Who is Orange Sink?

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Rice Lake, WI, United States
My home town is Rice Lake, a small town in northern Wisconsin. I own Red House Wool Studio~ an in-home wool and rug hooking business. I enjoy collecting and decorating with antiques and primitives. Orange Sink Blog is a journal of my interests and ramblings about life. Cathy Greschner

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Saturday, March 21, 2015

Getting Ready!!

Oh me Oh my!!  It's been so terribly busy here I feel like I've drowned in the sea of work!!
But I do have quite a lot to offer at the upcoming Quilt Event next Saturday here in Rice Lake!
If you live around here DON"T MISS THIS EVENT!!  
Please support the school!  They continue to put on this awesome show year after year!
The donations for the raffle are so great this year..... a Janome sewing machine!!  Yes someone donated this brand new machine! They are raffling off an Angel Quilt!  The theme of the show is Angels Among Us!  How heavenly is that!! 

And there are drawings throughout the day for great gift baskets from all the vendors!!  Someone will win a nice little sheep rug from Red House Wool Studio!!

We have most of the floor tiles put down... just a few around the edges to go!  Now if I can find the time to grout!  Get rid of that evil white line!!  LOL!
Better go.... I have wool dyeing on the stove... I'm naming it  "RICH OLDE GOLD CHICK"  LOL!!!
See you soon!!
Cathy G

Saturday, March 7, 2015

The Kitchen Floor.... and more!

... and man am I sore!!  This DIY stuff is all fine and dandy if you are young and healthy!  It doesn't seem to affect Dave that much!  But my knees and legs are killing me tonight!  I think a nice hot bath and a glass of wine may be in order!  
We got a LOT of tile put down today!  
And a LOT of work remains.... the hard part...cutting around the perimeter of the room and around door jams etc.  So it will take some time and muscle.
I will leave this to hubby and retreat to my studio to continue working on some more kits and models.

Here's another wool appliqué project I'm working on.... it's called "Flower Bed"  by designer Shawn Williams of Threads That Bind.  It measures 33 by 33 inches.  It's the largest wool appliqué I've done to date. Very fun pattern!!
I hope to have it finished in time for the Quilt Event here in Rice Lake on March 28th.  
Along with a bunch of other things I will share soon!!
How's your weekend shaping up?

Cathy G

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Snowy Owl

The hubby is back at it.... taking wildlife photos! He never ceases taking photos of beautiful birds or other fascinating things in nature.  I couldn't resist making a collage of his snowy owl perched on top of an electrical wire.  That insulator is pretty interesting isn't it! 

We are making little to no progress on the kitchen this week.  Hence no photos of the kitchen just an owl.
Our contractor friend is in Colorado skiing ( he lives to ski) ... so he won't be around til maybe this weekend.
We've seen more of our friend Ross, the plumber though.  Our water heater decided to jump ship so Ross is going to put a new one in.  It sits in a box in the garage already.
Keeping my fingers crossed nothing else will konk out,
as we don't really have any rich banker friends to come to our rescue! LOL!
We plan to start putting down the new flooring this weekend... photos for sure!
A DIY project so we'll see how that goes!
I have been doing a lot of wool appliqué for models in my shop and for an upcoming quilt event here in town.
March 28th is the date for that!
More details to follow!
Hope you are keeping busy... keeping an eye out for that warmer Spring like weather that's supposed to be heading our way!!
I'll believe it when I see it!!

Cathy G