Excitement is Building!

SpoolMag

I mentioned in an earlier post and on my Facebook page that I will be featured in a new magazine, called SpoolMag, in their September issue. I just had a peek at the layout as they are getting ready to go to press. I am getting so excited! The new issue will be in shops and mailboxes on Sept. 15th. They ran a nice article about me and one of my designs as a free pattern for you to hook. When the magazine hits the stands, you will be able to download the instructions and more images of the featured rug from my web site. Just watch my home page for a link (after Sept 15th.)

I am very grateful to Diane Selby, editor extraordinaire of SpoolMag, for the opportunity to spread the word about rug hooking to a new group of crafting enthusiasts. If you have not seen the magazine yet, go to their web site and take a look. You can also use their shop finder to see if a shop near you carries the magazine. Or better yet, get a subscription! Here is a sneak peek:

  Now, doesn’t that leave you just a little curious?

Hook-a-Month Kits

There are a few of these new Fall Hook-a-Month kits left for the taking. If you are thinking about it, don’t wait too long – they are going fast. I will start shipping mid-September, so you still have time to grab one! You can read all about it here.

That’s all the news that’s fit to print for now . . . til next time, Hook On, my friends!

Sally

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Excited Hooker Has Something to Share!

You know I don’t blog really often, but when I have something to share that I think is worthwhile, I show up. So here I am, and that would be me, the excited hooker . . . why? I will be featured in a fairly new magazine called SpoolMag. It’s a  needle arts magazine, and while I am not the best when it comes to wielding a needle, I am wicked with a rug hook. They have not touched on rug hooking yet, so it is a real pleasure to know that I might inspire a ‘younger’ group of stitchers to join the world of rug hooking and we all know what a wonderful world that is, right? I am very excited about this opportunity to spread the love of rug hooking to a whole new readership. The readers of SpoolMag are 20 to 40 years old, and it’s that 20’s group that I am most excited about.

If you are not yet familiar with the magazine, check out their web site: SpoolMag.com

I’ll appear in the Fall issue, which you’ll find on newsstands and in retail shops on September 15th. Check the map of retailers on their site to see if there is a shop near you that carries the magazine. If you have a stitching-related shop, you might consider adding this publication to your racks. The editor, De, is wonderful to work with and I sincerely wish her so much success with this magazine.

My feature will include a design for one of my rugs that I have never offered as a pattern or kit: Spot the Cat. He is a fun, silly cat who wears his spots like pennies on a rug (pun intended.) So watch for the magazine to appear in shops, or subscribe online at their web site. I’d love to know what you think . . .

Before I go, I wanted to tell you that I am doing the monthly giveaway over at the Folk ‘n’ Fiber Facebook page – leave a comment under my post about the giveaway for August and get your name entered to win any of my patterns on red dot tracer AND a beautiful 1/4-yard selection of overdyed wool from LaceyJanePrims.com. If you are selected you can choose the pattern you want from my web site (Hook-a-Month patterns are the only exclusions.)

Oh – one more thing (I told you it was an exciting time . . .) I am completely re-designing my web site. So, don’t be surprised, in the near future, if you visit my site and it looks completely different. It has been around for so long, and gotten pretty busy-looking, and sometimes it’s hard to find what you are looking for, so it needs a facelift (gee, I could have said that about myself, too.) I am working on that big project in between everything else, so it might be a month or two before it’s ready – just letting you know it’s in the works.

If you stopped by to read this – thank you! I know my content gets stale waiting for me to come back and blog, so I am grateful for any of you who take the time to read my posts. Spread the word about SpoolMag and the FB giveaway, will you? And when you need beautiful wool, visit LaceyJanePrims.com – Jo has beautious colors and great prices! You will not be disappointed!

As Always – hook on!

Sally

Facebook Wins Again! And So Can YOU . . .

I have been putting it off, but I knew it was inevitable! Social media, like Facebook and Twitter are really important aspects of having an online business. So, I spent some time and created another Facebook Fan page. This one is for Vintage on the Ridge (my Etsy shop for vintage and antiques.) I thought I’d mention it here since I know a lot of my rug hooking blog readers also collect antiques and love vintage things for their homes.

If you would, I sure would love to have some Fans over there . . . click to go and give me a Thumbs Up (LIKE), then leave a comment. Your reward? A chance to win an item of your choice from my Etsy shop’s Under $5 Bucks section. I know it sounds chintzy, but I am destashing in a big way, so most everything in that section is valued at more than $5 – I just need to move it out of here! Free is good, right? Note that the winner will be chosen at the Facebook page, not here on the blog. So LIKE me and leave a comment there to get in the give-away. I’ll pick a winner on Memorial Day!

I’ll be back soon with some rug hooking news, but for now — that’s it! I love give-aways!! Let me know what you think of the new Etsy shop and the new Facebook page. Oh yes, one more thing – I also have a Twitter account for Vintage on the Ridge – follow me there if you like (I still don’t “get” Twitter all that much, but it’s inevitable, too.) Twitter @vintageridge

Have a great day everyone!