Wednesday, May 20, 2015


and so happy to have my friend Kathy Barrick beside me for this one!
Hope you'll join us for the stitching fun.  Here is the shop email to request the 
registration form.

Smiles, ~Nan

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

New update coming

this Thursday.....

Join us at 9:00pm est. 

Smiles, ~Nan

Monday, May 18, 2015

PSS Retreat Continued....

Day two was our punch needle class with Kathy Barrick.  
Here is the kitted design we all got to punch.  
Isn't it wonderful? I totally love this.

  We all had a blast.  Kathy is so much fun!
Top row ~ Connie, Lauralee, Chris Bottom row ~ Cathy, Kathy and Donna.

Here is Faye and I getting our punch on and we had to get a shot with Kathy too. 

After class is was the Merchant Mall opened again.

Christina had a make and take table with all the supplies needed to make a sweet little pincushion.

Here are my friends Bonny and Kathie and their wonderful table of charts and goodies.

 This is Lori's Booth ~ Notforgotten Farm....FANTASITC.

And Kathy Barrick's table....Again so FANTASTIC.

I wish I had taken more pics of the Merchant Mall, as it was truly a stitchers and shoppers delight!

I'll be back with a few more pics and to tell you about our farewell dinner and gift exchange.
But for now the morning is getting away and there is stitching and finishing that need my attention:)
Smiles, ~Nan

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Late but it's all good:)

I'm R E A L L Y late posting this but, it's been a whirlwind since returning from the Prim Stitchers Society retreat.  Let me first say...this was my 1st Stitching Retreat and it was better than I could have imagined.  The same love and support this group shows on the facebook group page was evident the entire weekend at the Retreat...So many happy stitchers and Terri and Ridgely, who ran the event, made everything so perfect.

We had a 24 hr stitchers lounge, which got a lot of use....I have to say some of us stitched more than others, me, not so much....I'm a gabber... but it was a great place to hang out with all the members.  There was always snacks and something to drink no need to leave the room for much:)
This was our stitch table gang.
Back Row~ Pat, Jeanne.  Front row~Charlene, Faye, Cindy, Elizabeth and moi
Not Pictured~ Beth, who was sweet enough to take the photo.

Our super stitchers...

Cindy even had a finish while there...what a great friend....she is always stitching one of my designs...This is "My Work" and her stitching is so pretty.

Roomies... the best ever!

 Friday was our class with Lori Brechlin of Notforgotten Farm.  We all stitched our homework and brought it to class for finishing.  Lori is laid back and super fun....we all laughed and had such a good time.

 Here is Lori and these are my new friends ....all the way from Canada. R to L...Donna, Chris and Cathy.

 Working on our Huswife Necklace...such a great project from Lori.  My dear friend Holly on the far left drove over to join us for the class.

Here is our sweet Beth...such a good student...She finished her project.  Wish you could see the was so special.

After class the Merchant Mall opened....WOOT

I got to put my new releases and handmades on the Primitive Handmades Mercantile table.  Teresa Miller of Teresa's Primitive Treasures and her wonderful helpers ran it all while I got to hang out with friends, shop and talk.  They did such a fine job and look at that set up...just awesome!

 A close up of my wares!

Here is my buddy's table.... Elizabeth Talledo of Dames of the Needle.  The Stitchers went a bit wild for her new linen line and trims... including myself...I did some damage shopping at her table.
Dames of the Needle linen.....Top to bottom....Dirty Ewe, North Beach Brown and Peep's Lost Sheep...Drool.

 Our dear Faye of Carolina Stitcher had a fabulous table too...Her project bags and rolls are not only functional, but so beautiful...She had examples of her finishing there case you ever need to send her something for her to work her magic on.  It was so wonderful to see her again.  Love me some Faye:)

Well, I hope you liked seeing my pics from the retreat so far...I have lots more, but I'll do a second post, as to not overwhelm you...hehehe.

In parting, I just want to say this retreat is not to be missed...if you can make it next year it will be held in Atlanta.  I already have it on my agenda.  If you think this is something you'd be interested in...please come and join our facebook group...The Prim Stitchers Society.

Smiles and happy stitching....always:)  ~Nan

Monday, April 20, 2015

Getting Ready

My covers have arrived and the charts are printed and ready for the Prim Stitchers Retreat. I have 4 new designs that I'll be bringing and releasing at the retreat.  Not to worry....I will do a full release at the end of May!
Here is a better picture of "Spring Tail Feathers" Needlebook.
Hope you like it:)

This is stitched on Dame's of the Needle's new linen line, which will also be released very soon.  I thoroughly enjoyed stitching on Elizabeth's linen and the colors are quite prim.

Smiles, ~Nan

Thursday, April 16, 2015


I love prims and antiques and love it even better when I can find a way to add cross stitch to the pieces I find.  While antiquing awhile back I found this wonderful glass washboard.  I looked through my designs and thought I'd use the bottom motifs from my
 "Love for Labors All" design.  Changed up the colors and added a date....
Mounted and laced it onto some cardboard with batting and popped it in the top of the washboard.  Trimmed it with my stained vintage chenille around the edge.
This was fun and my first time doing this finish.  I'll be on the lookout for more washboards when I'm out junking with my buddies:)

Hope you have had a creative day my friends!  
Smiles, ~Nan

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Quaker Pinkeep

Got a chance to finish this stitch that I did at the beginning of the month.  I finished it into a pincushion in a glass holder.  Stitched on 40ct mystery stained linen with The Thread Gatherer's Silk called Chocolate Caramel.  Added a few of my stained pins to match.  Another piece I'll be bringing to the Prim Stitchers Society Retreat at the end of the month.

I think this would make a fun little kit too...I may have to work on that:)

Not long now and I'll be with all my stitch friends at the's going to be so exciting and I'm sure, so much fun.
Smiles, ~Nan