Friday, September 30, 2011

Threadwork Primitives and TDIPT 
have made it into PRIMS magazine.
I am very excited and honored 
to have a piece of my work 
published in the Autumn 2011
issue.  They have done a super
10 page spread on our TDIPT
(To Dwell in Primitive Thymes)
group and have featured my
"Harvest Moon" pin pillow, along
with many other of my fellow TDIPT
artist's creations.

I would like to thank Karen Brady of
Brady Bears Studios for working
so hard on this idea and writing such a
wonderful article about our group.
 Please drop by TDIPT Mercantile 
tonight for their update.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

A Weekend of Stitching

Hi all.  Thank you very much to everyone 
for their comments on the new patterns 
and to everyone who purchased them.  
The first shipment was sent 
out on Friday, so you should 
have them very soon.
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It was a stitching weekend for me
and I got a few things done
and one big accomplishment.
I have a design that I started
about a year ago.  I stitched and
planned on turning it into a 
sewing roll.  It has sat on my studio
floor just staring at me all this time.
I just never seemed to have the time to give
it the attention it was going to need
and I am not like that.  I never let things
sit around.
Yesterday I just couldn't look at 
it sitting there unfinished anymore, so 
I got to work on it and put the final 
stitches in it late last night.
Here it is......
Stitched on 30ct linen with
Gentle Art threads.
The back and inside pocket are done
using stained silk matka
and the flower using scraps of 
over dyed wool.
I really like how it turned out and I am
so glad I took some time to finish it.
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I also completed a pinkeep 
using my Harvest Moon design.
and an itty bitty wool pumpkin on 
a prim painted box.  
Can you tell that
I am so into the Halloween 
Well, back to stitchin'.
Thanks for stopping by.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

2 New Patterns and a Freebie

Hi Friends.  I am so excited to show
you the two new pattern releases. 
The first is called "Side by Side Sampler".
It's the 2nd collaboration with R.M. Martz
(aka Mimi) or as we like to call it 
Worke #2.
This is an alphabet sampler with a twist.
It's stitched on two different color 
Weeks Dye Works linens.
One side is Confederate Gray,
the other is Beige and it's sewn
together down the middle joining the two.
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The next pattern is one that I have gotten many requests for.  I wanted to get it all written up and formatted so everyone would have enough time to finish it for Halloween.
Thank you all for your patience, while I got this one together!
It's Oct. Jack!
This is a quick stitch and I had a lot of fun making it.
 His eye are little black beads.

Both of these patterns will be available in my Etsy Shop later today or you may email me to make a purchase.
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Now for the freebie.  I have wanted to do this for awhile and since Halloween is such a favorite holiday of so many, I thought I'd make it a Halloween freebie.
Here is All Hallows Eve. 
Click image to open and print.

I hope you will all enjoy stitching this little freebie.
Just my way of thanking all of my stitching and blogging friends. 
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Tonight is the TDIPT update.  I have a few finished items that I will be listing.  I hope you can stop by for a peek.
Until next time..... Happy Stitching!

Saturday, September 10, 2011

A Stitcher's Finish

Hi all.  I have a finish to show you done by 
my blogging friend Michelle.
She has stitched Enchanted Crow and 
has it already to display for Halloween.
She says that it so reminds her of the hat
in Harry Potter.  I would agree since I 
just love those movies.
Thanks Michelle, well done and it's great 
to see your finish.
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As you know, if you've read my last post, 
my beloved Brother sewing machine got 
fried during the big Hurricane Irene 
storm and I've been out of commission
so to speak.  
There was no delay in me finding and ordering a new one and it arrived, in all it's glory, yesterday.
Oh joy!  Sewing bliss!  I spent today testing it out
and got a few things finished up.  
Boy, does it feel good 
 to be sewing again.  
Presenting..... Brother Se-400.
It's awesome.
I hope to show you some new finishes soon.
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I also have 2 patterns that are almost ready 
for releasing.  One is an alphabet sampler 
that Mimi of Restoration of My 
Humble Heart and I created together 
and the other is the
Oct. Jack Pinkeep that I stitched and 
showed you in my  last post.
Plus, I have a freebie planned!  
I know, I know, we all love freebies! ; )
Happy Stitching.

Sunday, September 4, 2011

A Bowl Full of Halloween

Well, it's been one heck of a week.  Hurricane Irene caused quite a scare and a few problems at the Lewis residence.  A tree blew down and took out the transformer on our street.  It sent some sort of electric spike into our house and we lost power for awhile and a few key items.  One of which being my wonderful and faithful Brother sewing machine.  Oh the tears... :(
I know it could be worse, but gosh I loved that machine.  I will need to purchase a new one soon so that I can get back to what I love.  I can still cross stitch, but there won't be any finishing going on. 
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On a happier note, I've got a picture of the pinkeeps I did finish before Irene fried my sewing machine.

I love how these came out and it has put a smile on my face today to see them all together in my big wooden dough bowl.  I hope to be listing these this month on TDIPT.
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I hope that all of you came through the storm ok.  I know that many areas had lots of flooding.  It was quite an ordeal for all in the path of Irene.
Prim Blessings,