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 order@woodenspooldesigns.com
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:  order@woodenspooldesigns.com 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 order@woodenspooldesigns.com 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.

Friday, June 27, 2014

Fruit season is upon us and the stores and stands are filling up with fresh 
strawberries, apples, watermelon, and PEARS!!!


Here are a couple of new designs just out!! 

#1410 Pear Medley

#1311 Pick a Peck of Pears

And if you are in the area 
sign up and come out to 
 Wool Wednesday Workshop 
in my studio 

Sweet Pears $30.00
Wednesday July 30th 
10:00 - 2:00
Please email dbusby@woodenspooldesigns
for more information and signup 

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

This weekend is the middle of June...Can you believe it!!!
 July is almost here and that means time to get the flags out!!!  
One of my favorite things on our recent trip was seeing 
all the flags flying across our great states!!! 

We have several patterns that you can make
 easily and quickly to add to your summer decor!!

#219 Mini Wool Flags

Liberty #135

#208 I Love the USA

#211 Red White & Blue

Pledge of Allegiance #102

Stars & Stripes #128

Friday, June 6, 2014

Portland Oregon is known as the City of Roses
and since 1907 it has held an annual festival
of celebrations and activities.
 A Rose Festival Princess
is chosen from each area high school
 and then one is chosen and crowned
 Rose Festival Queen. 
The Grande Floral Parade
 is tomorrow
 and as in the past
 the Rose Festival Princesses and Royal Queen
will ride upon a float through town on a
 5 miles stretch across the
 Willamette River into Downtown Portland.

People (us included) wait for hours in anticipation for the start of the parade..
....in fact
Jeff is down at "OUR SPOT" right now.....

 waiting....... and waiting
and waiting......
 to save a space for us to watch the parade from!!

It's a tradition of his to go down the night before and sit outside and hold our spot....
the rest of the family will arrive around 7:00 am
 and wait about 4 more hours for the
start of the parade to reach us.

 It is a fun tradition and  we have done this with our kids as they have grown up....
 and now....
 we are loving watching our grand kids enjoy it!!!

Someday I will collect all the pictures and make a photo book.....

In the meantime I hope you will enjoy this wool applique pattern called  
Ring Around the Roses
This could be made in the color of your favorite rose!!! 

And of course we will be watching for that crown on the head of the new 
Rose Festival Queen!!

You can be a queen too.....

this is new pattern now available on our website

Happy parade day....get your crown on!!!