Saturday, June 27, 2015

New Prim Sisters Project

For all of you who are in the Prim Sister's Club with me, hosted by Country Sampler, 
here is my latest project for the members this year.   Jeanne and I talked and we decided to make this one a bit more interesting.  
So, I've created a combo cross stitch and wool design.
"Friendship Flower Stitcher's Mat" .
It's stitched on Weeks Dye Works Putty linen in overdyed thread and wool from Blackberry Primitives and comes with a bunch of beautiful finishing fabrics.



Here is the model on display at Country Sampler.

This was so much fun to make and put together.....Goodness, I'm so excited for the members to get this kit and I hope they will be too.  These will be shipping to the members soon! 
Happy stitching and Happy Summer my friends!
Nan

Friday, June 26, 2015

Everything is Blooming

Flowers are dancing in our garden and flowers are dancing in my head....so that's what I'm stitching today!







Happy Weekend!
Smiles, Nan

Friday, June 19, 2015

Just Out....

So happy to show you my new release.  I loved stitching this design and worked as fast as I could to get this done and available before the the 4th of July holiday.  
So here is "Where Liberty Dwells" Sampler Mat
This wonderful quote is attributed to Ben Franklin in 1783.



It's stitched on 32ct Peep's Lost Sheep linen by Dames of the Needle
using The Gentle Art Floss in Uniform Blue, Ruby Slipper, Burlap and Carriage Black and DMC 3033.  The finished mat size is 9 1/2"W by 8 1/2"H.

This is now available at your needlework shop and also through my Etsy Shop.
Thanks for stopping by and happy weekend to you all.
Smiles, ~Nan

Friday, May 29, 2015

Two More!

Happy Friday my friends.  I'm so pleased to show you my other two new releases.
These are both stitched on a wonderful new linen line by my friend Elizabeth Talledo of Dames of the Needle aka The Pom Pom Girl.

The Joy of My Heart has the stitcher in mind.  The quote speaks to me and most stitchers.
"The Joy of my heart is the work of my hands"

This was originally designed to be the last 2014 Ladies Prim Society piece, but never made it into the club.  I got an email from the shop to say they would not need this design and hopefully I could use it as a regular release.  Ah yeah...LOL.  And this way it's available to all.

Joy of My Heart Bag

Next is a stitcher's wallet and that is always a handy thing to have close.  I love peacocks and I know I'm not alone:)

Spring Tail Feathers


Hope you like what I've designed and will have many happy hours stitching. 

I will be doing just that this weekend.  Heading down to Maryland for a get together of stitch friends.   Along with stitching there's always lots of laughter and this time a BBQ!
Have a great weekend my friends.
~Nan

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

More stitching!

Something Patriotic in the works........
It's very unusual for me to design something and start stitching it right away.
I'm a ponderer....so I look at my newly created design for awhile, sometimes many months, to see if it can be better, if it needs something or needs to be reworked.  
Not all of them get stitched.
This one seems to be just right and needed very little tweaking.  So, linen and floss was picked and I got right to it.


I am really loving this new linen line by Dames of the Needle...It's very old and prim looking.
This is called Peep's Lost Sheep and has a raw-ish gray look to it with some slight staining.
I've also been wanting to use this new Gentle Art color called Ruby Slippers...so  I'm using that and it may possibly be my new favorite red.

It's still exciting for me to see what was in my head come to life.
So, I'll be stitching and I'll keep you posted on this one:)
Smiles, ~Nan


Monday, May 25, 2015


Remember! Happy Memorial Day! 

Saturday, May 23, 2015

It's been a busy year for me already with club releases, stitching retreats and creating new cross stitch designs.
I love every minute of it.
x x x x
I am happy to share two new charts...

"My Treasures"
In dedication to all my dear friends.  I just love this quote..
"My treasures were I had such friends"
It rings true as I am blessed with many.  The chart includes a full alphabet so that you can put one of your bestie's intials on it.  Here I've chosen my friend Cindy's initials (CRC).....she is very special friend indeed.
I think this would make a perfect gift for a stitch friend.
x x x x 

Next....

"Wild Pomegranate"
How I love to keep a needleroll near me at all times.  Great for when you're traveling too.  Vintage binding ribbon, old buttons and pins..with beautiful over dyed wool from Blackberry Primitives.

Look for these at your needlework shop or in my Etsy Store.

But wait.....I have two more designs coming out next week....told you I've been busy. 
Smiles and a very happy and safe holiday weekend to you all!
~Nan