Monday, November 14, 2011

Christmas Fun

We just have to thank all of you who came and made our Christmas Kit Day so much fun!!!

And for those of you who could not make it, we want to give you a peek at what is waiting for you whenever you get a chance to come in . . . . . . .

From Cheri Payne's new patterns which grace our mantel this year to . . . . . .






Wonderful kits for projects in the new Primitive Quilts and Projects magazine . . . . . .












An adorable wool snowman pillow kit designed by none other than our Wool Crazy JoAnn Mullaly! They come packaged in their own cute stocking . . . . . . .













Yummy wool candy for those projects where you just need a few scraps and. . . . . .



over twenty other Christmas kits to help you with those quick handmade gifts that are so special to give to family and friends!





We hope you all get a chance to come in during the season.  We know you will find something special to make your trip worthwhile!

Have a beautiful Thanksgiving and enjoy a day to spend time with family and friends.

We can't thank you enough for being part of the Country Loft family. . . .we love you all!!!!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

It's A Party!!!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Trick or Treat!!!




Trick or Treat begins early at The Country Loft.  Stop by on Saturday, October 29th or Monday, October 31st and pick from our Halloween bag for your treat of 5%, 10%, 15% or 20% off your entire purchase.













You can also enter our "TREAT" drawing for prizes given out all day long on both days!













And, as a special bonus, all Halloween merchandise will be 25% off on these two days!











Come join in the fun and take a look at some new kits we just made up like this one for the "Four Square" quilt designed by Renee Plains . . . . . it is so fabulous!

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Antiques to the rafters!!!






The finds from a very long antique trip finally made it to the store!  We packed our shed to the rafters and thought you would like to have a preview!
















Here's that wonderful old red shelf unit we bought at our last stop.  It is so beautifully made, the corners are mitered!!!




















And here are stacks & stacks of those wonderful old boxes we all love.  They are all finished so nicely and just ready to be stuffed with fabric, wool, or whatever!!

















Come in and browse, I'm sure you will find a treasure or two!  JoAnn and I will be working at the store tomorrow and will be more than happy to help you with your "Treasure Hunt".

Monday, October 3, 2011

Farewell to Kansas!






Well, on the final shopping day of this very long trip we found more hay . . . . . . . . . .







A lot more cows . . . . . . . . . . .







Nice barns, but I think they were full of cows and hay!














Not until we made one last stop did we find a real treasure.  It's a great old shelf unit with original red paint.  We had to unload a few things to squeeze it in, but no way could we leave this behind!!!







I think we are at max fill here.  The only way we could fit more in would be to take the Harley out and Joe could ride and I could drive the truck and trailer. 

Hmmm. . . . . that sounds like too much fun for him and too much work for me so I guess we are done!!!








A couple of scenery pictures that I just have to share.  I don't think I've ever been on such a beautiful drive as the one we ended our day with today. 












I-70 thru the Rocky Mountains from Denver to Glenwood Springs was prettier than I've ever seen it.





Around each turn was another burst of glorious color.  The yellows were so vibrant in the mid-day sun that they seemed to be lit with neon lights!

We'll be home in about 4 days and we will try our best to have everything in the store by Saturday, October 15th.  We hope to see you then and thanks so much for joining us on this trip!

                     Joe & Sharon

Fall finds are the best!





Driving through the eastern Kansas countryside is so different from the plains and hay rolls of western Kansas.  And especially this time of year the scenery is beautiful!!









We stopped at a farm just outside of Kansas City where we know someone has been collecting treasures for us.









Because of all the flooding and storms over the last few months, picking in the midwest hasn't been that great, but our friends were still able to gather a few goods things!









Then it was across the Missouri River and on to our next stop!







This is another place where we know we can usually find some of the things we love and sure enough, we came away with some more treasures.








And just when we are about to call it a day, we see another sign for an antique sale. . . . it was pointing down towards this barn, wouldn't that be great!!!







Well, it was only a yard sale at the farmhouse behind the barn, but there were a few things I just couldn't resist!!

And that's all for today folks, time to look for a place to hit the hay (hopefully a hotel, not a field)!!!

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Barn Sale!!!







Wow . . . after many hours of driving and searching we spotted the barn off in the distance.














We finally made it to the much anticipated Barn Sale! At first glance, it looked like it might be worth it!














I had a feeling this was going to be a great day!













The inside and outside was loaded with goodies and we spent over 4 hours shopping and loading.  The only thing is, we forgot to pile everything up outside and take pictures like we did last time . . . . .road weary and lack of sleep I guess.

You'll have to trust me that we did find a lot of great things here and we will be sure to get pictures of our finds at our next stops which will be tomorrow.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Sheep, sheep & more sheep





A fun new class at the loft is this one taught by Deby Wickham, wool roving sheep!
















That wonderful wool roving that we all love to use for embellishing quilts, stitched projects, purses, dolls, etc. makes the most adorable sheep!






We'll let you know when Deby adds another session. . . . . . . . maybe another animal????

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Aaaahhh. . . . Kansas!





It's amazing how drastically the topography can change in just a days drive!













We like the hay rolls, but we love the boxes!!!













John Arford, that wonderfully talented refinisher had stacks of them ready for us this time!! YEA . . . .we love you John!!!








We poked around, in and out of many other places across I36 in Kansas and came up with almost nothing except for a wonderful 12 tin pie safe for Susan (I'll send you a picture soon)!!





BUT . . . . . have no fear!  We got word of a terrific barn sale happening in a couple of weeks in Missouri so we parked our truck and trailer in Kansas City, booked a round trip flight home and will continue this trip on September 30th.  See you then!  Joe & Sharon

Friday, September 16, 2011

On the road again!




After a week vacation in beautiful Montana, we are headed back to the midwest in search of treasures.  We took one little Harley ride in South Dakota down the Needles Highway on our way.  We couldn't resist with a name like that and the scenery was beautiful.









I'm not the best photographer off the back of a motorcycle but here are just a few shots.  The highway is so named because of the rock formations that are sharp and pointed.









The closer we got the more impressive it was.  This is one of the roads that goes around Mt. Rushmore.  There sure is a lot of granite in these hills!







Tomorrow we head to the plains of Kansas so we really enjoyed the pine trees and mountains in this part of the country on our last day here.


Tune in tomorrow and hopefully we will have pictures of treasures to share!



Thursday, September 15, 2011

Woolies from Primitive Gatherings!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          NEW . . . . .From Primitive Gatherings and MODA these great new woolies are just the thing to get you in the fall spirit!




They are actually cotton flannels that come in a wonderful assortment of plaids, stripes and colors that make you think fall just by looking at them.  And of course we have fat quarters just waiting for you!









Being allergic to wool, Mindy especially likes these! Now she can get that wonderful, wool primitive look in so many projects! No more itching and sneezing for her!





STAY TUNED - Tomorrow we start our trek across Kansas for more antiques.  Who knows what we will find this time!