Sunday, September 5, 2010
This is a picture of New Salem Pottery in Randleman, NC. The area of North Carolina that I live in has a very long history of pottery makers. Hal & Eleanor have continued the tradition. There was a pottery on their property in the late 1700's. They do still dig some clay on their property. They supply the gift shop at Old Salem with some of their pottery.
About 8 years ago I started ordering a Christmas gift for my stitching friends from this pottery and that was my mission yesterday. It past years they have made mugs, spoon rests, or ornaments for me. So, my order is placed, due for delivery the first of December. My first Giveaway will be a piece of pottery, stay tuned.
-Plum Street Samplers
-The Victoria Sampler
-Moss Creek Designs
-The Sweetheart Tree
-Jeanette Douglas Designs
-Blue Ribbon Designs
-Little House Needleworks
-Cross Eyed Cricket
-Little By Little
-Country Cottage Needlework
So for the $7.99 investment, I think that I made out. I have been working on my exchange kits from the 2005 issue. When I looked through the magazine, I have already stitched 6 ornaments from it and I have at least 6 more ornament kits to go. So it is going to be awhile before I get to stitching any from the 2010 issue.
Thank you to all the designers who contribute to this issue. It is truly a gift that I look forward to each year.
Not much this week. I am trying not to be aggravated over the small cut of fabric. I think that I will try finishing it flat with the felt backing. The more that I look at this, the more I think it is better as a valentine's day ornament. The center background is stitched in a yellow. I have not decided if I want to fill it in yet.
That's it from here. I have to go get a shower & get ready for work.
Have a peaceful Sunday!