Saturday, May 28, 2011

Happy Memorial Day !

First, I want to wish everyone a safe and happy Memorial Day.
So far it is turning out to be a beautiful weekend.  We spent the day getting the deck all ready for a BBQ.  Cleaned and set up all the outdoor furniture and rugs.  It's looking like summer.
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I also wanted to show you something I just finished stitching.  It's a bit different.
I won this fun fabric on Ebay and this new pattern idea came to mind.  This linen band is about 8" X 18".  It's all done in Turkish Red floss and I'm thinking it may make a nice long pillow.
It was fun to play around with this fabric.  Wish I could find more of it, but it seems no one has anything like it.
Let me know your thoughts.  I love to hear your comments !

Sunday, May 22, 2011

*Another Chart Release*

Introducing Pride & Glory.
I have to say I really love how this turned out and I hope you will too.
It's stitched on 32 ct R & R Expresso linen using DMC thread and mounted in a pine 5 x 5 frame that's been painted blue and given a coat of dark brown wax.
This chart will also be available in my etsy shop  
for $9 or you may email me at to place an order.
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Thank you all for taking the time to visit and for all of your wonderful feedback and comments.  They touch my heart and bring a smile to my face. 
Happy Stitching, 

Saturday, May 21, 2011

*Sweet May Flowers Release*

Introducing my latest pattern. 
"Sweet May Flowers" is stitched on 36 ct linen and done 1 over 2.
I've used a beautiful variegated thread from
Crescent Colours called Ora's Iris.
This will be available in my etsy shop  
for $9 or you may email me at to place an order.
Thank you for visiting and I do hope you are all enjoying this
wonderful spring season.
~ Nan 

Sunday, May 15, 2011

*On To Dwell In Primitive Times*

~*~ Happy May ~*~
I am really running behind and just got my listings posted this morning.
Here are a few new things I literally just finished and are offering 
this month on TDIPT.

Bluebird Sampler Hornbook

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Good for the Gander Pinkeep

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Please visit to
seemore pictures of my May offerings and also
the other artists wonderful work.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

* Happy Mother's Day *

I hope you have all enjoyed this beautiful day! 
I spent some of the day sitting and relaxing in the garden with my best friend and hubby.
We sat out in the sun on the adirondack chairs and had some us time.
 talking and listening to all the happy birds. 
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I do have a finish to share.  It's called Basket of Memories and it's a reward of merit chart by Blackbird Designs.  
It's stitched on R&R 30ct Old Mill Java linen with WDW Dolphin floss and stuffed with sawdust.
I trimmed it in some vintage chenille yarn that I had stained up a while ago and it just matched so perfectly.  I also added 3 tiny mop buttons, just like the chart called for.
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Happy Stitching and have a great week.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

~A Sewing Bag ~

Hello, it's seems like it's been forever since I've shown anything I have completed.  I have been so involved with designing lately that I haven't had much time to stitch.  I have 2 new designs completed that I will soon be releasing.  
I recently got a chance to stitch something I've wanted to for awhile. 
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This is my finish of the 1820 Sewing Bag.  Design by Stacy Nash Primitives.
It's stitched on 28ct linen that I've stained. 
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Inside there's a large pocket to keep everything you need when sewing.
I've stitched on an overdyed wool heart, trimmed out in a bit of light gold velvet, to hold your needles.  I also made a little card with few mother of pearl buttons that can slip inside the pocket.  I got the card design from my friend and TDIPT sister Jan, who has a shop on Etsy called Digital Antiques.  She has a ton of really great images.  This was really fun to make.
Well, off to do a bit more sewing.  I'm working on a pinkeep right now and hope to show you another finish in a few days.  Till then Happy Stitching.