Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Some New Goodies

Just had to take some pics and show you
my latest banner purchase from Ivonne
This says it all when it comes to my style. What
a beautiful job she did.  I love it.  It's right by
our front door as soon as you walk in. 

Notice the adorable brown folk art bird with
the cute haircut.  She's another new goodie
of mine.  Audrey of Bayrayschild Primitives 
makes the most wonderful
folk art birds you'd ever want to own.
She has more for adoption, so check them

Have a happy Wednesday.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

~*~ LOVE Pinkeep ~*~

FYI...In case anyone is interested, I've just listed the
LOVE pinkeep in my Etsy Shop.

 It measures 6 x 4 1/2 inches. Stitched with
overdyed floss and filled with sawdust. 
The pattern is by Stitcherhood.

Smiles, ~Nan

Saturday, January 23, 2010


 My busy hands were at work early this morning.  I was 
determined to get some finishes done on some of
the pieces I've been stitching.  
The ~Oh Sweet Valentine~ cupboard hanger is a 
Primitivebettys freebie and the ~LOVE~ pinkeep
is  a Stitcherhood freebie.  Both were stitched 
on linen using cherry basket by Valdani. The 
~Valenine~ pinkeep by Country Rustic Primitives  
was stitched on R&R linen, 
my favorite, with Aztec Red by WDW.  
A silver charm hangs from a piece of french ribbon.
All of them are firmly stuffed with sawdust, as usual.  

Have a wonderful Saturday and enjoy the day.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Stitchin' Up A Storm

I sure didn't mean to neglect my blog, but I have been
so busy stitching up orders and trying to get 
done the new offerings I needed to 
post to TDIPT Mercantile this past Friday.

All got finished and were well received on the merc : )
  Here's all the things I've been stitching. 

BBD Strawberries with green wool tops and filled with
crushed walnut shells.

Another BBD called Sweet Heart.  This  pillow is 
stitched on36 ct R & R linen.  Just lovely 
to work on.  It's stitched with
overdyed  floss and stuffed with sawdust.

I was on a BBD roll :D.  This little box was stitched with
willow green linen.   I also used overdyed floss and
trimmed it with vintage chenille trim.

The patten originally said Noel, but I changed it to 
Be Mine, so it could be for Valentine's Day.  I love how this
turned out.  I used an old love letter to line the inside of the
box and stitched up a wool acorn as an added surprise.

This hanging pinkeep is my adaptation of an
E&E&F design. I didn't care for the saying so I 
changed it to a simple Be Mine with the 
date of Fed 14, 1890. It's stitched on a 
dark khaki linen and stuffed with
sawdust.  It's pretty big too, 10 X 4.

Finally, I just finished this cupboard hanger.  It's from a 
design by Brenda Keyes.  Also done with overdyed 
floss on natural linen and has a homespun hanger.
I haven't listed this yet.  It looks so cute hanging
on my stepback cupboard, that I'm not sure I 
want to give it up.

Well, I hope this makes up for being away from my blog for
so long.  Hope you enjoy the photos of my stitchings.
Warm wishes to you all and as always, happy stitching.

Friday, January 1, 2010

Happy New Year

Happy New Year!

May you realize your fondest dreams
and take time to recognize and enjoy
each and every blessing. 

Best Wishes for a wonderful New Year.