanks for it every day!!

P.S. During the month of December, I will include a Stash Saver Sachet free with every pattern order.

New broom.... new doormat.  Welcome to Crow's Foot Farm!

New broom.... new doormat.  Welcome to Crow's Foot Farm!

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I've got the blues.... wool that is!