Wednesday, March 24, 2010

* A Very Cool Sign *

Hi,  I just had to share a picture of my new sign. 
Isn't it just awesome?  Pam at Goldieloo Woodworks 
custom designed this for me.  I really wanted a primitive
sign to hang in my sewing room and I immediately
thought to ask my TDIPT sister, Pam.
 It's exactly what I wanted and I love
it so much.  My hubby hung it for me : )

It's hanging above my antique drying stand that
I keep some of my homespun on.  It's really hanging
from a sawtooth hanger on the back of the sign.  
The hubby thought it would look more prim hanging 
from a nail and wire, so he attached
a black wire and wrapped it around a
 cutoff nail head.  Just to make it look like
  it's hanging from the wire.  He's a tricky one.

If you love signs and gameboards like I do, you should
hurry on over and check out the website.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

* Schoolgirl Blossoms Pinkeep *

Here's the finished piece of my new cross stitch
pattern, Schoolgirl Blossoms.  I've stitched it 
into a pinkeep.  The fabric backing is the 
same as the journal it is sitting on. It's  called
Rouenneries by French General.

This is a new venture for me and so far 
has been a lot of fun.  I've created patterns
in the past to sew up, but printing and 
selling the pattern itself is very new and exciting.

I appreciate all the nudging and support 
from my family and friends and finally taken
that first BIG step.  

So, if you'd like to purchase the charted pattern
with instructions and supply list,  just drop 
me an email at
  Pattern $9.00 ~ free shipping.

Thanks my friends and as always,
Happy stitching. 

Saturday, March 20, 2010

* New Pattern *

I just got done designing this pattern last week and 
stitched it up on some 36 ct R&R linen that I antiqued.
Yes, it's a Threadwork Primitives original.

I think I will call it ~Schoolgirl Blossoms~
I just love alphabet samplers.  

I used a combination of DMC, WDW and GA 
threads on this and I'm going to back it in
some Rouenneries by French Gereral.

I purposely pulled the colors for the pattern out of
the fabric. I know, I know, I'm all about things
absolutely matching.  It's a perfection 
problem thingy : )

I will be selling the pattern for $9, free shipping.
It comes complete with a detailed 
color pattern, instructions and supply list. 

I'll show all my stitcheries in their finished stage
as soon as I get them done. 

Well, off to do some sawdust stuffing : )-
Have a beautiful weekend.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

* A New Banner *

I am starting to have a real collection of banners from
my best bud  and TDIPT sister, Ivonne.  This is my 
newest one to acquire.  I have it hung in front of
one of our quilts that hangs on the railing 
upstairs.  Isn't is a beauty? 
If you want to see more of Ivonne's wonderful
banners, head on over to her blog, The Crackling Crows
and check them all out.  She has an amazing variety.

I am just getting over an awful bout with the flu,
but I have more goodies to show you soon.
Have a lovely spring like day.

Monday, March 15, 2010

New TDIPT Merchantile Offerings

Here are some of the pieces that I first showed you a few 
weeks back.  This one I finished into a little box.
I papered the outside with a drab brown floral
and painted and stained the inside.

This piece I decided to
finish as a ditty bag.  It's really not as bright
as it looks, but I just couldn't get the photo
to come out well. 

And this is probably my favorite.  I followed the 
pattern exactly as directed and finished this
into a needle book case.  It has a pocket,
a needle keep and a button keep. It's
really a nice size too.  Over 7" by 6".
All of these newly finished items were
listed on TDIPT Merc
last night.  
Hope you all enjoyed the pics of the finishes.
Have a wonderful week.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Remember Me.....

It's a very raining day in Philly.
Perfect day to stitch the day away.
Forget house cleaning :)
Just finished stitching this up this morning.  
It's a brand new pattern by Stacy Nash from her
Love Letters booklet.  I knew at first sight that
I had to stitch this.  I just think the pattern
is quite precious.  I stitched it on 32 ct raw linen
and I still have to do my staining routine to it.
I'll back it in a reproduction fabric or maybe 
some very heavily stained muslin 
and finish it into a pillow stuffed with
 Have a comfy weekend.

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Bluebird Assisi

It was beautiful in Philly today.  Temps in the
50's and the sun was shining.  With thoughts 
of Spring on my mind.  I  finished stitching 
this today.  I charted it from an antique
pincushion.  This is Assisi cross stitch. It is 
a method where "voiding" is referred to 
the background being filled, while the 
motifs themselves are left blank ... or void.
I'll stuff it with sawdust and finish
it into a pinkeep.  It looks so very
European to me.  
Thanks for taking a look. Hope 
the sun is shining for you too.