Monday, September 22, 2014

The clouds are rolling in,
 the temps are dropping,
 the first day of Autumn 
is on the calendar this week!!!

I am so ready for the season change this year!!
I have always loved Fall!! I love the colors, the coolness, pumpkin patches, 
cider, the first wood-stove fire, time for a pot roast again, socks, 
and WOOL!!!! 
It's a great time for more wool applique!! 

 Check out my Etsy Page for
available kits for purchase. 

Penny Pummpkin

Thanksgiving Pumpkin

Friday, September 12, 2014

Simply Vintage Autumn 2014

 Its a gorgeous late summer day here in Oregon!!
The skys are blue 
and the wind is whipping around,
 making the leaves whirl, 
the walnuts fall from the trees,
 and cleaning all the dust out of the trees!!

The new issue of Simply Vintage
 is out and you will love it!!! 
See that little acorn needle keeper in the top left corner.....
yep....a project from me!! 
There are some great projects in the book from some of my friends too!!!

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Fall is approaching and the days are getting shorter.....
well.....the outside days are getting shorter.

 Most of us love summer
are sad to see it go
the "shorter darker days"
 longer stitching days!!! 

It's the perfect time to get some projects started
 and be ready for those cooler
 evenings ahead!! 

Here are some things that I will be up to: 

September 24th 
 10:00 am - 3:00 pm 
From Acorn to Oak $40.00
Wednesday Wool Workshop

October 10th and 11th
The Country Loft Quilt Shop
in La Mesa, CA
The Country Loft

October 17th and 18th
October 22nd
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday Wool Workshop
(project yet to be announced)

October 28th
 11:00 am
Pierce County Library
Comforters Quilt Guild in Puyallup, WA

November 8th
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
A Christmas Workshop at

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Hey check it out....Monday September 8th I have the privilege of being on 
American Patchwork & Quilting Radio Hosted by Pat Sloan

Monday, August 25, 2014

From Acorn to Oak

The leaves will be falling soon 
and we have plenty of them up here 
at Wooden Spool Designs!!

Come join the fun and stitch this beautiful mat
 just in time for the fall season!!

September 24th will be the next 
Wednesday Wool Workshop
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
This $40.00 workshop includes
  pattern, wool, threads, and a light snack. 

To sign up please send an email to

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

August 20th
 Wednesday Wool Workshop
10:00 - 3:00

For the beekeeper August is a time when the bees slow down a bit.....
which gives the beekeeper a bit more free time....

Come to the August Workshop 
and YOU will get to choose one of your favorite blocks
from the Blessed Bee Quilt pattern 
and I will kit it special just for you,
 guide you through stitching it,
 and give you tips 
on how to prepare it to create a
BEE-utiful pillow!!

to sign up please send an email to
and you will receive a class invoice. 

Hope you can BEE there!!! 

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Something New......

Wooden Spool Designs
Wednesday’s Wool Workshops

Who:  Those who LOVE wool… Those who LOVE to hand stitch….Those who want to learn……. AND…. Those who LOVE to gather and chatter!!! Space is limited so sign up early!! 

What:    A monthly gathering with a special project and kit to hand stitch and work with wool. A place to learn something new, make new friends, or just enjoy making a project with wool.  

Where:  At my home studio in beautiful Corbett, Oregon. Take a drive out to the country and work along with me and I will direct you through the project and offer assistance and helpful tips. 

When: From 10:00 am - 2:00 pm once a month a specific Wednesday will be chosen for the workshop.

 The date & project will be announced each month AT the workshop
 for the NEXT months’ workshop.
When possible I will announce the dates earlier.

Sign up: To sign up for the workshop you will need to send an email to: and you will receive an invoice to pay for the workshop. 

Basic supplies to bring: You will want to bring some basic sewing supplies such as scissors, pins, pencil, ruler, needles. assorted flosses or threads and if you need extra light bring your favorite sewing light.

Kits: Kits and Instructions for each workshop will be available for sale while supplies last and will be mailed out the day AFTER the workshop. Prices for kits will vary each month according to the project. 

 If you want to purchase a kit and instructions for that month you will need to send an email to and I will send you a PayPal invoice for payment.  A shipping charge will be added to your invoice. 

 Would you like to spend some time with your friends?
 Just coordinate a time with me and 6 friends and you will receive one workshop fee for free!! 

Wednesday’s Wool Workshop

Sweet Pears
July 30th
10:00 am – 2:00 pm
In-Studio Workshop w/Kit & Instructions

 Kit includes wool and instructions to make:
A "PAIR" of Pear Pincushions
One Pear Needle Keeper
One Mini Pear Penny Ornament

Kit & Instructions $15.00 + shipping while supplies last!!! 
(kit does not include thread) 
Kits will be shipped on July 31st.