Moving Our Business Back Home To Niskayuna, New York

Dear Facebook friends and fans,
Life is full of passages, and today we are announcing one of our own. After almost twenty years on Upper Union Street, Sow’ s Ear Studio is relocating the business to our home office.  It’s been a wonderful run, but this move is best for us.
We will close officially at the end of July. In the meantime, we are having a moving sale, lots of great deals to be had. We will be here for Strawberry Fest on June 17th and during our regular shop hours as we prepare for the move.
I will still be accepting orders for re -painting your furniture, and will continue to do so even as we transition to our new digs.
We hope you’ll stop by while we are still here to chat and check out our moving sale.
Thanks to all our supporters. Hope to see you soon!
Rosemary and Lauren
With us moving our business to our home studio, we’re having a MOVING SALE.  All of Rosemary’s painted items are discounted up to 50% off, Lauren’s crochet and polymer clay items have been discounted, all other artists items remain at the same price.  This is due to the fact that we have to pay our artists.  Stop by STRAWBERRY FEST 2017 for Upper Union Street’s street wide event and our BIG MOVING SALE.

Sow's Ear Studio And Gallery

Dear Facebook friends and fans,
Life is full of passages, and today we are announcing one of our own. After almost twenty years on Upper Union Street, Sow’ s Ear Studio is relocating the business to our home office.  It’s been a wonderful run, but this move is best for us.  
We will close officially at the end of July. In the meantime, we are having a moving sale, lots of great deals to be had. We will be here for Strawberry Fest on June 17th and during our regular shop hours as we prepare for the move. 
I will still be accepting orders for re -painting your furniture, and will continue to do so even as we transition to our new digs.
We hope you’ll stop by while we are still here to chat and check out our moving sale.
Thanks to all our supporters. Hope to see you…

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Spring Open House 2017 At Victoria Adamo

Normally we’re at Sow’s Ear Studio on Saturday from 10:00a.m.-4:00p.m., but this past Saturday Rosemary and I spent our Saturday at Victoria Adamo Day Spa for their annual Spring House.  Packing up my Jeep with Rosemary’s items and my items and setting up our booth Friday night before made our lives easier, so all we had to do was drive to Rotterdam, New York and promote our handmade items.   Thanks to Victoria Adamo, they provided a six foot table and we were able to bring both Rosemary’s items and my items, some of which were placed on the table, some of which were placed on the shelf we brought.

Not getting our hopes up in making sales, we were more interested in promoting the painted items and crochet items.  Meeting new people and visiting with other friends was fun on Saturday.  By the end of the day Rosemary and I were ready for a long nap.  Rosemary is also working on new product for her Etsy shop and hoping that her shop will be open by the end of June-July.  Rosemary will be selling mostly painted candlesticks, glasses, boxes for the time being.  We’re researching on how to ship the painted furniture and larger items.

Sow's Ear Studio And Gallery

Normally we’re at Sow’s Ear Studio on Saturday from 10:00a.m.-4:00p.m., but this past Saturday Rosemary and I spent our Saturday at Victoria Adamo Day Spa for their annual Spring House.  Packing up my Jeep with Rosemary’s items and my items and setting up our booth Friday night before made our lives easier, so all we had to do was drive to Rotterdam, New York and promote our handmade items.   Thanks to Victoria Adamo, they provided a six foot table and we were able to bring both Rosemary’s items and my items, some of which were placed on the table, some of which were placed on the shelf we brought.

Not getting our hopes up in making sales, we were more interested in promoting the painted items and crochet items.  Meeting new people and visiting with other friends was fun on Saturday.  By the end of the day Rosemary and I…

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Hello Italy

Ever since mom has had her shop in Schenectady, we’ve fell in love with this Italian restaurant named Scotti’s. Scotti’s is a family owned restaurant that makes the best Italian food. The owners are also good friends. Our family enjoys a good Italian meal a couple times a year and every time it’s the best.  I also love Italian food, but some food is not easy to prepare.

I love having someone make something that I’m not good at making so I can have a treat when going out.  This time we went to celebrate a belated birthday for my dad.  Our favorite dishes range from eggplant to seafood, to veal, to chicken.  Most of the time we order eggplant and seafood.  Last night, mom had the spinach ravioli special with a light red sauce, Dad had his favorite seafood with pasta and a Light Red sauce, and I had eggplant rollitini with a light red sauce.

 

 

March Madness


With mother nature fooling us the last two weeks, we’ve had warm weather, and it’s right back to feeling winter with temperatures that are below zero.  Not to complain about Upstate New York, but as I get older, the more I can’t stand winter.  Wanting spring so badly, I wore sandals for a few days.  Now I’m right back to wearing a closed shoe.

With a few more weeks of winter, it’s time to think about spring, flowers, fashion items, and painted items from Sow’s Ear Studio.  Figuring out with doing knit, crochet, or both knit and crochet, I’ve been coming up with some new baby blanket and blanket ideas for the home, along with table runners, rugs, scarves, and shawls.  Cowls will be worked on this summer and will be presented for the fall.

New handmade items are also in the works for both Sow’s Ear Studio and Where’s The Yarn.  Items include painted candle jars with poured candles by Rosemary and Lauren Prock.  Ever since helping out a friend with his daughter’s school, I forgot what it was like to burn candles and the lovely fragrance that comes with burning the candles.  I’m currently doing research on types of candle wax, fragrances, and designs for the outside of the candle jars.  It seems to me that soy and palm waxes are the most popular with candles.  See these candles come alive with Rosemary and Lauren this spring and summer.  Purchase these handmade pieces on Where’s The Yarn’s etsy shop, Sow’s Ear Studio’s etsy shop, and Sow’s Ear Studio shop in Schenectady.

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Back open after our March Madness snow storm. Rosemary and Lauren are so looking forward to spring and some color outside.

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Sale On Etsy And Unique Article

Diaper Drive has ended for the holiday season. Diaper drive will start up again on the day of Strawberry 🍓 Fest. Details will follow.

Unique article on Countdown To Mexico, Knitting In Mexico http://countdowntomexico.com/2011/11/09/vogue-knitting-in-mexico/

Hello February friends! Just to let everyone know, I’m running my annual clean up sale on my Etsy shop. For further details, stop by http://www.etsy.com/shop/lmprock

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Hello 2017

Happy New Year friends of Where’s*The*Yarn? and Sow’s Ear Studio.  With 2016 past and 2017 beginning, I think that 2017 will be a great year filled with new goals, dreams, and turning some of those dreams into reality.  With Rosemary doing painted furniture full time, getting her Etsy shop up and running, recovering from surgery, and looking forward to coming back to Sow’s Ear Studio.

Lauren has been busy as a beaver working on new projects, running the shop, and researching about more decorative crochet items, Lauren will be having some new, handmade items on her Etsy shop within the next couple of weeks.  See the rest of Sow’s Ear Studio come alive with Rosemary out and when Rosemary comes back from recovery.  See more items come to life with Where’sTheYarn?

Photo Of The Day: I-Phone Wallpaper Tropical Getaway

Not a fan of the winter, not a fan of the cold, considering my business is crochet. Crocheting is suppose to warm people up in the winter with scarves, blankets, fingerless gloves, and much more.

This weekend is suppose to be bitter temperature wise. Wanting warm weather in spite of the fact that Upstate New York is not warm year round, I’m working on some new bohemian things that are made for the cold and people who love winter and all it’s glory. I just completed a bohemian blanket for my bed at home and photos of this piece will be revealed this weekend.

I like looking at tropical themed pictures, dreaming of Key West, Florida, and wanting to eventually take a trip to Key West and possibly start a business during the winter. With looking at these photographs, the colors inspire me with my crocheting and polymer clay artwork. See more photos of my work and tropical I-phone photos soon.

Happy Birthday Mom!

Homemade Dunkaccino

Make the classic coffee and hot chocolate combination from Dunkin Donuts in the comfort of your own home with this simple recipe that I created this morning (December 20th, 2016).

1 cup of coffee.

2 tablespoons of instant hot cocoa.

International Delight Cold Stone Creamery, Sweet Cream.

*If you don’t have International Delight, half and half will do.

Pour your cup of coffee in your favorite coffee mug, add two tablespoons of hot cocoa, and add International Delight Sweet Cream.  Mix these ingredients together and enjoy your coffee treat.

Makes a great treat for Christmas Eve or Christmas Day.

Adirondack Log

Recipes

I love the Bolton Landing and Lake George in the heart of the Adirondacks.  One of my favorite restaurants in the Adirondacks is The Log Jam Restaurant.  This is my all time favorite dessert from the restaurant.  This recipe is easy and requires no cooking.

2 Cooked Brownies.

2 Scoops Of Vanilla Ice Cream.

Hot Fudge On The Top Of The Vanilla Ice Cream.

Whip Cream On Top Of The Hot Fudge.

Cherry On Top.

On a dinner plate, add two cooked brownies, ice cream, hot fudge, whip cream, and cherry on top.  Enjoy anytime after dinner.

Photo Of The Day: I-Phone Wallpaper Beach Scene

Everyone says that winter 2016-2017 in Upstate New York hasn’t been all that bad with snow and messy weather.  Well I’m still not a fan of the cold weather.  Starting my car and letting my car sit for a few minutes to warm up, dressing in layers, and feeling like I want to hibernate in my home for six months.  The Prock family is not a fan of winter and all that comes with it.

For the last week it’s been bitter cold with a few flurries here and there.  The sun has been coming out a little here and there, but to me, it feels gloomy. Here’s yet a second tropical scene photo from an I-phone wallpaper app that I have on my phone.  In realty, I know it’s winter, in the back of my mind, I’d rather be in Key West, Florida.  The idea of not having to dress in layers and wearing a jacket is my kind of weather.  I picked this photograph because it’s filled with color, water, a beach, and a palm tree.  Anything but gloomy, cold weather.

Diaper Drive Benefiting SICM Is Still Taking Place. Drop Off Diapers And Baby Goods At Sow’s Ear Studio.

With Our Lovely Weather And Getting Over A Cold, I’ve Got A Couple Of Words

New Listings On My Etsy Shop

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