Sunday, November 29, 2009

Cupboard Hangers

I just finished these 2 cupboard hangers today and got them listed in my Etsy Shop. The first one is a BBD stitched on khaki linen.  I added some rusty bells and fabric tie to the wire hanger.  The perfect size for a stocking stuffer :)

The second one is stitched on natural linen and has a brown hemp hanger.  This is one of my own designs.  I am very happy with how these turned out.  


I've had a lot of time to stitch over the holiday and I have enjoyed every minute of it, but tomorrow is back to work :( 
Hope everyone had a wonderful long weekend.  Happy stitching!

Saturday, November 28, 2009

A Few More Finishes

Here's a ditty bag I stitched using a pattern from Pineberry LaneThe fabric is a really soft brushed cotton homespun.  I love the simplicity of this design and it was really fun to stitch. I might stitch this again into a pinkeep.

This is a Homespun Elegance design that I made into a pinkeep and stuffed with sawdust.

 I finally got this finished up.  This is called My Heart is true from BBD.  I used thick red ticking for the pinkeep underneath.  I think this is very French looking.

And lastly is a strawberry fob I finished up yesterday for a very good customer.  This was a freebie pattern I got off the internet a while ago.  I think the  blog was AuryTM.
I used weeks dye works thread of cranberry, moss and olive and topped it with some old army blanket wool and a button.

I'm still stitching so there will be more to come.  Thanks for taking a peak.  Hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving.  

Friday, November 27, 2009

Christmas Reveal

Well, I finally had some time to post the new early style stitcheries that I've completed.  I used a new line of fabric from Moda called Rouenneries, in a faded red.  It's such a beautiful fabric that I tried to use patterns that I thought would complement it. The first is a table mat that I made by adapting a Stacy Nash pattern called Be Ye Merry.  I added a little pocket to hold scissors or maybe a sprig of boxwood. I stitched the finished piece onto Rouenneries toweling from the same Moda line.

I covered this little box with the Rouenneries fabric and stitched a little pinkeep for the top.  This is a Country Rustic Primitives pattern. Done on 36 count R & R linen so the stitches are very tiny. 

Next is an adaptation of another pattern by Country Rustic Primitives.  I used the same fabric to back this pinkeep. I stitched this on 30 count straw by Weeks Dye Works.


Thanks for taking a look.  I have more  to show you but I better get some of the chores done.
Happy Stitching !

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Giving Thanks

For the hay and the corn and the wheat that is reaped,
For the labor well done, and the barns that are heaped,
For the sun and the dew and the sweet honeycomb,
For the rose and the song and the harvest brought home --
Thanksgiving! Thanksgiving!

For the trade and the skill and the wealth in our land,
For the cunning and strength of the workingman's hand,
For the good that our artists and poets have taught,
For the friendship that hope and affection have brought --
Thanksgiving! Thanksgiving!

For the homes that with purest affection are blest,
For the season of plenty and well-deserved rest,
For our country extending from sea unto sea;
The land that is known as the "Land of the Free" --
Thanksgiving! Thanksgiving!

~Author Unknown


Wishing you a beautiful Thanksgiving.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Christmas Stitching

I just wanted to show you a few pinkeeps I stitched up for a customer.  I am fully into the Christmas spirit now and practically stitching non stop.  I've completed quite a few Christmas stitcheries and have plenty to show you.   Just need to get some good pics taken and I'll post them soon.
Happy Stitching.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Thanksgiving Banner

I just had to show you the banner I purchased from Ivonne Brown of The Crackling Crows
She makes the most amazing banners that she hand stencils and threads with aged ribbon. It arrived and I wasted no time getting it hung. This is in my downstairs hallway and you see it as soon as you enter our home.
I just love it so much that I ordered one to display for Christmas, which reads "DECK THE HALLS". If you get a chance check out her blog. She's just as nice as they come too.

I also wanted to show you the old Ferry Seeds poster that I framed up. I love to take this out and hang it at Thanksgiving. It use to be in a very small oak frame. Somehow the glass broke and I went shopping for a new frame. I love this poster and thought that it deserved something more impressive. Best of all it was half price at Michael's. This hangs by our dinning room table and you can't miss it. It reads "Peter Peter pumpkin eater
Had a wife and could'nt keep her But he succeeded well indeed By planting one of Ferry's Seeds.
Well, back to stitching. I'm working on quite a few things for the Christmas season and I'll post some pics as soon as they're finished.
Happy Stitching,

Sunday, November 8, 2009

A New Finish and Some Old

I just finished another hanging pinkeep, this time with a little penny rug to hold your pins and needles. As you know, I like to put my own spin on the pattern I choose, so this is my version of an alphabet by Brightneedle. The fabric I choose for this is a very soft, denim blue plaid, brushed homespun that's been antiqued a bit. I will be adding this to my Etsy shop if anyone is interested in it.

These are some of my favorite finishes that I have out for the holiday's and sometimes all year long. This one below is my take on the Settler's Sampler by Told in a Garden. I've used the amish couple and the wheat but added the quilt stars, moon and the word "Harvest" to make it more my own.

This is one of my absolute favorites that I stitched last year and I keep it out all year long. This design is part of a huge sampler by Birds of a Feather, called Happy Hearts. I stitched my husband's first initial and mine in the hearts to personalize it.

And last but never least is one of The Sampler Girl's patterns called Quaker Boo. I love this pattern and since my favorite holiday is Halloween, I just had to have one of these for the house. It's a bit hard to see because this was put under glass and I couldn't get a good shot without the reflection.

Well, I am busy stitching up some orders that have come in but I like add to my blog whenever possible. I have so much fun blogging and getting to know all the prim lovers out there. Have a wonderful day and Happy Stitching.

Monday, November 2, 2009

A Few Fall Finishes

I've been a busy stitcher this week and have 4 finished pinkeeps to show you all. The first is a freebie design by Primitivebettys. I love this design and stitched it up right after printing it. I used a light chocolate 32 ct linen by and stitched the design using variegated silk thread by The Thread Gatherer called chocolate caramel. The fabric is a brushed flannel homespun in orange plaid.

This one was done using a few motifs from a sampler by Stacy Nash Primitives and I used Caron Wildflower thread for the peacock's tail and fall. I love the effect you get with extremely variegated thread. The color change can really be seen.

I also stitched up 2 more Humble Pinkeeps. This is a Blackbird Design. I did one of these in the past but was asked to custom color this one in gold and deep red. The blue one is just like the first one I did. I ended up keeping that one, so this one is going in my Etsy shop.

Well as always, thanks for checking out my blog and love hearing from you. Happy Stitching.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

It's A Wrap ~ Basket Bands

I stitched up something a little different this time. This was my first try at a basket band or wrap and I ended up making two of them. For this round nantucket basket I used some tea stained linen and used seam binding for a tie in the back. The patten is part of a Stacy Nash Primitives Sampler but I had to redesign it a bit and make it smaller so that it would fit on the band. I added the ABC to give it more of a school girl sampler feel.

This is the second one I stitch up using some stitch band that I had in my stash. These were a lot of fun and pretty easy to do. And I just love Stacy's fancy peacock.

Thanks for taking a look and Happy stitching.