The Old Tattered Flag

Thursday, April 18, 2013

I'm a goner and some reorganization in the studio...

I just want you to know that this may be the last time I ever blog because after these first two pictures Mom is going to kill me.  
We don't have set hours in the studio so we always tell people to call us ahead to make sure that 1, we are here and 2, that we are not in our pajamas.  So, I thought it only appropriate to prove that we are not making that up.  If you had seen me, I was also in my PJ's.  So, I look over and there's Mom putting wool away, on a stool.  I just had to snap a pic!

.......Mom, what are you doing???

Uh oh...........I'm in trouble.  If looks could kill, huh?

I just couldn't take it anymore.  The studio was a mess.  We have a bad habit of...well, not picking up after ourselves.  Wool was strewn everywhere and  my office section was in shambles.  We also have this thing with tchockies ( I know that's not how you spell it), but we always pick up cute little sewing things, baskets, boxes, you name it.  But we are running out of space.  So yesterday I started tearing it all apart.  These next two pictures show what a real geek I am since I am excited about a tidy sections with shipping envelopes, my stapler, tape, twine, kit flags and purchase cards.  Then I had to show my new "monster" printer with paper organized under it.  It's all there right in it!  I know, I'm a geek!

Shipping stuff all tidy!

Paper right under the printer where it should be...
 So, since we tidied things up I thought I'd show you some more picture of our little studio.  It really makes me happy when it's clean and tidy and it's not that way often....

Patterns....and a crock full o' strips...

Wool and fabric and punch needles, oh my.....

More punch needles with my new thread that I will be offering with the kits...

Punch needle display...

Close up of that cupboard door full o'punch needles....

Our Sampler bags, these are hot sellers, a great way to build your stash....

Come sit a spell.....

Under that Pumpkin pillow and Antique Coverlet rug is a basket of my rugs that I have not finished....why Julie, why??


I love our blacks and grays, and well, this just makes me happy to look at!

I painted this box a few years ago and it's always been one of my favorites, it's filled with finished hooked rug samples.




So, now I'm off to make dinner, then sit and do some cutting for my "Stars and Flowers" wool applique quilt.  I hope to have some pictures of that to show you very soon.  I also have several new designs in the works.  One word for you.......pigs!!

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Until next time......


  1. Lol, thanks, but even with that look on Mom's face???

  2. Do you have an online store , if so how do I access it. Looks like you have some lovely things (including your mother.)

  3. We sure do, it's, I'll post the link to the blog ....

  4. Do you want to move to Oregon-----there is no one rug hooking store in the whole state.

  5. Well we've never been to Oregon.....

  6. Your studio looks wonderful ~ a fun place to visit. Sure wish I was closer...sigh.
    Pug hugs :)

  7. Ooooo, aaaa, who hoo is right! Loved the wools I got in the mail. Every one of them was beautiful I feel the need for a road trip one day soon!

  8. I love all of this! It would make me happy to be in that room all day!!!


  9. I am a very lucky girl to be surrounded by all of this beautiful wool!
    I'd love to have you all here to visit....

  10. OMGosh! What a studio!? I am drooling here! LOL
    I know what you mean about picking up....hard as I try to keep things picked up in my sewing room sometimes I just can't help it....especially when I'm on a roll!


About Me

Thank you very much for taking the time to read my blog. I am married and just entering the second phase of my life as a Army retiree's wife. My husband and I did 25+ years in the Army. He is now officially a retired Colonel and has just entered the civilian workforce and I am happily settled in our 1830 Stone house. I (along with my Mom) operate www.theoldtatteredflag and currently we are building a small shop in the back part of the house. We live in Northern NY, right near the Canadian border. I have two handsome sons and 2 puggles. Life is busy for us, but I wouldn't have it any other way.