Thursday, August 18, 2011

Round Bales, Round Barns & The Red Barn 'Round Nod....

There's a fullness in the air....of a summer over-ripe....
I can feel the prelude to autumn in the air....

There's fall in the air at my friend's (Cathy from Red Barn Rugs) too....
I spent the day helping her get patterns ready for upcoming shows and workshops....

Here are two of her brand spankin' new designs that I'm adding to my dance card (don't tell her I'm showing you...she hasn't even "released" them yet...):

"Bittersweet Bonnie:"

And "Pumpkin Line:"

Now this crow is off to find a nice bird bath in the sun and soak these ol' bones....Not an easy task standing for hours on one leg while holding a Sharpie marker in the other.....



Courtney said...

Enjoy your soak. Those are spiffy patterns! Aren't we all a bit over the top for a pumpkin about now? Love the rolls of hay. In the town I grew up in, we had salt marsh hay rolled that way. Nothing more pretty than a salt marsh!

Nancy said...

Love the sneak peek. I love them!
Storm rumblin here. I got some great photos! Love your music here. Have ah good evening...hugs

~Madalynne~ said...

Sounds like a fun way to spend the day! Love the new patterns ~ especially the kitty :)

Cool Barn!

Leontien said...

ohh i hope you had a great soak! ;-)

And yes those round barns are just lovely! Sometimes they call them Dutch barns, but i have NEVER seen them in Holland so i always have to smile when i hear that!

And thank you soo much for your sweet comment on my blogpost monday! With all that positive energy it must going to be oke, right?!


Kim said...

Cute patterns. Enjoy your soak. Light the candles, take a big glass of red wine with you. I hear the wine lubricates the achy joints. (well, that's my story and I'm sticking to it)
Kim :)

Misi said...

Awesome Barn - simply a gorgeous sight to see..
love that description "of summer over ripe".
Beautiful rug designs, thanks for the peek:0)
Kick back Robin & enjoy your soak
{{HUGS to you friend}}

laurie said...

wow what beautiful work,,and the photos of the fields and barn are lovely,, don't you just love a round barn,, my dad use to say a round barn was good because the devil couldn;t catch you in the corners,, isn't that awful,,I probably shouldn't say that,, lol,, he was just a funny man who loved to joke.

Carol Stuck said...

OK...I love barns but have never seen a round one. No corners for the cobwebs to get into...heehee!

I DO love the rugs.....the kitties are awesome!!! Wish I knew a thing or two about rug hookin.

Have a great relaxing night!

hugs and smiles,

Deppen homestead 1862 said...

hey Robin~
Wonderful country side ~ farm~ barn photos!!! Just can smell the Autumn in the air tonight~ loving the changes~

Girl the rugs are breathtaking~ fun day!!!

Rest my friend~make sure to put plenty of bubbles in your bath~ so much fun to blow them off your hand~ relaxation & giggles!!

basketsnprims said...

What a fun way to spend the day! I love the patterns & thanks for the peek. It seems we are all getting ready for fall. I hope your mother is coming along nicely.

Angela said...

Robin, Sounds like a fun day. Love the hay bale and the barn. That's a newbie for me, never have I seen a round barn. Love the rugs. I want so to learn how to do this so badly. Don't have a single rug. That would be so neat. Take care and enjoy your soak!!

renee said...

Love those round barns! You enjoy yourself, and I love those patterns! Will she be selling them? How wonderful!
I would love to make one of them.
I have only made smaller items.

Rugs and Pugs said...

Robin ~
I, for one, am NOT ready for fall, mostly cuz I HATE what comes after it and the older I get, the longer the winter lasts!
That round barn is just gorgeous!!!
Pug hugs :)

Suzanne said...

It does look like autumn is on its way in your part of the country! Love the bales, and barns! :) , and those rugs are adorable!

~The Boyd Homestead Farm~ said...

Love the pics of the bales of hay and the round barn! I live on a farm and I can honestly say that I have never heard or seen a round barn before. Well, now I can say I've seen one, lol :) Great patterns too! Wish I knew how to rug hook! Hope you have a fabulous weekend! I look forward to fall and wish we could skip winter and go right into spring afterwards!
Hugs, Trish

Robin at The Primitive Hutch said...

Cool pics Robin, That round barn is awesome!
Awesome designs ~ if I come and visit you will you show me how to do that???
Have a great weekend!
Tomorrow I get to find out whats behind that yellow door!
Prim Blessings

Mary said...

Hi Robin, sounds like you had a fun day! Love the pic. of the round barn.....I too have never seen a round barn till now. Pretty awesome! Love the sneak peak for the patterns...makes me even more excited to learn hooking. I love, love, love Bittersweet Bonnie. May just have to purchase the pattern, will give me an even more incentive to learn! Enjoy your soak, wishing you a wonderful up coming weekend! Hugs Mary

Christine said...

Nothing beats the country views! Love the round barn - I don't think I've seen one before!
The new fall patterns are great - so good of you to let us have a preview!
Best wishes

Traci said...

Hope the crow is all freshened up this morning! So nice of you to help your friend, bet it was a fun day!

Great pic of the round barn, love it and those rug designs are great!

Blessings N Hugs,

outjunking said...

I'd say you deserve a soak. Enjoy.

Mary said...

Could that bird bath in the sun mean you got that pool cleaned up by any chance?
I love the rugs, but have to say, that barn is breathtaking.

HomeSpunPrims said...

Thanks for the sneak peek of the rugs. I'm digging the pumpkin line one. Can never have enough pumpkins. Hugs, Lori

floweringmama said...

Hi! I'm your newest follower. Those rugs are amazing and I'm headed to Melissa's site now.

Karen/My Colonial Home said...

Why is it that CRANKY CROW is NEVER cranky! lol
You are always in a good mood!

I love Cathy's designs...but I haven't even started the first one from I shouldn't be looking at the 'teasers'.

What a gorgeous round barn...where is it? Or is it on Cathy's property??


The Moonlit Stitch said...

Love those rugs! Hope you enjoyed your soak, Robin. Have a great weekend! ~*~Lisa

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Great pics!
And I love those rugs too!
Hope all is well in your part of Wisconsin!

prims by olde lady morgan said...

Robin, I so hope you had a wonderful soak!!!!!
AND those rugs, love them.... I really need to give hookin, rug hookin that is a try!!!! OLM

Vicky said...

I love that barn and those rugs look very well made! You're a good friend to help her out! Enjoy your soaking!


Amish Stories said...

Thought id stop by and say hello. Richard from the Amish community of Lebanon,pa.

Gatherings said...

Love that round barn picture! Awesome!!

Cindy said...

I love your photographs and all the prims!

Wendy @ Ravenwood Whimzies said...

I love that round barn - it's lovely!

Me and My Stitches said...

Love that barn - wish we could move it to my house!

Leontien said...

Ok i just HAD to jump back and talk to you because!!! Me too!!!
Malignant Melanoma stage 3....

I hope you got your spots removed and that they turned out ok?

A big (HUGE) hug!

Ann said...

Thanks for visiting my basket blog. We were just in WI last weekend - my other blog shows photos of our daughter at UW Whitewater.

Love those rugs - I need to check out her site and see when she releases - I NEED to hook that cat one!


deb said...

adore the rugs...they are amazing...make me want to hook again after so long not!!!

Roberta (Cottonwood Lane Primitives) said...

You're a good friend to help Cathy get ready for her show. Love her rugs--what great colors! You don't see many round barns anymore. What a piece of history! ~Roberta

Lori Ann Corelis said...

Hi Robin,

Thanks for popping by my blog and for your kind comment! What fun those patterns are and that barn is amazing!
Happy stitches!
Lori Ann

Pamela@ Our Pioneer Homestead said...

They are so beautiful!!

Pamela@ Our Pioneer Homestead said...

They are so beautiful!!