Thursday, February 4, 2016

Happy to finally show you

....the two new designs I've been working on and ready for release....YAY!

I truly love how this on turned out on the linen from Ebeth. It's stitched on 32ct Cherry Pit Brown from Dames of the Needle. 
A very sweet sampler with a very sweet sentiment.

The floss used is all The Gentle Art....Old Red Paint, Pecan Pie, and Piney Woods.


Another Sampler with a bit of a twist....

Stitched on two different linens also by Dames of the Needle.  32ct Peep's Lost Sheep and Dirty Ewe were joined together to create this Pennsylvania Dutch inspired piece.
A clear picture and instructions for joining the linen are included. Stitched with The Gentle Art, Cinnamon and Garden Gate.

Again, a very special thank you to my model stitcher, Cindy Ruckman Cabrey. She puts all her love in every stitch and it shows.

I hope you like what I've created and I'm very happy to have these in the hands of my Distributor and in my Etsy Shop.

Headed for a get together with friends this weekend.  No better treat than hanging with friends!
Smiles, ~Nan

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Coming Next Week

This is one of the many motifs from a larger stitched sampler piece that I will be releasing next week.  It's titled, "Wandering Heart" and is stitched on a beautiful linen by Dames of the Needle called Cherry Pit Brown in 32ct. 
A BIG THANK YOU to Cindy Ruckman Cabrey for lovely stitching the model for me.

Happy weekend all, ~Nan

Friday, January 22, 2016

A Collaboration

I'm very happy to finally get to show you something I've been working on for months.
I'll be doing a series of reproduction candle board finishes.  3 in all.  I drew my inspiration for this series from antique butter molds.
This is a collaboration with Kelmscott Designs, who is distributing the candle boards, which can
be ordered from your favorite Needlework shop.

Here is the first design in the series.

"Leaping Stag" Candle Board

The design is stitched on 32ct Vtg. Exemplar by Lakeside Linens and trimmed with
Faded Colonial Blue pom pom by Dames of the Needle.  The floss is from The Gentle Art in the colors,  Apple Cider, Brethren Blue, Mountain Mist and Wood Trail.
The Candle Board is 5/5" across, the handle is 2.75" height and the full height is 8.25"

This is now available from my distributor and will also be in my Etsy Shop.

I have a few more designs close to releasing.  I can't wait to show you them very soon!
Smiles, ~Nan

Sunday, January 17, 2016


Trying my hand at punching again.  This month it's all about hearts. A punchneedle Heart Pincushion with a few hand dyed pins.  One of my offerings for this month's PHM update.

Please join me this Thurs. 1/12 at 9:00 pm est. for my Primitive Handmades Mercantile update.
There are sure to be lots of wonderful new offering by my fellow artists.

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Never too late.....

to think about Spring and keep it in your heart.

I recently purchased some vintage French ticking fabrics.....swoon. I love how faded and soft they are.

That got my head spinning with a new design.....and with needle in hand some new flower buds are born.  Thinking this would be a sweet pin book to keep close by.  

Today is we have bright and sunny skies and I am enjoying the peace of 
stitching with needle and thread.
Smiles, Nan

Thursday, January 7, 2016

Wouldn't You Agree.....

Smiles, ~Nan

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Working Away

My hands are always busy.....and I love that.

I've been in constant create mode since deciding to have a table in the merchant mall at the Prim Stitchers Retreat in Marietta, GA., March 31st - Apr. 3rd.
This is our second annual retreat and it is the most stitching fun ever.
Last year was a blast and I just had so much fun being surrounded by other stitchers and putting lots of faces to names.

So, every month I create of few items for the upcoming event.
Here's what my punchneedle heart turned into.

I used a dark gray wool for the ditty bag and added a heart in hand charm.
Lots of heart projects are being worked I am also preparing for the 
Primitive Handmades Merc. update.

Busy, busy, busy...but I wouldn't want it any other way.
Happy day to you all.