Friday, August 29, 2014

NEW Pattern ~ "Jack in the Hat"

Hello friends!
The new pattern is ready! 
"Jack in the Hat" 
a primitive ditty bag.

Don't you just love is wicked smile?
I really enjoyed creating this and it was such a fun stitch and finish.
I hope you like it too:)
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The model was stitched on 30ct WDW Confederate Grey linen using Gentle Art, Weeks Dye Works and DMC floss.  A color conversion for using all DMC threads is provided.
Pattern is 64 by 66 stitches.  
Finished cross stitched bag is approx. 5 3/4" wide by 7 3/4" high.

This new design is now available in my Etsy Shop 
and also in the hands of my distributors.
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Have a fabulous weekend and Happy Stitching!
Smiles, ~Nan

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Almost Time Again!

I can't believe how this Summer is flying by.  It has really been one of the best! I am having a wonderful time designing and now, also creating new pieces. I have more time now and I love the freedom it gives me to create some of what is in this head of mine......LOL
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It's time once again for my Primitive Handmades Mercantile update this week.I will be listing a few of my handmades late Thurs. night. Here is a sneak peek at two of the creations I'll be offering.

Bluebird and Berries Wall Pocket
Cottage Rose Whisk and Wrap
I hope you'll join us to see all the wonderful new handmades 
from all the PHM gals.  Such a talented bunch.  They have all made me feel so welcome.
Thanks for stopping by,
Smiles, ~Nan

Friday, August 1, 2014

A very happy Friday to you all.....
Thank you to all my friends and followers for your patience while getting these 2 new patterns ready for release. Your emails and comments are always so heartwarming and so supportive.  You have no idea how much they mean to me.

First up.....

"All American Finn"

A special thank you to my friend Gretchen Hubert, for being the inspiration behind "All American Finn".   Without her, Finn would never have come to life!  
The model for Finn is stitched on 35ct Weeks Dye Works Cocoa linen with  WDW- Parchment and Gentle Art - Schoolhouse Red, Black Crow, and Barn Grey. 
The stripes of the flag are charted and can either be stitched or 1/8” red ric rac may be attached, as was done on the model.  I have lots of the vintage red ric rac that I've also listed in my Etsy Shop.  I chose to attach this to a handmade hornbook, but this would look wonderful on an antique breadboard or even framed.

Next is......                        
"Cottage Rose"

This sweet little design if comes with two charts for both finishes.  A pinkeep and a broom wrap finish.  Cottage Rose is on 32ct Zweigart Vintage Heritage with Weeks Dye Works - Kudzu and Gentle Art - Burlap, Brandy and Country Redwood.

I've added these new designs and the ric rac to my Etsy Shop and they should soon be in your Local Needlework Shop.

Another new design is in the works!  Feeling in the mood for some Halloween stitching:)

Remember.....if you're on facebook and want to belong to a great primitive stitching group, please think about joining The Prim Stitchers Society.  We now have close to 2400 members and there is always something to see and learn.  I'm on there every day to see what's new and to connect with the members.  I have made so many new friends and we are very supportive of each other in so many ways. 

Enjoy your weekend! Happy Stitching and thank you for stopping by.
Smiles, ~Nan

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Common Thread for Ladies Prim Society

Since my new "Ladies Prim Society" design is now in the process of being shipped, I thought I'd give the LPS members a picture of the next finish coming their way.

 "Common Thread" Stitcher's Mat

I hope all the members will enjoy the stitching and the finishing on this one. 
 It was a pleasure to design it for you.

The kit includes everything you need to complete the project.
Beautiful Olde Towne Blend linen by R&R Reproductions, 
 Hand dyed Peaches Velvet by Blackberry Primitives, silky seam binding ribbon, 
and primitive stained backing fabric.  Detailed instructions are provided also, of course.

Thanks so much for stopping by.  Love to hear your comments.
Wishing everyone a wonderful weekend.
 Happy Stitching ~ Nan, Threadwork Primitives....

EDITED.....For all those who emailed and commented asking how to join the Prim Club, I'm sorry to have to tell you that membership is now closed for this year.  

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Some New News.....

I am very excited to share with you the news....
I am now a member of
Primitive Handmades Mercantile
I haven't been apart of an online group in years and I have really missed creating pieces to sell.
It's fun to be able to take my ideas and see them come to life again.  
This such a wonderful group of artists, not to mention really great gals.  Some of them good friends, who I love and admire.

I'll be listing some finished handmades that I've been working on.....

I hope you'll join me on Friday, July 18th, by visiting

Smiles, ~Nan

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

New Release "Anchor Of Pride"

I'm so happy to finally share this newest release.
So many stitchers seem to be enjoying one patriotic stitch after the another. Myself included.  I just adore this little design and hope you will too.
I put this out last year as an exclusive and really wanted to share it with all of you now.  It reminds me of days down the shore and I think it's a fun Summer stitch. 

"Anchor of Pride"
Stitch Count: 106w x 77h
Threads:  Gentle Art, Freedom, School House Red and Shaker White. 
Weeks Dye Works, Sage
Fabric:  32ct Liberty Gathering Grey by R&R Reproductions.
(This is a light grey linen, please feel free to use what makes you smile).
Trimmed in R&R Candy Cane mini ric rac.  
I've already begun shipping to shops and my distributors should have this on tomorrow's update. YAY! 

As always, thank you so much for taking the time to visit and for your continued support of my needlework designs.   I am always so touched by your emails and comments.
  Happy 4th and Happy Stitching!

Friday, June 27, 2014

Recent Trip

I took a trip this week back to Lititz, PA....hard to stay away. 
Met up with a few friends for lunch and shopping.
We always have the best time chatting and laughing:)

We made a detour first to Lancaster to visit a little cross shop that I've had on my radar.
What a treat it was to visit Stitches Unlimited and meet the owner, Pat Young and her cross stitch guru, Jan.
Two very sweet and helpful gals.

Stitches Unlimited
721 Olde Hickory Rd, Lancaster PA 17601

W all had to purchase some floss.  Always a color or two that I can use more of.

I'm such a lover of BBD designs and had to get a snap of this beauty they had stitched and hung on their wall.  Feast of appropriate since it was a friend outing after all.
Carriage House Samplings is also another favorite of mine and I did not have the hornbook design in my "collection" so I had to purchase that chart and a few others that were calling my name...:)
We had so much fun looking around and adding to our stash!  I know we will visit again soon. It's only about 10 minutes outside of Lititz.  We were taking pictures and
this little old man asked if we wanted him to get a shot of all of us. He was so sweet and tried so hard to work my phone, but got a more sidewalk that us...LOL.
 L to R.... Mimi, Susan, me and Pat. 
We had such a great day together!  Thanks girls for a fun filled day!
I'll be back soon to show more pics of our shopping spree at Days Gone By Creations.
Happy Friday my friends!