Friday, March 8, 2019

New Needlework Labels!


I have new Needlework Label sets available!

Honest to goodness, these are so much fun for me.  I just can't stop!

The first set I'll show you is called Cool Ladyes.









And the next set is Dogs in Early Folk Art.  Here they are:









Both sets are now available in my Etsy Shop:

Have a great weekend!
Thursday, February 21, 2019

New Designs for Nashville, 2019!


In my computer files, this is called A Stitcher's Stocking, but it ended up being The Embroideress Stocking.  According to Instagram and Facebook, it is, by far, the most popular of my new designs.  It was stitched and finished (so beautifully) by Rindy Richards.  The linen is 36-count Beige from Weeks Dye Works.  Needlepoint Silks were used in 123, 124, 125, 183, 406, 473, 642, 704, 867, 899, 963 and 998.  As always, a conversion to DMC is provided.  The back is a cotton quilting fabric done in a patchwork design by Rindy.  The stitch count is 172 wide by 447 high.


This is H.L.'s Moth.  This is a reproduction of an antique sampler found for my by Theresa Venette.  I am ever to grateful!  The original sampler was worked in brightly colored yarns, but my repro is done in silk threads.  Beth Wiksen stitched the model (perfectly I might add!) and, like the original stitcher, she pieced the fabric in the exact same places on both the right and left sides.  Carmen Sutton (the brave, tiny stitching girl that she is!), stitched the design over one of 40-count linen and finished it into a wonderful flat pin cushion.  I, in turn, turned it into a necklace.  I will have necklace finishing kits available in Nashville complete with all the parts you'll need and finishing instructions.  Our sampler is stitched on 40-Count Havanna from Weeks Dye Works using needlepoint silks in:  124, 204, 205, 208, 296, 692, 693, 954, 986.  A conversion to DMC is provided.  The stitch count it:  133 wide by 74 high.


This design is called Mother Nature.  It was sitched by Beth Wiksen and is modeled after my Deer Santa design.  This is stitched on 36-Count Legacy from Picture This Plus using Needlepoint Silks in:  154, 184A, 207, 324, 546, 693, 694, 704, 952, 957, 963, 964, 976, 991B.  As always, a conversion to DMC is provided.


Needle Work (of course!) was stitched in record time by Carol Sims, who stitches one model a year for me!  The linen is 36-Count Relic and Needlepoint Silks were used in:  315, 841, 993, 972.  As always,.......you know the drill!  The stitch count is 95 wide by 119 high.  I look foward to seeing all the different color ways you can use in this design!


This one is called Exceedingly Fine Tea, though it's already been shortened in my head to Fine Tea!  This was stitched by Rindy Richards on 40-Count Bramble by Picture This Plus.  Needlepoint Silks were used in:  186, 202, 315, 324, 345, 701. 931, 931A, 954, 957, 976 and one strand of The Thread Gatherer's Silk 'n Colors in Slate Blue.  A conversion is provided....  The stitch count is 73 wide by 209 high.


Ocean Blue stocking was stitched and finished by Rindy Richards.  Rindy is SO good at these stockings!!  She even added tiny pearls to the very bottom of the stocking around the treasure chest.  Perfect!  Check out that whale!!  Our stocking is stitched on Arctic from Picture This Plus which is such a beautiful color.  Both Needlepoint Silks and The Thread Gatherer's Silk 'n Colors were used.  Needlepoint Silks used are:  243, 561, 562, 564, 566, 571, 607, 635, 772, 862, 877, 955, 993.  Silk 'n Colors needed are:  Honeysuckle White, Industrial Stone and Smoke Stack.  The stitch count is 172 wide by 447 high.


Ruth Ellen Haystack is an antique reproduction sampler.  Our was stitched on 36-Count Beige linen from Weeks Dye Works using Needlepoint Silks in 122, 124, 293, 963, 964, 966.  The stitch count is 186 wide by 141 high.  I love the muted colors in this sampler!

That's it!  I hope you find one or two designs you like!
Monday, February 4, 2019

New Needlework Labels Now Available!!


Just picked up my two new sets of Needlework Labels from my Printer!


These things make me ridiculously happy!


The first set is called "Cats in Early Folk Art"



And the second set is "Children & Their Birds"



I changed the text part of the labels this time to include more information.


I had planned to save these for the Nashville Market in March, but decided that those of you who bought them up last time deserved the first shot at these.

They are in my sampler Etsy Shop if you're interested:


Have a great day!
Saturday, December 22, 2018

Merry Christmas!!


Merry Christmas Everyone!







May all your dreams come true!
Wednesday, November 28, 2018

As anyone on social media probably already knows, I recently released two new Christmas designs.  The one above is Esther.  Esther was named after Lori Brechlin's sweet ewe who recently passed away (www.farmhousenotforgotten.blogspot.com).  Thank you, thank you to Beth Wiksen for stitching the model!


And this one is Deer Santa.  Thank you to Rindy Richards for both stitching the model and for naming this design!

Unfortunately there is a mistake in the floss list of Esther.  Believe me, I'm hanging my head in shame over this.  Here goes:

This is one symbol missing from the list:  A large black square has been left off the list and it represents Needlepoint Silk 998 or DMC 3799.  I am hand correcting the copies of the chart I have left and reprints will be corrected officially.

Now for more bad news:

This is a mistake in the floss list of Deer Santa.  There is a dash (-) symbol in the thread list that should not have been a dash, but should have been three black dots in the shape of a triangle.  The colors listed for the dash/thee dots are correct.  The symbol is not.

Again, I am hand correcting the copies of the charts I have left and will correct the symbol before having reprints done.

Many, many copies of these charts were sold before the mistakes were found.  If you have one or both, please make the corrections.

Thank you!

Happy Wednesday everyone!
Friday, October 12, 2018

New Goodies!

I have had SO much fun with this project!

I've made Needlework Labels to add to the back of your framed samplers and needlework pieces!  It was so much fun, in fact, I couldn't settle for just one set of eight labels, but had to do two!

The photo above is the first half of set number one.  
And below is the second half of set number one.


Next is the first half of set number two.


And below is the second half of set number two.


They are large (3 1/4 inches wide by 6 1/2 inches high), self-sticking labels.

Each one has the same area you complete:


And here are some random photos of individual labels (from both sets).













I can hardly wait to do more!!

You'll find these in my sampler Etsy Shop:

Hope you are having a great Friday and wishing you a wonderful weekend!

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