Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Finishing Day

Today I decided to work on a piece I stitched a few years ago and never got around to finishing......bad, bad me.  It seems when I have personal stitches, I can at times, just slip them away in a drawer for finishing another time.  Life is very busy and they sometimes get forgotten.
This piece has crept into my mind lately and I marked this day to finally get it done.
 I'm so glad I did :)

This is by the designer The Pinkeep called "Faded Past".  It came as a kit but I ended up using my  own fabrics for the inside and did my own thing.

I'm feeling accomplished that another piece of stitching is out of the drawer and all done.
I will enjoy using this sweet prim needleroll and displaying when not in use.

Happy stitching and smiles, 

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Playin' & Punchin'

Lots of playing around here the last few days with drawings, fabrics and threads. 
Not sure how this one will be finished, but I'm happy this little "Queen of Hearts" came out as I had hoped.

Hope your day is full of creativity!
Smiles, ~Nan

Monday, April 16, 2018

****Exciting News****

I'm very excited to share with you, my very first release of a punchneedle design.
Lately, I've been punching more and I'm really enjoying it.  With the encouragement from friends and other stitchers, I've decided to release one of the pieces I have recently created.

"STRAWBERRY NEEDLEBOOK"  pattern, includes the weaver's cloth, step by step directions for punching this design, along with detailed instructions and extra photos for finishing this into a needlebook. 

This is now available through my Etsy Shop.  

 I want to thank you for all your support and encouragement with pursuing punchneedle designs. You keep me inspired. 
Smiles, ~Nan

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Sweet Bird Sampler

"Sweet Bird Sampler" is my newest release. It was originally a club piece from last years Heirloom Sampler Club with Tomorrow's Heirlooms. I hope it will be the perfect stitch for the long Winter months ahead and hope you like it.

Sampler design size approx: 11" W x 4" H.
Stitched on 36ct Americana Froth by Dames of the Needle using the Weeks Dye Works floss in Oscar, Pamlico, Olive and Battleship.
Pattern Stitch Count: 196W x 73H. 

Now available at your local needlework shop and my Etsy Shop.
Smiles, ~Nan

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Quaker Carnations Pinwheel

Well, it took awhile to get this ready for release, but I think it was worth it.
I custom ordered some variegated hand dyed ribbon for the finish.  It's really beautiful ribbon and the colors go so perfectly with the colors in the design.
Here is the 3rd in the Pinwheel series.

"Quaker Carnations Pinwheel"

This piece was stitched on 32ct Vtg. Clay Pot by Lakeside Linens.
The Gentle Art floss colors are Wood Smoke, Cinnamon, Green Tea Leaf and Toffee.
Finished size is approx. 4".

 I've added this new design to my Etsy Shop, along with the hand dyed finishing ribbon, which can be purchased separately.  This design has shipped to my Distributor and will be available in your needlework shop very soon.

I hope you like what I've created and will enjoy stitching it. 

Thank you for stopping by.
Smiles, Nan

Friday, September 15, 2017


on the next Pinwheel.  This will be the 3rd in the series.  I'm stitching this on some beautiful linen that just arrived from Lakeside.  It's not a new color, but I sure think it's and underappreciated one.
Vintage Clay's even lovelier in person.  Pulled some pretty Fall colors for this one too.

Let the stitching begin.....
Smiles, Nan

Friday, September 8, 2017

So Excited to Share....

My newest Halloween/Fall release.  I've used a fun ornament finish on it, that I had come up with a few years back.  It hangs from a tin skeleton key!

 "Primitive Crow"

The model was stitched on Lakeside Linens 32ct Vintage Pear.  The floss colors are Gentle Art ~ Fragrant Cloves, Carriage Black, Claret and DMC 731.  Stitch Count 31W x 77H.  The finished ornie is approx. 2" by 4".

This was so much fun to create....I hope you like it too.  I've added this new design to my Etsy shop, along with the tin keys, which can be purchased separately.  This design is also shipping to my Distributor and will be available in your needlework shop soon.

Happy Stitching my friends!
Smiles, Nan