Saturday, August 20, 2011

Fears Realized

Had the best time this morning at the Quilted Crow Fabric and Quilt Shop!!! Peg was such a great encouragement to me today and she did it with a wonderful sense of humor. It was such a joy to laugh and joke around. Life is so serious sometimes and our trip to Peg's shop gave us a chance to leave our troubles outside.

Stop by and check out Peg's online store. Just click on the button above and check it out. Better yet, if you are ever in the Harpursville, NY area pop in and visit with Peg personally. Her shop is set inside a beautiful cabin and is filled to the brim with all sorts of primitive fabrics, kits, threads, wools, notions, etc. She has some gorgeous samples all around her shop which are a beautiful inspiration to all level of quilters.

Peg also has a beautiful blog!!! Stop on over and start following her today. She is one seriously talented lady and you don't want to miss a single post. (Peg let us in on a little secret! Shhhhhh don't tell anyone but she has a pattern that is going to be published in the Primitive Quilts and Projects magazine. That's all she would tell me. Couldn't even get a hint about what the pattern would look like!) Click here and visit Peg's blog today.

Speaking of Primitive Quilts and Projects magazine...if you are serious about your love of all things primitive, you want to subscribe to this awesome magazine. (I missed the debut issue. If anyone has one to sell, please let me know.) The content is amazing. Patterns are included for all projects. This is one serious magazine!!! Their customer service is top of the line. I subscribed to this magazine and in days my copy was in my mailbox!!!

Okay, speaking of fears realized! I have seen so many wool projects the past few years and have been totally intimidated by this medium. Don't ask me why, I'm not usually that shy to try my hand at something new. There are so many varieties. I think it's that I don't understand the lingo. When I went into the Quilted Crow Fabric and Quilt Shop today, I went with the intention that I was going to finally put aside my fears and tackle one of the beautiful wool projects in the Primitive Quilts and Projects magazine.

Well, when I entered the shop, I went directly to the wool corner that Peg has set up in her shop. I picked up some beautiful orange wool, turned it over in my hands and put it back on the shelf. I then picked up a gorgeous green wool, turned it over in my hands and put it back on the shelf. I closed my magazine, stepped back and told my friend Sue (my traveling partner, sister in Christ and one of my best friends) I couldn't do it. I was confused, intimidated and actually fearful to start. There I said it - I was afraid.

After spending some time discussing my fears with Peg and her explanation of the various types of wool she has in her shop, I broke down and bought some. I told Peg that I would blog about the process but wasn't promising anything!

Okay, so now that I've let you know even more about myself, I'm asking that you check on my progress every so often to see how I'm doing with my wool project (or if I've even gotten the nerve to get started!).


Cheryl said...

I will be watching for your progress notes. I have wanted to work with wool for a long time and actually have a couple of projects I've went so far as to get the pattern for! LOL But I'm a "scaredy cat" too! I'm hoping watching your progress will inspire me to take the step. It's funny how taking on some new things scare us and then taking on other new things that SHOULD scare us...don't bother us at all!! I'm sure God laughs at me a LOT!!! Blessings Girl!! I'll be waiting to see your progress. Cheryl ~~pRiMRaGGz~~

TheCrankyCrow said...

Those are some kind of beautiful quilts your showing us Lucy...wowswers...See, wool with me was completely different - didn't exactly know what to do with it, just knew I loved how it felt, smelled and looked. Even the little fuzzies it leaves all over....Wasn't long till my love affair with hooking - and even had the courage to CUT it into little strips!! So, what are you thinking of taking on? Hooking? Penny rugs? A wool quilt? Curious minds want to know! (And egg you on!!) Wishing you a blessed tomorrow! Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

Peg said...

Lucy...Thank you for the wonderful comments about me and the shop.
I know that you are going to LOVE working with wool...before long you will be hooked!!! Now the pressure is on to see your project in the making.

Happy Stitching,

Angie Berry said...

Oh YAY!! You go girl! Have you started yet? =]

Don't be afraid to admit it. I'll be honest in saying that it scares me too! I love to feel wool and see the vibrant beautiful colors but working with it scares me enough to keep me away from it. Maybe later when the kids are grown and gone but right now I'm content with reading about people like you that get started in it, love it, and do beautiful work. You CAN do it!!