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What's New at Pine Island Primitives

There are several new designs that are not hooked yet. I will get them on the website as soon as they are finished. You can see them at a hook-in, at a class or at the shop. They include a small rug of two squirrels called “Nuts About You”, a new stocking with a Snowman, a small floral and a new geometric called Checker Birds. It is my next one to hook. I can’t wait! Several students have started hooking it and one is working on binding. It will be a race to see who gets it finished first! Also new, “Posy Sheep”! Same size and design as “Posy Pony”. (See Animals Section)

New Designs

Noah’s Farm

30” x 59” (see Animals section)  
This is a design that has been in my head for many years. It combines my love of farm life and the story of Noah’s Ark. The farm animals are going two by two up to the barn with the water coming up from the bottom. My husband, Keith said it was prophetic since shortly after designing it, we had a lot of rain and the water was coming up towards the barn. No flooding happened here-thank God. I hooked this rug in mostly 9-cuts with narrower outlines in silk chiffon. The colors were inspired by the nearby soy bean fields with their beautiful fall colors.

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NEW! Pine Island Wool!
I’m so excited about his wool! This wonderful heather textured teal was milled to match one of my favorite vintage pieces of wool. Most of you know how I love teal, well here is a great one! This was used in several of my rugs: Shake Rag, 1875 Ship at Sea (see miscellaneous section), Gently Down the Stream, Posy Pony (see animals section), Rosy Posy (see florals section), some of my chair pads (see geometrics section), and probably a few more.  It is great for water, leaves, trees, hills, sky, flowers, backgrounds and borders (and anywhere else you can fit teal into your rugs!). Click Here to Buy!

Pine Island PrimitivesThe Cow Whisperer© 2013 Sally Kallin
Designed and hooked by Sally Kallin
(Not currently available as a pattern)

Growing up during the great depression, my husband’s grandpa (Frank Kallin) was a very creative and resourceful man. After retiring from farming, he decided to start a new business. He went to the local livestock auctions and bought sickly little calves and nursed them back to health.  When they grew up, he would then rent them to dairy farmers in Wisconsin that could not afford to purchase a heard of expensive dairy cows.  At one point he had 600 cows that were being rented. As well as a creative businessman, he was a very colorful story teller and this rug is based on a couple of his stories.

He had a farmer that rented several cows from him. One day that farmer said “This cow is dry! She won’t give milk!” Indignant, Grandpa marched over to the farm and whispered something into the cow’s ear. The next day she was giving milk! We asked him what he said to the cow, but he would never tell us. (He wouldn’t tell the farmer either).

If you look to the right side of the rug you can see two rats with their tails linked. One is lowering the other into the nest to steal eggs. This is another Grandpa Kallin story. We are not sure if the stories are true, but that doesn’t matter. They are special to our family and a great way to remember life on the farm in Wisconsin.

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