I’m Laura, owner of Appleberry Cottage. I love to share my primitive stitchery, primitive punch needle, hand crafted folk art, and heirloom crocheted baby afghans with you.
When I'm not crafting, I'm mom to 4 kids: Andrew, Matt, Rachel (17 yrs old), and James (12 yrs old).
A new flea market opened this past weekend ~ only about 5 minutes from our house. I read that the promoters were trying to get antiques and some good stuff at the market, so it was worth checking out. Best part~ it was free. There were nice large tents for the sellers to set up their good underneath, and keep us customers cooler on a hot day.
I found a couple vintage washboards at one booth. I'm thinking of a punch needle piece on the smaller one, and a rug hooking piece on the larger one. I have no specific patterns in mind, but it's nice to have a vintage piece put aside.
I went back on Sunday to the market, and it was smaller. Some of the nice antique dealers weren't there. I was going to get a few photos of some vintage hooked rugs that one dealer had. I normally don't see many rugs, but maybe I'm noticing them now that I've learned how to hook them.
I did manage to find this painting when I went back on Sunday. It's done on a wooden board, unfinished edges, and a simple wire hanger. I'll have to move some decorations on my walls to find a spot for this one. I couldn't pass it up!
Last week the goodies I ordered arrived! I now have a new medium Cameo needle for punch needle.
I also ordered this pattern that could be adapted for punch needle or rug hooking. I thought it was only the card stock pattern, but it came with some scraps of wool and muslin!
I also received some free wool scraps and a star penny pattern! I think I'll be ordering from Primitive Gatherings again!